Citroen Citroen C5 Aircross Hatchback 1.6 Plug-in Hybrid 225 Shine Plus 5dr e-EAT8

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Multi function trip computer
Electric power steering
Speed limiter
Blind spot monitoring
Active cruise control with stop and go
Citroen connect box emergency assist system
Citroen connect Nav with connect box
Coffee Break Alert
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Bluetooth telephone facility
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
Gear efficiency indicator
Driver attention alert system
Active lane departure warning system
Active blind spot monitoring system
Highway driver assist
Reversing camera displayed on the central screen
Eco+ mode
Extended traffic sign recognition and recommendation
Central 8" capacitive touch screen
12.3" customisable TFT instrument display
Mirror screen with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Night time intersection functionality
Brake mode option on gear selector
Driving mode selector on central console
Custom interface for instrument cluster and touchscreen
Programmable cabin pre-conditioning and deferred charging
Foot operated hands free tailgate
Auxiliary input socket
Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), AM/FM and MP3 compatible radio with two tweeters and four speakers
2 USB sockets
Body colour door handles
Longitudinal roof bars
High level LED centre brake light
LED daytime running lights
LED Headlights
Satin chrome window surround
3D effect LED rear lights
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Headlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
LED front indicators
Automatic windscreen wipers
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Dark tinted rear windows and rear windscreen
Acoustic laminated windscreen with rain and brightness sensors
Electric, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicator and kerb puddle light
Citroen logo and monogram on rear
C5 Aircross monogram on boot rear
Matte black lower rear skirt
Painted front bumper
Painted rear bumper
Satin chrome C signature
Matte black wheel arch extensions
Airbump panels with colour insert on lower portion of the doors
Gloss black finish on A and B pillar and aerodynamic trim
Matte black side sill with anodised silver colour touch
Guide me home headlight function
Halogen rear fog lights
Halogen rear number plate lights
Automatic headlight activation via windscreen mounted sensors
Intelligent high beam headlights (auto dipping main beams)
Twin exhaust effect trim
Frameless auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror with blue LED electric driving mode indicator
HYBRID badging to front wings and tailgate
Acoustically insulated drivers and passengers side windows
Black upper and lower grille
Roof coloured rear spoiler with stainless edging trim
Multi function steering wheel
Front seat back map pockets
Hinged rear parcel shelf
Front + rear carpet mats
Dual zone automatic climate control
Rear passenger air vents
Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
Satin chrome interior door handles
Satin chrome gear lever
Fixing rings 4 in load compartment
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Central front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
Rear centre console ventilation system
2x Rear coat hooks
Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
12V socket in boot
12V socket in cabin
Leather steering wheel with satin chrome inserts
Height and reach adjustable leather steering wheel with 2 control zones
Manual passenger seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)
2 way lumbar adjustment for driver
3 Independent full size rear seats with adjustable recline angle
Advanced comfort seats
Anti odour and pollen filter
Air recirculation when reverse gear is engaged
Front door pockets store up to 1.5L bottle and A4 note pad
Rear door pockets store up to 0.5L bottle
2 Central illuminated cup holders
3x Grab handles retractable with damping
Front and rear LED welcome/LED rear reading lights
Open storage area next to gear selector
Dimmable white mood lighting
Smooth opening flocked glove box with lighting
Stainless steel front Citroen embossed sill scuff plates
Storage compartment for charging cable under boot floor
Leather effect interior door handles
Dashboard closed glove box with lid and illumination
City camera pack - C5 Aircross
Safety plus pack - C5 Aircross
City camera pack with front fog light- C5 Aircross
Two tone horn
Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Front and rear curtain airbags
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
Driver and front passenger side airbag
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Collision risk alert
ESP including traction control and stability programme
Tyre under inflation indicator
Front three point retractable seatbelts height adjustable with pre tensioners and force limiters
3x Rear three point retractable seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seats
Active safety brake with 77GHz radar
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Automatic door locking
Keyless entry and start
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Electronic code immobiliser
Alarm - perimetric and volumetric alarm with anti-lifting mechanism
Mode 3 charging cable with type 2 connectors
Multi link rear suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Soft touch matte dashboard with grey insert
Gloss black touch screen surround with integrated tactile buttons and chrome finisher
Satin chrome air vent decors
Leather effect dashboard facia
Compressor with puncture repair kit
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1598
Compression Ratio 2099
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 530
Gears 8
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1598
Badge Power 225.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.42
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.70
Engine BHP 225.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1770
Engine Torque 250.00
Top Speed 140
Front Tyres 205/55 R19
Rear Tyres 205/55 R19
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1670
Length 4500
Wheel Base 2730
Width 1859
Fuel Tank Size 43.00
Weight 2300
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1770
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The PSA conglomerate is busy electrifying all its mid-sized SUVs, so the Citroen C5 Aircross gets that tech too. Like its group stablemates, it can be recharged from a home wallbox in under 2 hours and it offers a decent full-electric driving range - here WLTP-certified at 34 miles. Like all C5 Aircross variants, this one majors on comfort, courtesy of the brand's 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' set-up. Citroen may be rather late to this party but at least it's trying to bring something new.

