The Citroën C5 Aircross has a new 180 hp PHEV option and increased driving range

Citroën C5 Aircross new PHEV option
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citroen announced a new option powertrain PHEV for him C5 AircrossIn addition, it improved the range for the existing versions of the plug-in hybrid C5 X and C5 Aircross by 15%.

First, the C5 Aircross it has a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain option called the 180 e-EAT8. This replaces the PureTech 180 internal combustion model, combining a 1.6-liter engine with a single electric motor. Jointly generate 180 hp (134 kW/182 PS) and 265 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque.

However, the electric motor can deliver up to 109 hp (81 kW/110 PS) on its own. That means it’s capable of propelling the car up to 84 mph (135 km/h), or highway speeds in other words. In addition, thanks to its 12.4 kWh battery, the C5 Aircross 180e-EAT8 it can travel up to 58 km (36 miles) on electric power alone.

Citroën C5 Aircross has a new PHEV option
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The battery can be charged in as little as 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 7.4 kW charger, the manufacturer suggesting that if owners can charge at home and in the office, they could complete their daily commute on electric power alone. It is worth mentioning that the new model is offered at a starting price of €43,650 (42,563 US$ at the current exchange rate).

Improvements for the Citroën C5 Aircross and C5 X

Furthermore, the existing 225 e-EAT8 plug-in hybrid powertrain has been upgraded for the C5 Aircross SUV and the C5 X. Both will have a greater autonomy thanks to a new generation of batteries. The new chemistry improves its power capacity from 13.2 kWh to 14.2 kWh, despite having the same number of cells.


The result provides a 15% increase in driving range for both models. This means the C5 X gets 63 km (39 miles) of 100% electric range instead of 55 km (34 miles) and the C5 Aircross gets 64 km (40 miles) versus the previous 55 km (34 miles). .

Meanwhile, power figures remain unchanged for the powertrain, which also combines a 1.6-liter engine with a single electric motor. To be continue generating 225 hp (168 kW/228 PS) in both cars.

Citroën C5 Aircross has a new PHEV option
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