Citroën Shows C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept

SEP 13 2018 BY MARK KANE 5

Citroën hints at C5 Aircross plug-in hybrid.

Citroën will present at the upcoming Paris Motor Show a new concept model C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept, which happens to be a plug-in hybrid.

It’s equipped with a 13.2 kWh battery which should last for up to 50 km (31 miles) if you believe in the NEDC test cycle (we don’t).

By 2023, Citroën would like to have electrified option for 80% of models and by 2025 each model will have plug-in versions.

Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept (plug-in hybrid) spec:

  • 13.2 kWh battery
  • up to 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range (NEDC), all-electric mode up to 135 km/h (84 mph)
  • 80 kW and 337 Nm electric motor (located between the combustion engine and the gearbox) and PureTech 180hp engine for total system output of 225hp
  • front-wheel drive through EAT8 electric automatic gearbox
  • charging in 2 hours (32 A)
Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept (plug-in hybrid)
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More interesting news:

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
50 kWh battery pack

100 kW (136 HP)
260 Nm
Top speed 150 km/h
8,7 seconds to 100 km/h
WLTP range 300 km

AC 7 kW or 11 kW
DC 100 kW

Appart from the range, the technical solutions are interesting.
They have probably no dual mass flywheel, and they can get a smooth ride, with fewer gears – and a good gas milage.

Why “hints”? Citroën officially announced months ago that a PHEV version of the new C5 Aircross (ICE version already selling in China) will sell in China & Europe 2H2019. It was supposed to have a 60km electric range, and for a 2019 vehicle, that’s supposed to be defined under the WLTP.
Are they backtracking?

I expect for the price, if this car will be a most affordable option than others or another expensive PHEV car.

Unfortunately, from the press releases I’ve seen, the PHEV version will only be available in the top trim, and the language is full of the airy meaningless terms that usually mean it’ll be very expensive. I hope to be wrong.