The Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid Concept is marked out visually from the production C5 Aircross by a custom livery and badging across the exterior and blue flashes across the car’s cabin.
A production version of the 225bhp, 249lb ft plug-in hybrid concept will go on sale in 2020 and is likely to follow the concept’s powertrain specifications. The front-wheel-drive concept has an electric-only range of 31 miles and can travel at up to 84mph in electric-only mode.
Citroën claims sub-50g/km CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of 141mpg - 40% better than the combustion-only car's. A regenerative braking system is also employed, boosting efficiency by up to 10%. Citroën claims a charge time of two hours from a 32A wall charger.
Boot space is unchanged from the petrol and diesel versions of the C5 Aircross, with the batteries stowed in the floor under the passenger area, rather than under the boot floor.
As with a raft of other plug-in hybrids currently on the market, the powertrain automatically manages the two motors, or the driver can select between three drive modes: ZEV, Hybrid and Sport, the last of which provides the car’s full reserve of power by combining both power sources.
In 2019, Citroën will celebrate its centenary, as well as the 70th anniversary of the 2CV. Stands devoted to the brand’s fashion and art cars, as well as its full current range, make up Citroën's display at its home motor show.