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Old 1st February 2021, 20:44   #181
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In the brochure - There is one feature called LED mood lights mentioned, but it seems missing on both variants.
Not sure why they mentioned it at all.
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Old 1st February 2021, 20:53   #182
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Looks great and could capture the gap left by CRV, Tucson (low sales) family SUV.

Comprehensive review by Overdrive -

For an SUV of this size, the rear seat space looks very less and the review mentions the same too. Otherwise looks like very well equipped car.
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Old 1st February 2021, 21:41   #183
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I did not know about their imminent launch here until a friend's son whom I met after a long time yesterday told me he is working for them. He said the plant is in Tiruvallur. I suspect it to be the erstwhile plant of Hindustan Motors for Mitsubishi Lancer which they might have taken over. Is HM too a partner in the venture perhaps?
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Until now I never looked at this car seriously but the specs are really impressive especially the width of the car is amazing. Coupled with a duster/hexa like ride quality, those rear seats offer great comfort even for 3 adults. Hopefully they surprise us with both pricing and service.
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Was returning from work tonight and happened to see Citreon showroom almost ready near Thousand Lights Metro, Chennai. Ramani group have taken the dealership. So, looks like Citreon is all set to enter the Indian market. Judging by the vehicle, should be a good competitor to the Creta twins.
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The suspension setup looks too good to be true in the advertisement. I was under the impression that only an air suspensions combined with the tech like Mercedes magic body control could deliver such a suspension experience.

Wonder why they havenít got a petrol engine in times when India is moving against Diesel engines across most segments
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Old 1st February 2021, 22:08   #187
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There is definitely a market in India for a petrol C5 Aircross, hope they get it later on. Coming back to the 2L diesel it looks pretty sprightly. Softer suspension impacts the cornering ability.

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The suspension setup looks too good to be true in the advertisement. I was under the impression that only an air suspensions combined with the tech like Mercedes magic body control could deliver such a suspension experience.

Wonder why they havenít got a petrol engine in times when India is moving against Diesel engines across most segments
My guess is that customers paying 30lakhs prefer a diesel. So petrol might come later.
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The suspension setup looks too good to be true in the advertisement. I was under the impression that only an air suspensions combined with the tech like Mercedes magic body control could deliver such a suspension experience.

Wonder why they havenít got a petrol engine in times when India is moving against Diesel engines across most segments
The 1.2 petrol turbo is also expected soon.
This engine was bagged the " Engine of the year " award for 3 consecutive years.

https://www.carsifu.my/news/psas-1-2...the-year-again
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The car screams "soft" from its suspension to the way it looks.
In a sea of crazy cuts and slashes and edges this one stands out with soft rounded edges and no edgy design elements at all. May be its a good thing, may be it's not. I am undecided. As a brand I know nothing about them except that they make super quirky cars like the DS.
I hope somehow they manage to make a good first impression.
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Old 1st February 2021, 23:46   #191
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In the brochure - There is one feature called LED mood lights mentioned, but it seems missing on both variants.
Not sure why they mentioned it at all.
Ha! I spotted that too.
I can only assume that it's a mistake in the brochure, and that at least the higher variant would have it.

I mean, imagine if they started listing all the features cars didn't have in brochures...
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Very interesting rear seats - I've never seen three equally split seats. 40:20:40 or 40:60 are common, with 50:50 in some budget vehicles. I'm not sure how some people will react to it considering the side bolstering for all three pax. Also, the hydraulic suspension is going to be interesting - I hope the repair bills for the overhaul/part replacement at 80,000 km aren't extremely high.

Competition brings more to choices to the consumer and smart move by Citroen not to pick a segment that isn't dominated by the Hyundai (Tucson), Kia, or Honda (CR-V.) However, for the price, they may end up competing with the Safari & XUV 500. I hope they can get an XL version of this car.

If this car succeeds, I guess it is goodbye D segment sedan. :(

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Old 2nd February 2021, 09:08   #193
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Price Scoop (rumored): My sources say (unofficially) it will be priced around 28 Lakh.

What Citroen wants with the C5 is to first familiarize the Indian crowd and secondly to have the brand perceived as a upmarket vehicle maker, and then when they launch the all new CC21 it will be perceived as a VFM car from a premium vehicle maker.

Let us wait and watch how this pans out.

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Old 2nd February 2021, 09:23   #194
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Citroen Comfort Class Drive is starting in Delhi today. Test drive reviews embargoed until February 15.

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Price Scoop (rumored): My sources say (unofficially) it will be priced around 28 Lakh.

Let us wait and watch how this pans out.

This seems little expensive though. Tucson 4x2 costs around 25.5 and Compass with 4x4 top end S model costs 28.29. S model has more equipment too!

I was expecting it to be around 25L ex-showroom range. Like the Karoq. Also given that it is a new brand, they need to be little aggressive on price. Let's see!
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