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    Default Citroen C5 Aircross

    Design of the C5 Aircross seems to have been finalised, with launch set for later this year in China

    Meet The New Citroen C5 Aircross, This Is It!

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    Just as the designers got it right, someone came and beat on details with the ugly stick. Is this really Chinese taste?

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    Yes, other than for the chevrons, you wouldn't pick it for a Citroen. Could be mistaken for a Korean SUV.

    Not sure those who currently own C5's will be abandoning them to rush out and buy one of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Just as the designers got it right, someone came and beat on details with the ugly stick. Is this really Chinese taste?
    Agree - the current style Citroen has of placing a thin line of DRLs above the main headlights works because the headlights are kept separate from the grille. Neither this nor the Chinese C6 works because the headlights and grille are a second line. It makes it look very heavy-set.

    The interior looks good though.

    I'll also be very interested to read about the ride quality, particularly what it's like vis-a-vis the hydro C5.
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    For once there looks like a massive amount of space under the bonnet.
    Probably all taken up with emissions hardware sadly.


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    Is there a V8 lurking under there?.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaman View Post
    Is there a V8 lurking under there?.


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    Not a V8, but a hybrid version producing 300 horsepower Hybrid C5 Aircross: Citroen's most powerful production car - Autoblog

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    "Funky French car" - No. Overstyled and decorated Chinese car - Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    "Funky French car" - No. Overstyled and decorated Chinese car - Yes.
    Pistols at 10 metres if you please!


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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    "Funky French car" - No. Overstyled and decorated Chinese car - Yes.
    Then how about about the hydraulic cushion suspension, or perhaps the technology? Hydraulic Cushions promise a magic carpet ride in C5 Aircross

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    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...%80%99-comfort

    Based on Steve Cropley's experience, the C5 Aircross may be still worth the effort if it rides in a similar vein to a hydropneumatic Citroen. And at least the C5 Aircross has a potential standout feature in the world of boring SUVs.

    Just wished that Citroen continued with the Hydropneumatic suspension on their 'top end cars' as well as the Advanced Hydraulic Comfort on their other cars.

    Still hope for the CXperience to be put into production.
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