The very first photo of the Citroen C5 Aircross, the production version of the 2015 Citroen Aircross concept. One fiery red example was seen in the factory, showing off its new bumper. The C5 Aircross will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show next month and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3.
The 2015 Aircross concept, note different bumper.
Code name of the new SUV is C84. It is based on the PSA EMP2 platform which also underpins the Peugeot 4008, known as 3008 elsewhere.
At launch the C5 Aircross will be available with the same engines as the 3008/4008: a 1.6 turbo with 167hp and 245nm, and a 1.8 turbo with 204hp and 280nm, both mated to a six-speed automatic. Citroen is also said to be working on a 2.0 turbo version, a hybrid, and an LWB seven-seat version (like the Tiguan L / Allspace).
Price will start around 195.000 yuan and end around 290.000 yuan. It will be made in China by Dongfeng-PSA, the joint venture that also makes the 4008.
Earlier spy shot of the rear, showing two square shaped pipes under the bumper. D-pillar looks very similar to concept’s.