New automatic Citroen C5 Aircross model introduced

Citroen C5 Aircross PureTech 130 petrol model now available with an automatic gearbox

Three-cylinder petrol engine offered with eight-speed automatic gearboxReduced CO2 emissions from BlueHDi 130 diesel modelPlug-in hybrid model on course to join C5 Aircross range in summer

Citroen has introduced the option of an automatic gearbox with the PureTech 130 petrol engine in the C5 Aircross SUV. Buyers will no longer be able to buy the PureTech 180 model as a result. The new variant is available to order now, with first deliveries scheduled for March.

The new automatic gearbox option sees Citroen’s eight-speed automatic gearbox combined with the PureTech 130 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine for the first time in the C5 Aircross. It’s available to order now in mid-range Flair and range-topping Flair+ models. The 1.6-litre petrol engine, badged PureTech 180, will no longer be available.

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Citroen has also announced that the BlueHDi 130 diesel model of the C5 Aircross now claims lower CO2 levels than before, with official emissions figures slashed by up to 5g/km depending on the exact trim level.

The C5 Aircross BlueHDi 130 1.5-litre diesel now returns 105g/km of CO2 with a manual gearbox, which is down from 108g/km. The same model with an automatic gearbox returns 100g/km, a reduction of 5g/km.

Citroen plans to electrify its entire range by 2025 and will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the C5 Aircross in the summer. The C5 Aircross PHEV will offer low CO2 emissions of 39g/km and will be capable of travelling up to 31 miles on electric power only.

Prices for the C5 Aircross start at £24,435 for the Pure Tech 130 manual in entry-level Feel trim. The new automatic PureTech 130 is offered in mid-range Flair trim for £28,335.

The revised diesel line-up starts from £25,335 for the BlueHDi 130 manual in Feel trim and rises to £33,335 for the range-topping BlueHDi 180 automatic. The C5 Aircross PHEV is expected to start at £35,340.

Buyers can order the new PureTech 130 automatic now. The car is scheduled to enter production in February, with first deliveries due in March.

Want to know more about the Citroen C5 Aircross model range? Read our in-depth review for everything you need to know.

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