Its quirky design, intuitive comfort and dynamic performance are what make the new generation SUV, C5 Aircross stands out from the crowd.

The new Citroën C5 Aircross that was recently introduced by local Citroën distributor Grand Motors, takes a refreshed approach on its performance with more power and the promise of driving comfortably.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Attentive to the expectations of customers who no longer want to sacrifice convenience to image alone, Citroën is paving the way for a generation of SUVs with more personality and ease for all passengers while maintaining all the conventional cues.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Inspired by the Aircoss Concept, the Citroën mixes an asserted design with an interior focused on the well-being of each passenger.  

An SUV that is based on human-oriented design, in which the European brand refers to as the “People Minded SUV”, successfully delivers in both comfort and performance.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

A stand out on the road

Bold and confident, the Citroën C5 is most definitely captivating to look at.

The Aircross adopts a design that makes it stand out from the crowd aimed at drawing the younger buyers with its quirky style.

Appealing from every angle, the SUV makes a bold statement with its air bump design that is used throughout the exterior, with bubbly shapes featured on the grille, wheels and lights.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The C5 is available in fresh and stunning colours Pearl White, Emerald Crystal (Blue), Platinum Grey, Steel Grey Metallic and Black Pearl.

Interior: comfort for all

Once seated in the Citroën C5, the cabin makes all the occupants feel at home as the seating ergonomics on the car are comfortably suited for both driver and passengers.

The European brand has put the emphasis on comfort at every stage; the seats are softly trimmed and thickly padded giving it a cushy feel.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The cabin instantly gives an impression of protection and spaciousness, with a height position that gives the feeling of dominating the road, as well as a central console and warm materials.

On the road, expect the compact SUV to ride comfortably while rear-seat passengers will enjoy more rear legroom and ceiling height.

With generous dimensions for all passengers, it benefits from the highest level of technology aiming to ensure a modern and global approach of comfort.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Moreover, the C5 is a big milestone in the Citroën Advanced Comfort programme with the World Premiere of the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension, delivering a unique smooth comfort of suspension.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

In addition to that, the C5 delivers unique modularity in the segment deriving from Citroën’s singular know-how in the world MPVs, with three individual, sliding, folding and inclining rear seats and best-in-class boot volume of 580L to 720L.

Not only does the interior look sharp, but the controls are also convenient. You are in control of every mile of your journey from start to finish with the 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument cluster that displays every information needed for the driver.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Moreover, the C5 entices with its refreshingly easy-to-use 8-inch infotainment system that comes with a USB, AUX and Bluetooth where you can conveniently plug in your mobile devices and access your music and phone calls.

Composed and confident on the road

As for performance, the Citroën C5 is powered by 1.6-litre turbocharged engine making the driving experience smooth yet powerful.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

During our journey along the Jerudong highway, the compact crossover provides an enthusiastic acceleration combined with impressive sharp handling and agility on the road.

Composed and confident on the road, both the steering and braking on the vehicle build confidence in driving. 

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The brakes are excellently calibrated while the pedal provides a good feel and controlled fashion.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The compact crossover rides very well over any kind of road from tight curves to potholes around the Jerudong Park area.

Furthermore, its award-winning suspension allows the C5 to cruise effortlessly across undulating terrain and impressively absorb the holes and rocks throughout the course.

Whether you are cruising around the city or discovering the back roads of the country, the C5 proved itself ready for action regardless of the environment with its all-terrain mode – Snow, Mud, Sans, and Normal.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Driving the C5 Aircross, in addition to its strong performance, drivers can feel confident that the compact SUV has an array of safety features from the Active Blind Spot Monitoring, Cruise Control, Speed Limiter andTire Under-Inflation Pressure Detection, among others.

One of the highlighted add-on features that the all-new C5 offer is the ConnectedCAM that helps detects traffic and records your entire journey.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Overall, the all-new C5 Aircross is the perfect blend of family practicality, comfort and innovation all wrapped in one unique package.

Head over to their showroom in Beribi to have a closer look at the new generation SUV, C5 Aircross. For more details, visit their Instagram @citroenbrunei and Facebook.

The all-new Citroën C5 Aircross. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

This article was first published on October 10, 2020 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 110

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