Citroen unveils C5 Aircross Hybrid concept before public debut

Citroen unveils C5 Aircross Hybrid concept before public debut

The plug-in hybrid version of the upcoming SUV is likely to go on sale in 2020 and will be the first electrified Citroen model to go on sale.

Citroen has announced that it will be displaying a concept C5 Aircross Hybrid at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

First shown in pictures released by the French brand, the plug-in hybrid version of the soon-to-be-released C5 Aircross, which will also be receiving its public debut at the biennial motor show.

2018 Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid concept

The C5 Aircross Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid – the first to be built by Citroen – and it will receive its market launch in 2020, leading the manufacturer’s Low Emission Vehicle offensive.

It will be fitted with a petrol-hybrid setup that teams a 178bhp PureTech engine to an 80kW electric motor to produce 222bhp and will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Citroen claims the plug-in will be able to go 31 miles on all-electric power and it will start a sequence of the brand releasing an electrified vehicle every year up to 2025 – by which time Citroen hopes it will provide an all-electric range.

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2018 Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid concept

For the model’s reveal, it will be shown in a special white and blue livery alongside 19-inch grey alloy wheels, while also receiving hybrid designation on the back.

Inside, the concept is fitted is 12.3-inch digital instrument display alongside an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment that come with exclusive hybrid functions.

The C5 Aircross will be employing Citroen’s latest Advanced Comfort features, such as increased noise insulation, improved seat cushioning and a smoother suspension setup.

The Paris Motor Show runs from October 4 to 14.

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