2022 Citroën C5 Aircross facelift revealed for Europe


The Citroën C5 Aircross has received a facelift for the European market with styling revisions, upgraded onboard tech and new interior ambiences. The 2022 C5 Aircross is expected to be available at authorized retailers from Q2 2022.

The styling revisions can be mainly found on the front fascia—where the dual-lamp setup has taken a new form with stylish running light signatures connecting with the grille slats—which in turn connect with the logo. The new front bumper has traded in the Airbumps for a cleaner, sportier design. At the rear, there is a new set of taillights. Rounding off the exterior looks are new 18-inch ‘Pulsar’ alloy wheels.

Inside, there’s a new dashboard and centre console; the central air vents are now horizontal and longer, and the design of the centre section of the dashboard gives me Toyota vibes, but maybe that’s just me. Anyway, features include a new 10-inch touchscreen, a customisable 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and new generation of Citroën Advanced Comfort seats borrowed from the new C4. Composed of high-density foam in the core with an extra 15 mm layer of foam and a specific structure, the seats are claimed to offer the very best in terms of passenger and driver comfort. In addition, Citroën claims to have optimized the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension as well.

The new C5 Aircross offers five interior ambiences/themes with different color and material combinations. Besides the standard theme, there’s the Wild Black ambience: Flamine black-structured fabric and grey leather-effect fabric; Urban Black ambience: Alcantara black and black leather-effect fabric; Metropolitan Black ambience: black grained leather and grey leather-effect fabric; and Hype Black ambience: Paloma perforated leather and Blue Nappa leather.

As for ADAS, the C5 Aircross offers a total of 19 systems, including Highway Driver Assist and Active Lane Departure Warning system.

The new C5 Aircross will continue with the existing set of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Depending on the market, the crossover will offer PureTech 130 with 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic, PureTech 180 with 8-speed automatic, BlueHDi 130 with 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic, BlueHDi 180 with 8-speed automatic, and PureTech 180 petrol-electric PHEV with 8-speed automatic. The PHEV models are claimed to offer up to 55 km (34 mi) of pure-electric driving.

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