With the start of a new calendar year, almost all OEMs are gearing up to implement their price hikes for 2022.
Citroen, a new entrant, has joined the league by announcing price hikes for its sole model, the Citroen C5 Aircross. It’s worth noting that the C5 Aircross came in two trim levels, each with two colour options. The Feel and Shine trims were among them. The standard Feel trim came with a price tag of INR 31.3 lakhs.
Prices for Citroen C5 Aircross in January 2022
Citroen has announced a 93.9K price increase, bringing the base price of the model to INR 32,23,900. In the same way, the Dual Tone colour variant has seen a price increase of INR 93.3K. The Feel Dual Tone trim has been reduced to INR 32,73,900.
The Shine trim, which is also the most expensive, was previously available for INR 32.8 lakhs. The Shine trim will now cost INR 33,78,400 after a planned price increase of INR 98.4K.
For the Shine trim, Citroen kept the pricing of the mono colour and Dual Tone variants the same, and this strategy has been continued for 2022. Citroen has increased prices for the C5 Aircross by approximately 3% overall.
SUVs such as the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, VW Tiguan, and Skoda Kodiaq compete against the C5 Aircross. Traditional body-on-frame SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, and Mahindra Alturas G4 end up competing with the Aircross in a roundabout way.
The C5 Aircross is powered by a 2 litre turbo diesel engine that produces 175 horsepower and 400 Nm of peak torque. A standard 8-speed automatic transmission is included, but power is only sent to the front wheels. The claimed fuel efficiency figure for the company is 18.6 kmpl.
Citroen’s Future Plans
Citroen introduced the C5 Aircross to help the company establish a presence in the country. The model, on the other hand, isn’t your typical number cruncher. Citroen, on the other hand, has big plans for India in 2022, with the Citroen C3 on the way. As it will be launched for the mass market, the French automaker will be counting on this SUV-inspired hatchback to deliver numbers. C3 is expected to cost between INR 5 and 10 lakhs.
The C3 is up against a slew of vehicles, ranging from hatchbacks like the Maruti Suzuki Swift to sub-4-metre compact SUVs like the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite. The Citroen C3 will be powered by a flex fuel 1.2 litre petrol engine, making it the first flex fuel vehicle in India.
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It will be capable of running on both gasoline and ethanol-blended fuel. C3 test mules have been spotted on a daily basis, mostly in the southern part of the country, where Citroen has set up shop. The company is being tight-lipped about the C3’s launch date right now, but it’s safe to assume it will happen around the middle of 2022.