Background

The C5 Aircross, launched in 2018, has sold steadily in the mid-sized 5-seat part of the SUV sector but needed a few more headlines. The introduction of this plug-in hybrid variant might provide a few of those, incorporating as it does a cutting-edge electrified powertrain. Citroen has tried to build this into the car without compromising its other comfort-orientated attributes and, as usual with the brand, there's a strong emphasis on value and innovative design. This won't be the first car you'll have thought of if you happen to be looking for a mid-sized plug-in SUV, but it might well be worth including on your wish list.

Driving Experience

This electrified variant comes with a powerful and adaptable powertrain which sees a PureTech 180 Stop & Start petrol engine and an 80kW electric motor combining with a specially designed e-EAT8 automatic gearbox, to offer the equivalent of up to 225hp. At the wheel, you get three driving modes, with the one you'll be using most of the time being the 'Hybrid' setting that chooses the best mix of electric and petrol propulsion to suit the driving style whilst optimising efficiency. The alternative settings are either 'Sport' (where the car combines the power of the electric and petrol motors to offer livelier performance). And 'Electric' (where the car uses only the battery-powered electric motor, resulting in an ultra-quiet and smooth drive with zero exhaust emissions, offering a WLTP range of up to 34miles. Otherwise, things are very much as they would be in any other C5 Aircross. This car's key differentiating point is the way it glides over bumps. That ability comes courtesy of its Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system. This two-stage set-up features a couple of hydraulic stops on each side of the car, one for compression, the other for rebound. For major uneven ground impacts, the hydraulic stops work with the springs and shock absorbers to avoid jerky movements and unpleasant bouncing. Thicker softer seat padding also embellishes the impression of comfort. And double-laminated front windows and engine bay soundproofing play their part in reducing cabin noise.

Design and Build

There's very little to visually give away the fact that this variant is a hybrid, apart from 'Hybrid' badging on the front wings and the tailgate. If you want to be more overt about this car's electrified remit, you can specify an 'Anodised' Blue colour pack as an option. If you're not especially familiar with the C5 Aircross, you need to know that it shares the same EMP2 platform as the PSA Group's other mid-sized SUVs, the Peugeot 3008 and the DS 7 Crossback (both of which can also be had with the same plug-in engineering). This Citroen is 4.5m long and 1.84m wide with a 2.73m wheelbase, so is a touch bigger than cheaper cars in this class like Nissan's Qasqai and SEAT's Ateca. The brand's signature 'Air Bumps' make an appearance just above the lower side sills, but they're toned down here, just as they are in the brand's C4 Cactus hatch. Inside, that lengthy wheelbase translates into a cabin that feels significantly larger than that of most models in this class. Few competitors can match this C5 Aircross model's luggage capacity either, the extent of which depends on the position of the sliding second row bench. Nice touches include an active air quality system that uses an air-purifying carbon filter. Up-front, Citroen fans will note a retro touch in the form of the rolling speedometer, similar to that used on the old 1980's-era Citroen BX, incorporated as part of the instrumentation's 12.3-inch digital display. Few PHEV competitors can match the size of this C5 Aircross model's luggage space area, the extent of which depends on the position of the sliding second row bench. The 460-litre capacity is 120-litres down on what you get in an ordinary C5 Aircross though, thanks to battery placement beneath the cargo area base.

