CITROEN is making updates to the plug-in hybrid variants of the new C5 X and the C5 Aircross SUVs.
The changes see the vehicles electric-only range increased to 41 miles which for the C5 Aircross a drop in BiK taxation bands from 12 to eight per cent.
This reduces the cost to a 40 per cent taxpayer by almost £47 per month in the 2022-25 period. The electric range of the C5 X increases to 39 miles.
The updated C5 Aircross PHEV adopts a new-generation battery pack - which increases power from 13.2kWh to 14.2kWh - emitting only 29g/km of CO2.
With the C5 X PHEV versions, the battery pack is unchanged at 12.4kWh but the switch-over to the Euro 6.4 standard improves the battery's minimum charge threshold. This increases the vehicle's electric-only range, whilst reducing emissions - down to 27g/km of CO2.
Both models can be charged in less than two hours with a 7.4kW charger, and form part of Citroen's plan to offer an electrified variant of all models by 2025.
Available in Sense Plus, Shine and Shine Plus trims, the plug-in hybrid variants are priced from £36,720.
The new C5 Aircross is available in Sense Plus, Shine or C-Series Edition trims, with plug-in hybrid versions available from £35,935.