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Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
1 minute read
27 Oct 2021
1:33 pm

All-electric replacement looming for Citroën C5 Aircross

Charl Bosch

The successor will reportedly ride on the new STLA Medium platform and have a range of up to 700 km.

The Aircross debuted back in 2017 as the SUV/crossover replacement for the C5 sedan and estate.

Currently in its fourth year of production, a new report from Brazil has alleged that Stellantis won’t be renewing the Citroën C5 Aircross for a second generation.

According to InsideEVs Brazil, the Aircross, which rides on the PSA developed EMP2 platform, will be replaced by an all-electric model rumoured to ride on the new STLA Medium architecture.

Despite the online platform not revealing any further details, the new base is only expected to come into being in 2024, with the publication stating that production will take place in France following a reported investment of €152 million (R2.6-billion).

Power is expected to vary from as little as 125 kW to as much as 330 kW depending on the vehicle, though in the case of the Aircross’ replacement, the amount of twist is likely to be closer to the former than the latter. The claimed range is said to be as much as 700 km between trips to the plug.

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Though the report only mentions the Aircross, it is more than likely that is siblings, the Peugeot 5008 and the recently updated Opel Grandland, could be heading the same route in becoming all electric models from 2025.

Aside from being offered in South Africa solely with the long-serving 1.6 PureTech turbo-petrol engine, the Aircross entered assembly in India back in January with the only powertrain being a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

European models are powered by the smaller 1.2 PureTech turbo, a 1.5-litre turbodiesel and a plug-in hybrid that combines the “senior” petrol with an electric motor for a total system output of 165 kW.

For now, little else about the alleged replacement is known, but expect details to emerge over the coming weeks and months.