Market and Model

The C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, priced from around £35,000, can be specified in two well-appointed trim levels, 'Flair' and 'Flair Plus'. All models feature standard equipment including Citroen Connect Nav with a 3 year subscription to TomTom Live Traffic, active blind spot monitoring, active lane keeping assist, the active safety brake system, front and rear parking sensors and a 180-degree colour reversing camera. In addition, 'Flair Plus' models boast a half-leather interior, an electric driver's seat, a motorised hands-free tailgate, active cruise control and 19-inch 'Art' bi-tone alloy wheels. Other standard features include keyless entry and start and a frameless auto-dimming electrochrome rear-view mirror with a blue LED electric driving mode indicator. Plus there's a 7kW on-board charger for the 2KWh lithium-ion battery and a Mode 3 charging cable with a Type 2 connector. Buyers can specify 'big car' features like a 360-degree camera system and a 'Park assist' set-up, plus you can of course add in things like keyless entry and a reversing camera. Camera-driven safety kit also includes 'Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go', 'Collision Risk Alert', 'Coffee Break Alert', 'Driver Attention Alert', 'Traffic Sign Recognition', 'Highway Driver Assist' and 'Intelligent Beam Headlights'.

Cost of Ownership

The combined petrol engine and electric motor produces CO2 of just 32-33g/km and fuel efficiency of up to 168mpg on a combined cycle, (all figures WLTP certified, dependent on version). You'll need to fit a home charging 7kW wallbox to make the most of this car. Citroen partners with Pod Point to provide this and customers will be eligible for a £500 government OLEV grant towards installation. Once this is in place, you'll be able to recharge the car in under two hours. Using the 'MyCitroen' app, customers will be able to activate deferred charging (to take advantage of lower electricity tariffs) and Pre-conditioning (so the cabin can be cooled or warmed before entry to the vehicle). As for when you're out and about, well Citroen has partnered with POLAR, the largest and best-performing public charge network in the UK, to offer UK customers buying a new C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid a six-month free subscription (normally worth £7.85 per month) to the POLAR service, which offers a good availability of charging points - with many not incurring any extra per-kWh charges. Every C5 Aircross comes with a three-year and 60,000-mile warranty. The first two years of that aren't subject to any mileage limits but the third year (which is taken care of by your local dealer) is limited to 60,000 miles. Insurance is group 32E for the 'Flair' and group 33E for the 'Flair Plus'. And company drivers will be tempted by the fact that this PHEV sits in the 10% Benefit-in-Kind taxation bracket.

Summary

We're always happy to see a product that tries to bring something a little different to its market segment, which is why we rather like this C5 Aircross in its more standard forms. If you can find the significant price premium necessary to get this plug-in Hybrid version, then there's also plenty to like here too. The electrified stats are very class-competitive amongst Crossovers of this type, but you could argue they'd be replicated by equivalent versions of the Peugeot 3008 and the DS 7 Crossback which feature the same engineering. The 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' set-up of this Citroen though, gives this particular SUV something a little different - you really can feel an improvement in the way it eases over tarmac undulations. It's worth a test drive then - as a possible starting point to your electrified future.

