Citroen C5 Aircross officially unveiled in Nepal

After finding great success with Peugeot vehicles in Nepal, Shangrila Motors Pvt. Ltd, has introduced another popular French brand — Citroen — in the country. To mark the brand’s entry, the company has officially launched a premium mid-size SUV — the Citroen C5 Aircross — at the introductory price of Rs 1.35 crore.

The Citroen C5 Aircross is an ultra-modular SUV that promises unstinting comfort with its unique patented suspension design, which utilises Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, and Advanced Comfort seats. The vehicle is based on four main themes of comfort engineering: Cocooned Comfort, Panoramic Life, Flying Carpet Effect, and Intuitive Technologies.

Design

At the front, the C5 Aircross has a muscular profile that features a double chevron design just above a matte black upper grille. The vehicle, standing on 18-inch two-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels, features LED vision projector headlamps, LED DRLs, and front fog lamps on its front bumper; and 3D LED lamps, fog lamps, and an LED high mount stop lamp on the rear.

The 5-seater SUV comes with a cushy interior featuring grey-grained leather upholstery with advanced comfort seats. The driver seat comes with an electronically adjustable feature. Upfront is a height-and-reach-adjustable leather steering wheel with two control zones. On the dashboard sits a 12.3-inch digital cluster with an embedded eight-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. And on the top of the well-designed cabin is a panoramic sunroof powered by dual electric motors with an inbuilt auto-reverse safety function.

Powertrain

The Citroen C5 Aircross is powered by a 1.6L petrol engine generating a maximum power of 165 hp (121 kW) and a maximum torque of 240 Nm. The engine is mated to a highly refined 6-speed automatic transmission. However, the SUV also offers a manual gear-change function that makes use of mounted paddles on the steering wheel, enabling the driver to seamlessly shift gears between automatic and manual modes. The vehicle comes with a refined start-stop function designed for increasing fuel efficiency and decreasing emissions.

Features

The premium SUV offers a plethora of convenience features such as push-button start, engine start and stop, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic temperature control, Air Quality System, rear AC vents, cruise control with speed limiter and memory settings, puddle lamp, electrochromic inside rear-view mirror, double-laminated front windows and acoustic windshield glass, passenger seat manual adjustment (six-ways), lumbar support front seats, front-console armrest with LED-illuminated cup holder, electric tailgate, automatic headlight activation, automatic rain-sensing wiper with integrated windscreen washers, trunk hooks, two-tone horn, and tyre-pressure monitoring system.

The SUV boasts cocooned safety features such as six airbags (including driver and front-passenger airbags, side airbags, and curtain airbags), park assist, parking sensors, ESP, coffee-break alert, blind-spot monitoring system, blind-spot information system (BLIS), fog lights with static cornering function, hill-descent assist, hill-start assist, reverse camera with top-rear vision, traction control, auto-door unlock on crash, three-point retractable seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters in the outer rear seats, ISOFIX, and electric parking brake.

Specifications

The vehicle comes with Citroen’s own proprietary suspension — Progressive Hydraulic Cushions — that redefines the meaning of driving comfort. The suspension maintains assured stability and dynamics even on road surfaces marred by imperfections and large bumps, making the Citroen C5 Aircross feel like a ‘flying carpet’.

Engine1.6 L PSA EP6FDT Turbo I4
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement1598
Max. power 165 hp (121 kW) at 6000 rpm
Max. torque240 Nm (177 lb/ft) at 1400 rpm
TransmissionSix-speed automatic
Kerb Weight (kg)1430
Fuel tank capacity (l)53
Brakes (front and rear)Ventilated disc brakes
Suspension (front)Double-progressive hydraulic cushion
Suspension (rear)Twist beam axle with single progressive hydraulic cushions 
Dimensions (mm)4500x2099x1689
Wheelbase (mm)5.2
Tyres235/55/R18
Wheel size18-inch alloy
Ground clearance (mm)230
Boot space (l)720

Having introduced the first Citroen vehicle in Nepal, Shangrila Motors has lined up the Citroen C3 (a compact SUV from India) to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2022, and in the second quarter of 2022, the company plans to launch the Citroen C4 EV from France.

Price of the Citroen C5 Aircross in Nepal

The Citroen C5 Aircross has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 1.35 crore in Nepal.

Citroen modelPrice in Nepal
Citroen C5 AircrossRs 1.35 crore

In Nepal, the Citroen C5 Aircross competes with the likes of the Tata Safari, Hyundai Tucson, and Haval Jolion.

Also read: Brands In Nepal: KIA 2021

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Who is the authorized distributor of Citroen vehicles in Nepal?

Shangrila Motors.

What is the price of Citroen C5 Aircross in Nepal?

The price of Citroen Aircross in Nepal is Rs 1.35 crore.

Which Citroen vehicle will be launched next in Nepal?

Shangrila Motors expects to launch the Citroen C3 and Citroen C4 EV in 2022 in Nepal.

Where is the Citroen showroom in Nepal?

Shangrila Motors has opened a Citroen showroom–‘La Maison Citroen’– in Thapathali, Kathmandu.

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