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Old 8th November 2019, 11:25   #46
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Spotted while stuck in a traffic en route to Pune from Mumbai.
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Old 9th November 2019, 14:22   #47
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I love the Citroen brand.
And all French Marques.

The Citroen DS (1956 onward till 1980's) was supremely advanced with its hydraulic suspension and brakes and the ability to raise and lower itself depending on the terrain etc.

I love the Citroen C2,C3, C4 (Cactus) and C5 Aircross too.

I am only worried that they are allied here in India with the CK Birla Group, the erstwhile HIndustan Motors people.

I dont know whether they will be able to support this properly and sustainably.
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Old 8th December 2019, 09:49   #48
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Citroen C5 Aircross SUVs spied in India Ė Launch in Q3 2020.

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Recently, automotive enthusiast who would like to remain anonymous, spotted a small convoy of C5 Aircross SUVs while they were on test near Pondicherry. The convoy consisted of at least 4 Aircrossí, 2 black and 2 white.

All the SUVs were registered with HR55 number plates and had a ĎOn Testí sticker from ICAT (International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT),). In the past too, test mules from PSA group have been spotted in India with HR55 number plates. The fact that these cars were on test for ICAT validation clearly shows that Citroen is trying to get the regulatory approvals before the launch of the vehicle.

Launch of the car is scheduled to take place sometime in Sep 2020. Considering the price point of approx Rs 30 lakhs, the Citroen C5 Aircross will be competing with the likes of VW Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson, etc.
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Sharing an article from Times auto, published in Times of India on 7.2.19 on Citroen's Indian entry and future strategies.


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More than the front, liking the look from the back.
Good looking car nonetheless.
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Interesting, but I am not sure of this strategy. A Rs 30 lakh SUV will only bring a few hundreds in sales per month. It does not give you that critical mass. Citroen should have tried it with a Rs 15-16 lakh SUV first.
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While I read about it, one aspect is obvious. The petrol vs diesel equation. A quirky design, new India footprint, super strong competition like Kia/MG definitely means its a huge price sensitive band to look out for.

So if the diesel stays at 1.5L/131BHP, we need to see its BSVI part and that I highly doubt would make it. And given the size it has and the turbo petrols we are looking at, fuel efficiency would be under question.

Given top end diesel DCT Kia tops out at 21L, a CKD Citroen will go way above and probably may turn out to be a dead on arrival. If they wish to play at 20-30L market, they better be prepared on what all would they like to offer in the product.

And not to mention, Hyundai Creta would come back with a vengeance in 2020.

All said and done, the video on carwow does show very impressive space on offer. A nice frugal diesel (if possible punchy) will make it an awesome product for our market.

Let the games begin!

EDIT: Not to mention the car being compared to 3008 which seems to have pulled the Peugeot brand up quite some notches.

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Hideous design in my view. Maybe this is the age of the Millennial generation with bling and loud cues.
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Spotted this prospective player at the SUV segment in Chennai Highway during its test drive!

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CitroŽn launches new ad-campaign called Disconnect in Complete Comfort for its C5 Aircross SUV:
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Haha nice tongue in cheek swipe at all the "connected car"s popping up like mushrooms all over the landscape!
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Citroen C5 Aircross to be available only in 10 Cities initially. Market launch likely in September 2020.

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During the launch of its first car next year, the company will have dealerships across 10 major cities and will ramp up the dealer network gradually.

Bouchara said the company would aim for significant localization in its car and the new platform vehicles would come with more than 90 per cent local content.

On the service side, it is working on plans to ensure that its vehicle parts are available at competitive prices. The company will also introduce a leasing model in an attract to bring more buyers under its fold.
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The French carmaker had formally announced their India entry in April this year. The carmaker showcased their first product Citroen C5 Aircross at the event. It is expected to be launched in the market by September 2020.
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Spotted Citroen test mules at NH-48
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Hello all, this was spotted today in Bangalore this morning. 3 C5s on test and they seemed to be in a hurry. Couldn't get more pics since I was driving but whatever I took was done when I had stopped in traffic or at a signal, don't worry I wasn't using my phone while actually driving.

Also, one of the cars was shod with Michelin Primacy 3ST tyres, which will please some Bhpians no doubt.
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Don't know if this is India specific ad, but have been seeing this when watching videos on youtube.

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