2022 Citroen C5 Aircross spied, to be available as a PHEV

The Citroen C5 Aircross turned four years old last April, and a facelift is in the works for its release next year. Worldscoop forum member Dan has uploaded spy shots from the 2022 Citroen C5 Aircross road tests.

Design & Features

The Citroen C5 Aircross will keep its funky yet assertive look at the front. However, it may feature a reworked radiator grille design, a new bumper, and a tweaked headlamp cluster. The first pictures almost confirm that the layout of the headlamps and grilles are unaltered.

Citroen may offer the 2022 C5 Aircross with new alloy wheels in 17-inch, 18-inch, and 19-inch sizes for a new look to the sides. The rear-end looks the same for the most part, from the roof spoiler to the tailgate, fog lamps, bumper, and tailpipes. It’s difficult to say with absolute certainty from the first spy pictures, but thetail lamps could feature new graphics. Expect new paint options as well.

The interior of the 2022 C5 Aircross may look the same for the most part. The fully digital instrument cluster may include new layouts, improved graphics, and additional functions. The touchscreen infotainment system may pack new connectivity and entertainment features. The interior components could be snappier with upgraded software. Citroen may offer new trim and upholstery choices and some additional comfort features as well.

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Citroen may take the opportunity of the mid-cycle refresh of the C5 Aircross to improve comfort and handling. There is a possibility that the company may launch an updated plug-in hybrid variant that is more efficient and provides a longer EV range later.

The C5 Aircross plug-in hybrid has a 1.6-litre turbo-four petrol mill working with an electric motor that lies inside an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The engine produces 133 kW (181 PS/178 bhp) and 300 Nm, while the motor, using a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, generates 81 kW (110 PS/109 bhp) and 320 Nm. Together, they deliver a combined power of 165 kW (224 PS/221 bhp) and a combined torque of 360 Nm. A 0-100 km/h sprint takes 8.9 seconds, and the top speed is 225 km/h (140 mph).

In EV mode, the C5 Aircross PHEV can do 55 km/34 miles (WLTP) on a full charge and attain a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). A 3.7 kW onboard charger is standard, but a 7.4 kW onboard charger is available as an option.

Release Date

The revised Citroen C5 Aircross could debut in early 2022 and go on sale shortly after. Expect to see it at the 2022 Geneva Motor Show, which will take place between 17 and 29 February 2022. In addition to the existing rivals, it will compete with the Nissan Qashqai e-Power as well.

2022 Citroen C5 Aircross FAQs

What is the 2022 Citroen C5 Aircross release date?

The new Citroen C5 Aircross will likely go on sale in the spring of next year.

What will be the 2022 Citroen C5 Aircross price?

With the current C5 Aircross costing EUR 26,450 onwards in France, expect Citroen to price the 2022 model in the same range.

Which models will be the 2022 Citroen C5 Aircross rivals?

The new C5 Aircross will compete with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Karoq, Seat Ateca, and Jeep Compass.

Featured Image Source: worldscoop.forumpro.fr/Dan