The new Citroen C5 Aircross will be priced from £23,225 when it goes on sale in February 2019 in a three-model range comprising Feel, Flair and Flair Plus.

Equipment levels are generous, with even the entry-level Feel boasting lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, SOS emergency assistance, rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Moving up to the mid-range Flair model brings with it front parking sensors, reversing camera, automatic park assist, tinted rear windows, voice recognition, built-in satnav, an electric driver’s seat, and Citroen’s ConnectedCAM, a sort of built-in dashcam.

The range-topping Flair Plus goes further with extra autonomous emergency braking systems, active cruise control, automatic high-beam, keyless entry, hands-free tailgate, panoramic glass roof, and wireless smartphone charging.

The C5 Aircross will be offered in a choice of seven body colours, plus the option of a black roof and a choice of coloured highlights for the front bumper, Airbumps on the doors, and under the roof bars.

The interior, meanwhile, is available in a choice of three ‘ambiances’ – the standard Silica Grey cloth, the two-tone Metropolitan Grey, or the Nappa leather Hype Brown.

Comfort is set to be a strong point for the C5 Aircross, with three full-size rear seats that slide and recline individually, and even a massage function for the driver’s seat on some models.  Plus, of course, Citroen’s Progressive Hydraulic Cushions as seen on the C4 Cactus.

Space is expected to be generous with a boot that offers 580 to 720-litres depending on the position of the reclining rear seats, increasing to 1,630 litres with the seats folded, while Citroen promises the interior is a practical one with numerous storage spaces.

Although none of the drivetrain options include all-wheel-drive, the company’s Grip Control system is available as an option.

Engine choices consist of two turbocharged petrol units – a 130ps 1.2 and a 180ps 1.6-litre – and two diesels: a 130ps 1.5 and a 180ps 2.0-litre.

Both 180ps units are mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the PureTech 130 petrol is a six-speed manual only, while the BlueHDi 130 diesel is available with both.

Although the new Citroen C5 Aircross officially goes on sale on the 4th February 2019, order books will open on the 3rd December 2018.

TRIM LEVELENGINE/TRANSMISSIONCO2 (g/km)MRRP OTR
FeelPureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual121£23,225.00
BlueHDi 130 S&S 6-speed manual108£24,725.00
BlueHDi 130 S&S EAT8 8-speed automatic107£26,325.00
FlairPureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual121£25,325.00
PureTech 180 S&S EAT8 8-speed automatic131£28,325.00
BlueHDi 130 S&S 6-speed manual108£26,825.00
BlueHDi 130 S&S EAT8 8-speed automatic107£28,425.00
BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT8 8-speed automatic126£30,325.00
Flair PlusPureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual119£27,725.00
PureTech 180 S&S EAT8 8-speed automatic129£30,725.00
BlueHDi 130 S&S 6-speed manual106£29,225.00
BlueHDi 130 S&S EAT8 8-speed automatic106£30,825.00
BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT8 8-speed automatic124£32,725.00

Alex Kefford

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Freelance journalist, ex-offroad driving instructor and long distance road-tripper. If you have any questions about this piece, feel free to drop me a line on Twitter.