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Multi function trip computer
Electric power steering
Speed limiter
Blind spot monitoring
Active cruise control with stop and go
Citroen connect box emergency assist system
Citroen connect Nav with connect box
Coffee Break Alert
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Bluetooth telephone facility
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
Gear efficiency indicator
Driver attention alert system
Active lane departure warning system
Active blind spot monitoring system
Highway driver assist
Reversing camera displayed on the central screen
Eco+ mode
Extended traffic sign recognition and recommendation
Central 8" capacitive touch screen
12.3" customisable TFT instrument display
Mirror screen with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Night time intersection functionality
Brake mode option on gear selector
Driving mode selector on central console
Custom interface for instrument cluster and touchscreen
Programmable cabin pre-conditioning and deferred charging
Foot operated hands free tailgate
Auxiliary input socket
Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), AM/FM and MP3 compatible radio with two tweeters and four speakers
2 USB sockets
Body colour door handles
Longitudinal roof bars
High level LED centre brake light
LED daytime running lights
LED Headlights
Satin chrome window surround
3D effect LED rear lights
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Headlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
LED front indicators
Automatic windscreen wipers
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Dark tinted rear windows and rear windscreen
Acoustic laminated windscreen with rain and brightness sensors
Electric, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED indicator and kerb puddle light
Citroen logo and monogram on rear
C5 Aircross monogram on boot rear
Matte black lower rear skirt
Painted front bumper
Painted rear bumper
Satin chrome C signature
Matte black wheel arch extensions
Airbump panels with colour insert on lower portion of the doors
Gloss black finish on A and B pillar and aerodynamic trim
Matte black side sill with anodised silver colour touch
Guide me home headlight function
Halogen rear fog lights
Halogen rear number plate lights
Automatic headlight activation via windscreen mounted sensors
Intelligent high beam headlights (auto dipping main beams)
Twin exhaust effect trim
Frameless auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror with blue LED electric driving mode indicator
HYBRID badging to front wings and tailgate
Acoustically insulated drivers and passengers side windows
Black upper and lower grille
Roof coloured rear spoiler with stainless edging trim
Multi function steering wheel
Front seat back map pockets
Hinged rear parcel shelf
Front + rear carpet mats
Dual zone automatic climate control
Rear passenger air vents
Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
Satin chrome interior door handles
Satin chrome gear lever
Fixing rings 4 in load compartment
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Central front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
Rear centre console ventilation system
2x Rear coat hooks
Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
12V socket in boot
12V socket in cabin
Leather steering wheel with satin chrome inserts
Height and reach adjustable leather steering wheel with 2 control zones
Manual passenger seat adjustment (height, fore/aft and backrest angle)
2 way lumbar adjustment for driver
3 Independent full size rear seats with adjustable recline angle
Advanced comfort seats
Anti odour and pollen filter
Air recirculation when reverse gear is engaged
Front door pockets store up to 1.5L bottle and A4 note pad
Rear door pockets store up to 0.5L bottle
2 Central illuminated cup holders
3x Grab handles retractable with damping
Front and rear LED welcome/LED rear reading lights
Open storage area next to gear selector
Dimmable white mood lighting
Smooth opening flocked glove box with lighting
Stainless steel front Citroen embossed sill scuff plates
Storage compartment for charging cable under boot floor
Leather effect interior door handles
Dashboard closed glove box with lid and illumination
City camera pack - C5 Aircross
Safety plus pack - C5 Aircross
City camera pack with front fog light- C5 Aircross
Two tone horn
Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Front and rear curtain airbags
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
Driver and front passenger side airbag
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Collision risk alert
ESP including traction control and stability programme
Tyre under inflation indicator
Front three point retractable seatbelts height adjustable with pre tensioners and force limiters
3x Rear three point retractable seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seats
Active safety brake with 77GHz radar
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Automatic door locking
Keyless entry and start
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Electronic code immobiliser
Alarm - perimetric and volumetric alarm with anti-lifting mechanism
Mode 3 charging cable with type 2 connectors
Multi link rear suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Soft touch matte dashboard with grey insert
Gloss black touch screen surround with integrated tactile buttons and chrome finisher
Satin chrome air vent decors
Leather effect dashboard facia
Compressor with puncture repair kit
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1598
Compression Ratio 2099
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 530
Gears 8
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1598
Badge Power 225.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.42
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.70
Engine BHP 225.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1770
Engine Torque 250.00
Top Speed 140
Front Tyres 205/55 R19
Rear Tyres 205/55 R19
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1670
Length 4500
Wheel Base 2730
Width 1859
Fuel Tank Size 43.00
Weight 2300
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1770
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The PSA conglomerate is busy electrifying all its mid-sized SUVs, so the Citroen C5 Aircross gets that tech too. Like its group stablemates, it can be recharged from a home wallbox in under 2 hours and it offers a decent full-electric driving range - here WLTP-certified at 34 miles. Like all C5 Aircross variants, this one majors on comfort, courtesy of the brand's 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' set-up. Citroen may be rather late to this party but at least it's trying to bring something new.

