New Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV 2020: specs and on-sale date
Citroen’s first ever plug-in hybrid model is expected go on sale in 2020. The C5 Aircross PHEV should arrive at the same time as plug-in versions of the 508 and DS 7 Crossback from Citroen’s sister companies, Peugeot and DS, respectively.
The final production car should look very similar to the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid Concept (pictured), which was revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 2018. While that was officially a concept, it was actually just a few details away from the finished article.
Those details are expected to centre on the car’s styling, and we expect the car you can buy will have the same powertrain as the show car. It had a total output of 222bhp, CO2 emissions of less than 49g/km and a range of 31 miles on electric power alone.
According to Citroen, the car’s batteries can be recharged overnight from a standard three-pin socket or in a couple of hours using a wallbox. Using the MyCitroen smartphone app, owners will be able to schedule the charging to a better time and check the charge status of the battery.
This new PHEV will be part of Citroen’s strategy to offer an electrified version of every model in its range by 2025, but we don’t expect to see the company’s first all-electric car until 2020, in the shape of a reborn Citroen C4 Cactus.