New auto option for

C5 Aircross

Citroen C5 Aircross, 2020, side
Citroen C5 Aircross, 2020, rear

FRENCH car maker Citroen is expanding its C5 Aircross SUV range with the introduction of a petrol automatic option mated to its PureTech 130 engine.

The new model is available only from mid-grade Flair trim upwards and prices start for £28,335, a £1,600 premium over the six-speed manual model.

With the new transmission the C5 Aircross is said to have emissions in the region of 118g/km which equates to around 47 to the gallon.

The new eight-speed auto Aircross will be on the road in the spring and will replace the current petrol version which has a 1.6-litre engine developing 180bhp and is priced from £29,735.

Citroen has also announced new CO2 figures for its diesel C5 Aircross models which see reductions of three grams per kilometre to 105g/km for BlueHDi 130 manual models while automatic versions are even cleaner at 100g/km - a reduction of eight grams per kilometre.

Diesel C5 Aircrosses are priced from £25,335 for the manual and £26,935 for the automatic in entry level Feel trim.

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