The Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV Concept is revealed ahead of a debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain delivering 222bhp.
It’s only been four months since the UK version of the Citroen C5 Aircross was revealed – after a debut at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show – and it promises to be a Citroen take on the very good Peugeot 3008, and trumpeting an almost old-fashioned Citroen virtue – comfort.
Engines on offer when Citroen revealed UK details were the usual petrol and diesel options, but now there’s confirmation of a new plug-in hybrid version of the C5 Aircross, heading for the Paris Motor Show but looking rather more production ready than concept.
The ‘Concept’ bit seems to extend not much further than some promo graphics on the sides, and blue accents on the air vents and air bumps (which we’d expect to make the production model). So, billed as a concept or not, you’re looking at the new C5 Aircross PHEV.
When it arrives, the C5 Aircross PHEV will be one of the first plug-in hybrids from PSA (expect the Peugeot 3008 and DS7 to follow suit), promising a 31 mile EV range (which we all know probably won’t be more than 20 miles in the real world) with a total output of 222bhp and official emissions of just 49g/km.
Despite this reveal at Paris, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to buy one for at least another year.