Background

The C5 Aircross, launched in 2018, has sold steadily in the mid-sized 5-seat part of the SUV sector but needed a few more headlines. The introduction of this plug-in hybrid variant might provide a few of those, incorporating as it does a cutting-edge electrified powertrain. Citroen has tried to build this into the car without compromising its other comfort-orientated attributes and, as usual with the brand, there's a strong emphasis on value and innovative design. This won't be the first car you'll have thought of if you happen to be looking for a mid-sized plug-in SUV, but it might well be worth including on your wish list.

Driving Experience

This electrified variant comes with a powerful and adaptable powertrain which sees a PureTech 180 Stop & Start petrol engine and an 80kW electric motor combining with a specially designed e-EAT8 automatic gearbox, to offer the equivalent of up to 225hp. At the wheel, you get three driving modes, with the one you'll be using most of the time being the 'Hybrid' setting that chooses the best mix of electric and petrol propulsion to suit the driving style whilst optimising efficiency. The alternative settings are either 'Sport' (where the car combines the power of the electric and petrol motors to offer livelier performance). And 'Electric' (where the car uses only the battery-powered electric motor, resulting in an ultra-quiet and smooth drive with zero exhaust emissions, offering a WLTP range of up to 34miles. Otherwise, things are very much as they would be in any other C5 Aircross. This car's key differentiating point is the way it glides over bumps. That ability comes courtesy of its Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension system. This two-stage set-up features a couple of hydraulic stops on each side of the car, one for compression, the other for rebound. For major uneven ground impacts, the hydraulic stops work with the springs and shock absorbers to avoid jerky movements and unpleasant bouncing. Thicker softer seat padding also embellishes the impression of comfort. And double-laminated front windows and engine bay soundproofing play their part in reducing cabin noise.

Design and Build

There's very little to visually give away the fact that this variant is a hybrid, apart from 'Hybrid' badging on the front wings and the tailgate. If you want to be more overt about this car's electrified remit, you can specify an 'Anodised' Blue colour pack as an option. If you're not especially familiar with the C5 Aircross, you need to know that it shares the same EMP2 platform as the PSA Group's other mid-sized SUVs, the Peugeot 3008 and the DS 7 Crossback (both of which can also be had with the same plug-in engineering). This Citroen is 4.5m long and 1.84m wide with a 2.73m wheelbase, so is a touch bigger than cheaper cars in this class like Nissan's Qasqai and SEAT's Ateca. The brand's signature 'Air Bumps' make an appearance just above the lower side sills, but they're toned down here, just as they are in the brand's C4 Cactus hatch. Inside, that lengthy wheelbase translates into a cabin that feels significantly larger than that of most models in this class. Few competitors can match this C5 Aircross model's luggage capacity either, the extent of which depends on the position of the sliding second row bench. Nice touches include an active air quality system that uses an air-purifying carbon filter. Up-front, Citroen fans will note a retro touch in the form of the rolling speedometer, similar to that used on the old 1980's-era Citroen BX, incorporated as part of the instrumentation's 12.3-inch digital display. Few PHEV competitors can match the size of this C5 Aircross model's luggage space area, the extent of which depends on the position of the sliding second row bench. The 460-litre capacity is 120-litres down on what you get in an ordinary C5 Aircross though, thanks to battery placement beneath the cargo area base.

