THE first model in what French maker Citroen calls its ‘electrification offensive' is now available to order from the company's British dealers with first deliveries expected in the middle of the year.
Citroen plans to have either a battery electric (BEV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of every model in its range within the next five years and the first to arrive will be the C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid.
It comes with a PureTech 180 Stop & Start petrol engine and an 80kW electric motor mated to a new electrified automatic gearbox producing the equivalent of up to 225hp between them and WLTP certified fuel consumption of up to 168mpg and CO2 emissions of 32-33g/km.
Drivers can choose between three driving modes - Electric, Hybrid and Sport - with a WLTP certified range of up 34 miles in pure electric mode.
Two trim levels are available - Flair and Flair Plus - priced at Â£35,340 and Â£36,815 respectively. Both come with satnav including a three-year subscription to TomTom Live Traffic, active blind spot monitoring, active lane keeping assist, active safety brake, front and rear parking sensors and a 180 degree colour reversing camera. On top of that, buyers opting for Flair Plus trim will get a half-leather interior, electric driver's seat, motorised hands-free tailgate, active cruise control and 19-inch bi-tone alloy wheels.