Citroen has increased the price of its only car in India, the C5 Aircross premium SUV. The French carmaker has increased the price of the C5 Aircross by around Rs 1 lakh in January. The carmaker had earlier announced a price hike for the SUV in December. This is the second time that Citroen has increased the price of a premium SUV in India. In November last year, the carmaker increased the price of the Citroen C5 Aircross by up to Rs 1 lakh.
How Much Did The Price Increase
Prior to the new price hike, the C5 Aircross SUV was priced starting Rs 31.30 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Feel variant and Rs 32.80 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Shine variant.
As per the new hike, the price of the SUV has gone up by Rs 98,400 for the top variant. Prices of the C5 Aircross SUV now start at Rs 32.24 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 33.78 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Shine variant.
Engine And Mileage
The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This engine generates maximum power of 177 bhp and a peak torque of 400 Nm. This engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Citroen also claims that the C5 Aircross delivers an ARAI-certified mileage of 18.6 kmpl.
Citroen manufactures the C5 Aircross premium SUV at its CK Birla plant in Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV competes with cars like the Jeep Compass (Jeep Compass) and the Hyundai Tucson (Hyundai Tucson). The SUV also rivals the recently launched Volkswagen Tiguan (Volkswagen Tiguan) and Skoda Kodiaq facelift (Skoda Kodiaq facelift) SUVs.
‘Made In India’ Car
Apart from the C5 Aricross SUV, the French carmaker is all set to launch its second product in India soon. Early last year, Citroen introduced the C3 SUV. The automaker is calling this car ‘Made in India for Indians’.