Market and Model

The C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, priced from around £35,000, can be specified in two well-appointed trim levels, 'Flair' and 'Flair Plus'. All models feature standard equipment including Citroen Connect Nav with a 3 year subscription to TomTom Live Traffic, active blind spot monitoring, active lane keeping assist, the active safety brake system, front and rear parking sensors and a 180-degree colour reversing camera. In addition, 'Flair Plus' models boast a half-leather interior, an electric driver's seat, a motorised hands-free tailgate, active cruise control and 19-inch 'Art' bi-tone alloy wheels. Other standard features include keyless entry and start and a frameless auto-dimming electrochrome rear-view mirror with a blue LED electric driving mode indicator. Plus there's a 7kW on-board charger for the 2KWh lithium-ion battery and a Mode 3 charging cable with a Type 2 connector. Buyers can specify 'big car' features like a 360-degree camera system and a 'Park assist' set-up, plus you can of course add in things like keyless entry and a reversing camera. Camera-driven safety kit also includes 'Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go', 'Collision Risk Alert', 'Coffee Break Alert', 'Driver Attention Alert', 'Traffic Sign Recognition', 'Highway Driver Assist' and 'Intelligent Beam Headlights'.

Cost of Ownership

The combined petrol engine and electric motor produces CO2 of just 32-33g/km and fuel efficiency of up to 168mpg on a combined cycle, (all figures WLTP certified, dependent on version). You'll need to fit a home charging 7kW wallbox to make the most of this car. Citroen partners with Pod Point to provide this and customers will be eligible for a £500 government OLEV grant towards installation. Once this is in place, you'll be able to recharge the car in under two hours. Using the 'MyCitroen' app, customers will be able to activate deferred charging (to take advantage of lower electricity tariffs) and Pre-conditioning (so the cabin can be cooled or warmed before entry to the vehicle). As for when you're out and about, well Citroen has partnered with POLAR, the largest and best-performing public charge network in the UK, to offer UK customers buying a new C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid a six-month free subscription (normally worth £7.85 per month) to the POLAR service, which offers a good availability of charging points - with many not incurring any extra per-kWh charges. Every C5 Aircross comes with a three-year and 60,000-mile warranty. The first two years of that aren't subject to any mileage limits but the third year (which is taken care of by your local dealer) is limited to 60,000 miles. Insurance is group 32E for the 'Flair' and group 33E for the 'Flair Plus'. And company drivers will be tempted by the fact that this PHEV sits in the 10% Benefit-in-Kind taxation bracket.

Summary

We're always happy to see a product that tries to bring something a little different to its market segment, which is why we rather like this C5 Aircross in its more standard forms. If you can find the significant price premium necessary to get this plug-in Hybrid version, then there's also plenty to like here too. The electrified stats are very class-competitive amongst Crossovers of this type, but you could argue they'd be replicated by equivalent versions of the Peugeot 3008 and the DS 7 Crossback which feature the same engineering. The 'Progressive Hydraulic Cushion' set-up of this Citroen though, gives this particular SUV something a little different - you really can feel an improvement in the way it eases over tarmac undulations. It's worth a test drive then - as a possible starting point to your electrified future.

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To potentially save money, have peace of mind and ease of budgeting, choose add maintenance to proceed.

*Figures are a representative example and may vary depending on driving style and conditions please speak to a member of the sales team for more information

Blue Chilli Car Leasing believes all customers should have the opportunity to take advantage of fixed maintenance cover.

So what are the benefits?

  • Planned fixed cost budgeting
  • No unexpected maintenance costs
  • Protection from rising inflation costs

What’s included?

  • Mechanical and electrical repairs or replacements, including associated parts and labour due to fair wear and tear
  • Bulbs, Batteries, Exhausts, Cam belts, Wiper blades, Alternators, Starter Motors
  • MOT tests
  • Premium Branded tyre replacements including valve and balance*

*Some of our partner funders do not cover damage through punctures or vandalism/deliberate damage. Please ask if you require more details.