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Citroen C5 Aircross SUV Is Almost Ready For China

Published on May 22, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Citroen C5 Aircross

A new photo at a Citroen factory in China shows a line of four Citroen C5 Aircross SUVs, indicating it is almost ready for the Chinese auto market. The C5 Aircross debuted last month in Shanghai and will launch next month. Price will start at 157.800 yuan and and at 223.800.

Citroen C5 Aircross

A nice beige over black interior with a digital instrument panel and a 10 inch touch screen in the middle.

The C5 Aircross 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. Sources say that Citroen is working on a 2.0 turbo version, a hybrid, and an LWB seven-seat version (like the Tiguan L / Allspace).

The 1.6 turbo will be designated 350TPH and the 1.8 turbo 380TPH.

The Chinese name for the C5 Aircross is Tianyi. It is made locally by Dongfeng-PSA, the joint venture that also makes the 4008.

Citroen C5 Aircross

The Citroen C5 Aircross in Shanghai. Air cushions on the doors, the front one with an orange frame, the c-pillar is heavily chromed, and there are proper roof rails on the roof.

Citroen C5 Aircross

Earlier spy shot of the 350THP, with an ugly and poorly integrated single pipe tip on the right side.

Citroen C5 Aircross

The 380TPH with a much better designed bumper-pipe ensemble.

Citroen C5 Aircross

The Citroen C5 Aircross in Shanghai. Design is nice but kinda front-heavy. The nose is so enormous and so tall that is looks like it will flip over frontwards.

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