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New range topping ‘Black Edition’ for Citroen C5 Aircross

Here’s a mean and moody new Black Edition Citroen C5 Aircross - and it’s taking its place at the very top of the C5 range.

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The Citroen C5 Aircross is a distinctive-looking, family-sized SUV that’s a rival to the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, SEAT Ateca and Skoda Karoq.

It’s available with either a traditionally-powered engine or as a plug-in hybrid.

And it’s the PHEV C5 Aircross that you can now spec in Black Edition guise - which sits ahead of ‘Shine’ and ‘Shine Plus’ models. Order books are open with immediate effect, with the blacked-out C5 priced from £36,850, with first deliveries planned from late October 2021.

So what do you get if you opt for one?

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You can expect ‘Perla Nera Black’ contrasting roof and door mirrors, and 19-inch black 'Art' alloy wheels.

An opening panoramic sunroof with sunblind and ‘Urban Black’ Alcantara trimmed Citroën Advanced Comfort Seats also feature as standard for ‘enhanced on-board comfort’. At the rear, customers also enjoy the benefit of a motorised electric tailgate with hands-free access.

Other standard equipment includes an 8-inch touchscreen linked to Citroen Connect Nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also get LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, power-folding door mirrors and keyless entry and start.

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The new model also comes with Citroen’s ‘Safety Plus Pack’, as standard, which includes blind-spot monitoring and advanced Active Safety Brake with video and radar assistance. It also comes equipped with Highway Driver Assist, which regulates the vehicle’s speed and proximity to the vehicle in front, as well as assisting the driver with in-lane vehicle positioning.

Power comes from a 1.6 litre PureTech 180 petrol engine which is married to an 80kW electric motor and a hybrid-specific automatic gearbox.

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In electric mode, the C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid is capable of hitting a 34 miles range on a single charge while a 7.4kW on-board charger is capable of ‘accelerated charging’ in under two hours with a 32A wallbox or public charging point.

The Black Edition C5 should also offer a relaxing ride, thanks to Citroen’s Advanced Comfort Suspension with the latest multi-arm rear assembly for optimum handling.

You also get a class-leading boot space of between 460 and 600-litres - which just pips the 430 litres you get with a Nissan Qashqai.

A Citroen spokesperson says: “Following strong customer demand for personalisation options across the brand’s hybrid line-up, and for the previously range-topping ‘Shine Plus’ trim, Citroën is pleased to announce the new top-specification ‘Black Edition’ trim level.”

Get it while it’s hot.


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