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Citroen Beyond SUV Pre-Sale Starts At 23,300 USD In China

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This is the new Citroen Beyond, a facelift compact SUV under the Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën joint venture. The Citroen Beyond is a renamed and updated Citroen C5 Aircross. It is common in China to repack older models as new ones, with a new name and some design updates.

The car comes in three versions. Pre-sale started on July 14 with a price range between 157,700-231,700 RMB (23,300-34,200 USD).

The old car was called 天逸 (Tianyi) C5 Aircross. The new car is called 天逸 Beyond. They kept the Chinese 天逸 name and only changed the latter part of the name.

From the side, the blackened D-pillar creates a floating roof effect. The heavily chromed window frame and the black roof rack further emphasize the liveliness of the car. The wheel adopts a petal-shaped rim design. The size of the car is 4510/1860/1705mm with a 2730mm wheelbase.

The Citroen badge is almost on the bonnet and the large gray-edged air vents are in the low end of the bumper. The silver trim in the front combined with the blackened grille on both sides makes the car look sporty.

At the rear, the LED taillights on both sides and the large blackened bumper make the car more recognizable.

The interior adopts a T-shaped symmetrical layout and is equipped with a 10-inch central control screen and a 12.3-inch instrument panel. The steering wheel has a flat bottom. Other features include voice interaction, OTA updates, wireless charging, remote control, and advanced driver assistance functions. In addition, the Citroen Beyond is the first Citroen model equipped with AR real-time navigation which superimposes real-time camera images with the map.

The Citroen Beyond also comes with a large panoramic sunroof.

The Citroen BEYOND comes with three power options. 360THP model: 1.6T engine with a maximum power of 129kW, a peak torque of 250Nm, matched with an 8-speed automated manual transmission. 400THP model: 1.8T engine with a maximum power of 155kW, a peak torque of 300Nm, matched with an 8-speed automated manual transmission. PHEV model: maximum power of 221kW and a peak torque of 520Nm.

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