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Citroen C5 Aircross range loses most powerful petrol engine, sees diesel CO2 drop

Date: 02 January 2020   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Citroen has removed the 180hp petrol engine option from its C5 Aircross range.

The engine, which was the most powerful petrol sold with the C5 Aircross, came with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and to fill the need for a petrol auto option this gearbox has now been made available with the range's 130hp petrol engine.

The new powertrain is available with the mid-range Flair and range-topping Flair+ equipment grades, priced at £28,335 and £30,535 respectively.

The new powertrain is available to order now, with the first deliveries expected in March.

In addition, Citroen has announced that due to re-homologation, some diesel C5 Aircross variants have had their official CO2 emission figures reduced.

All 1.5-litre, 130hp diesel manual models have had their figure reduced from 108g/km to 105g/km, while models with the same engine and the automatic gearbox have had the figure reduced from 105g/km to 100g/km.

A plug-in hybrid version of the C5 Aircross is also set to be introduced later this year.