Paris Motor Show 2018: New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Embodies The Brand’s New Look And Heralds Citroën’s Hybrid Offensive
At the Paris Motor Show 2018, 4 to 14 October, Citroën will emphasise the consistency of its new look, which is underpinned by the “Inspired By You” brand signature. The Citroën stand will present a range of products, services and innovations which are planned or have recently been launched including the modern and conistent Citroën range, the world premiere for Citroën's flagship model, New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV and New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept, a model which highlights the brands first stages of their energy transition offensive. Also featured will be the preperations for the brands centenary in 2019 and the latest Citroën innovations including the first glasses designed to eliminate motion sickness, SEETROËN.
Citroën will showcase a modern and entirely renewed range at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. With six models released in less than two years, each sharing a distinctive and bold design as well as outstanding comfort via the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, the brand will highlight the consistency customers can now expect across the range.
As an exciting first step for Citroën in terms of energy transition, New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept will make its global debut. The concept car will sit alongside key models such as New C4 Cactus, New C3 Aircross – and New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV as it makes its world premiere.
A BRAND FOR THE CORE MARKET, COMMITTED TO RESPONSIBLE MOBILITY
A World Premiere of New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept will be Citroën's first PHEV model as part of the brand’s core model strategy. This will see 80% of the Citroën range with an electric option by 2023 and 100% by 2025. Alongside this world premiere will be a range of models entirely certified according to the new WLTP protocol, benefiting from the most efficient low emission technologies.
AN ICONIC BRAND CELEBRATING ITS CENTENARY IN 2019
To celebrate the brands centenary in 2019 there will be a ‘Fashion/Art Car’ zone showcasing Citroën’s partnership with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and links with other iconic partners such as ELLE magazine and Rip Curl. A ‘Racing’ zone with C3 WRC and a driving simulator for rally fans. Events in the “Le Petit Citroën” boutique and ”Café Bulle” with Citroën partner, Orangina and also a nod to the brands history with a 2CV van and a 5HP Type C from 1925 on display.
A STAND REFLECTING AN UNPRECEDENTED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
A colourful, welcoming and lively motor show stand “Inspired By You”, with a new ‘Arena’ featuring daily events. The new stand embodies comfort, reflecting how showrooms are evolving to adapt to new consumer habits and to meet customers’ needs, as demonstrated by the “La Maison Citroën” retail concept.
An innovation to be discovered next to the “Le Petit Citroën” boutique is SEETROËN, the first glasses designed to eliminate motion sickness. This chronic disorder, also known as Kinetosis, affects over 30 million Europeans. To tackle this, Citroën has developed these glasses with a high-tech look in white soft-touch plastic.
NEW C5 AIRCROSS SUV: A WORLD PREMIERE FOR THE COMFORT CLASS SUV
New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV will be on display complete with the ‘Origine France Garantie’ (Guaranteed French Origin) label that was presented during the summer. The SUV will be shown in three different configurations to promote its full comfort and personalisation potential.
NEW C4 CACTUS: THE ULTRA-COMFORTABLE HATCHBACK
With its unique personality, New C4 Cactus is the ultimate comfortable hatchback. This new model marks a substantial upgrade for C4 Cactus in terms of technology and engine options, while continuing to stand apart through its singular personality and comfort.
NEW BERLINGO: THE THIRD GENERATION FROM THE CREATOR OF THE LEISURE ACTIVITY VEHICLE
With the launch of New Berlingo, Citroën has upgraded an icon in the Leisure Activity Vehicle segment, which it created nearly 22 years ago. Citroën's extensive upgrades to the Berlingo include:
• New body styling with a more forward-set windscreen and a higher and shorter front end, achieved through the use of the EMP2 platform. • A front end design that is consistent with the identity of the Citroën brand with the two-tier light signature and front fog lights. • Flowing body styling with Airbump® panels at the bottom of the doors. • An uncluttered, typically Citroën interior, with light and airy design and several interior ambiances. • Personalisation options with an ‘XTR Pack’ and touches of colour. • Two sizes, M and XL with body lengths of 4.40m and 4.75m, with five or seven seats.
A BRAND FOR THE CORE MARKET, COMMITTED TO RESPONSIBLE MOBILITY
NEW CITROËN C5 AIRCROSS SUV HYBRID CONCEPT
At the Paris Motor Show, Citroën is going all out and unveiling New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept. The concept anticipates the Hybrid version of New C5 Aircross SUV, which will launch at the beginning of 2020. The high-end PHEV technology in New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept further strengthens the flagship’s positioning and adds another dimension to the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, with:
• A new experience of Citroën comfort with seamless, smooth and silent driving in electric mode (ZEV), which will further emphasise the first-class comfort of New C5 Aircross SUV. • Unrestrained electric mobility: up to 50km for daily use in ZEV mode and the security of a combustion engine for longer journeys, with low overall running costs. • Driving pleasure assured by the combination of the 180hp PureTech S&S petrol engine and an 80kW electric motor, offering torque on demand via the e-EAT8 automatic gearbox, and total power output of 225hp. • High-end technology designed for ease of use: automatic mode management, easy recharging, intuitive information and the easy maintenance of the modular interior layout.
An electric-assistance braking system (‘i-booster’) recovers the energy available during braking and deceleration, therefore providing up to 10% autonomy. This occurs thanks to a transfer of mechanical energy into electric energy stored in the battery. The system enables the battery to be re-charged and increases the availability of electric driving.
With a standard socket, the battery re-charges overnight taking between four and eight hours, depending on the type of charger used. Battery charging is faster with a 32A wall box, which is available to purchase or hire, and takes 2 hours. Charging can be programmed or scheduled, to take advantage of off-peak rates. This programming is accessible via the touchscreen in the passenger compartment, or via the MyCitroën app.
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ALL CITROËN WLTP-CERTIFIED PASSENGER MODELS
All models in the Citroën range are now certified under the WLTP protocol, ensuring customers have a complete range of clean and powerful engine options tailored to meet their needs. By having all of its models approved, Citroën is giving customers a wide range of engine options, in line with their needs. New-generation PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines give Citroën a head start in light of the forthcoming tightening of the standard in 2020, as they benefit from the most efficient low emission technologies. Citroën models are equipped with the latest innovations from Groupe PSA, such as SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) on BlueHDi diesel engines and an innovative particulate filter on direct injection petrol engines.
HARNESSING THE ENERGY OF C3 WRC
Since motorsport is a strong part of Citroën's DNA, fans of the World Rally Championship will be given a double opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of racing, through:
• The C3 WRC with 380hp. The goal of this vehicle on the track is to raise Citroën to the highest level in the World Rally Championship. Since its creation in 1919, Citroën has always been renowned for its ability to take on adventure and sporting challenges. • A driving simulator will be available on the stand. A visual and sensory experience that fans are sure to enjoy, once they have settled into the bucket seat. Excitement is guaranteed, with vibrations beneath the seat and through the steering wheel, while tackling events from the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship calendar just like a real driver.
The Citroën stand is available from Thursday 4 to Sunday 14 October.