“Groupe PSA in India in close co-ordination with its new dealer partners has decided to re-time the launch of its debut vehicle the Citroën C5 Aircross SUV to Q1 2021, while ensuring industrial readiness. The re-timing is aimed to move the commercial launch to a potentially more positive economic activity period where consumer sentiments are upbeat,” the company said in a statement.
Citroën C5 Aircross SUV will rival the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta facelift, Tata Harrier facelift, MG Hector and Jeep Compass. Globally known for ride and comfort due to EMP2 architecture, the five-seater SUV in sales since 2017 as DS7 Crossback.
The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV will have the option of 1.2-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines. The new EAT8 automatic transmission will be the choice of transmission. The SUV on launch is likely to priced at Rs 20-25 lakh (ex-showroom).
The statement also added, “At the same time, Groupe PSA has decided to maintain the project timeline & investment for the C-Cubed program, under which the first vehicle designed, developed and made in India would be launched in 2021 as announced in 2019 by Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board, Groupe PSA.”