First impressions on board the new restyled Citroën C5 Aircross SUV (+ video)

Despite its modern appearance, the Citroën C5 Aircross has been around for 4 years already. So it’s time for him to receive the usual mid-career redesign, which doesn’t go unnoticed. First impressions on board.

without details. This has been the motto of the Citroën C5 Aircross since the beginning of its career in 2018. By immediately emphasizing the highly rounded shapes and adventurous style enhanced by the presence of Airbumps on the sides, the Frenchman immediately stood out. Family SUV group. At the time of restyling, we see that this 4.50-meter-tall guy still isn’t doing things on half, roughly taking the opposite of where he was from the start. Exit the look on two floors giving the side a ‘game’, place a whole new spotlight in Xwhich is reminiscent of the C4, C5 … X. At the rear, Chevron also redesigned the optical units, which are now ergonomic and with a new horizontal signature. According to Citroen, This change of style reflects the desire to be more serious and less attractive. At first glance, the result is there, and the 2022 Classic really stands out from its predecessor.

Citroën C5 Aircross after restyling. © Citroen

The interior design has also been updated

The amazement continues in the cabin as the manufacturer did not hesitate to completely redesign the dashboard in order to graft a new multimedia display. At 10 inches and in landscape format, it covers the dashboard and is much closer to the driver. Not only can it be accessed while driving, but this element is also more responsive and intuitive than before. Not enough to make it a reference for simplicity but at least erase the lag the C5 Aircross has had in this area for quite some time. The general ergonomics benefits even more, as Citroën has chosen to keep many of the commands via direct shortcuts placed below.

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Clever, Chevron still arranges the air conditioning vents framing the old screen to be moved lower without rebuilding the dashboard. Despite everything, we must salute the efforts of the French manufacturer of this mid-career modernization because the effect of the novelty is present.. One clarification: This new interior architecture is valid only from the mid-tier, and the Live and Feel finishes while retaining the old 8-inch element.

Citroën C5 Aircross before restyling. © CitroenThe interior of the new restyled Citroën C5 Aircross SUV. © Citroen

Hello always, C5 Aircross is gaining nothing in terms of functionality. There’s still plenty of storage, as automatic transmission versions inherit the Peugeot 308’s small-bolt bolt in place of the old lever. In the back, the French still shine Its three single sliding seats allow you to vary legroom, and sometimes even luggage storage capacitywhich is still among the best in its class, with between 580 and 720 decimeters depending on the manufacturer.

Available in spring

Citroën C5 Aircross from behind before restyling. © CitroenThe new restyled Citroën C5 Aircross SUV also changes the taillights. © Citroen

There is nothing new to report under the hood of the 2022 C5 Aircross, which retains the PureTech 130 and BlueHDi 130, both available in mechanical or automatic gearboxes and the 225-hp hybrid variant that continues to attract 35% of companies in the sales mix. Available in the spring, maybe around May, the big Aircross didn’t announce their prices, necessarily a little higher. As a reminder, the range currently starts at €27,350.

Posted in 01/12/2022 updated 01/12/2022

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