Citroën adds range and new battery pack to C5 X hybrids

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The increase in Equivalent All-Electric Range (EAER) for Citroën’s plug-in hybrid models adds up to 41 miles of electric range, a move which will alter the cars’ taxation band thanks to lowered emissions.

Drivers now benefit from up to 41 miles of electric range (EAER WLTP Combined) with the New C5 Aircross – meaning a move from the current 12% Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) taxation band into a lower 8% band. The electric range of New C5 X increases to 39 miles (EAER WLTP Combined). The updated New C5 Aircross PHEV adopts a new-generation battery pack – which increases power from 13.2kWh to 14.2kWh – emitting only 29g/km of CO2 (WLTP combined cycle).

Both models can be charged in less than two hours with a 7.4kW charger, and form part of Citroën’s plan to offer an electrified variant of all models by 2025. With New C5 X PHEV versions, the battery pack is unchanged at 12.4kWh, but the switch-over to the Euro 6.4 standard improves the battery’s minimum charge threshold. This increases the vehicle’s electric-only range, whilst reducing emissions – down to 27 g/km of CO2 (WLTP combined cycle).

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