Alongside the existing petrol and diesel models, buyers will be able to choose a new plug-in hybrid option which becomes the most powerful and efficient version of the C5 Aircross. It uses the same powertrain as that found in the Vauxhall Grandland X PHEV and Peugeot 3008 Hybrid, too.
Combining a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor and battery, the model produces a combined 222bhp and 320Nm of torque. Its 13.2kWh battery offers an electric range of up to 34 miles, while also enabling some impressive low running costs – returning up to 168mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 32g/km.
Drivers can switch between Electric, Hybrid and Sport driving modes to make the most of the efficiency and power.
It’s available from £35,340 in Flair trim, or £36,815 in Flair Plus trim, and comes with a number of changes to distinguish it from the regular C5 Aircross. On top of the hybrid badging and charging cables included, the model also features keyless entry and start, a multi-arm suspension setup and a custom interface for the instrument cluster and touchscreen. A blue colour pack is also offered.
Through the ‘MyCitroen app’, drivers will also be able to pre-condition their car remotely, while also choosing their preferred times to charge at home to make the most of the lowest energy tariffs.See available C5 Aircross deals
While Citroen might have been slow to launch its first hybrid models, the firm says it will offer an all-electric or plug-in hybrid version of every model in its range by 2025.
First deliveries of the Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid are expected in the middle of the year.