NEW CITROËN C5 AIRCROSS SUV SHORTLISTED FOR 2019 CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Tue, 27/11/2018 - 13:45

The European Car of the Year jury has named New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV as one of the seven shortlisted models – out of 38 cars in the running. The 2019 Car of the Year will be announced on Monday 4 March, immediately prior to the Geneva Motor Show.



The Car of the Year jury has selected the best new model every year since 1964, with some 60 journalists from 23 European countries taking part in the voting process. The winning cars are rated on criteria including value-for-money, design, comfort, safety, technology and environmental performance.

New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV is among the seven finalists competing for the 2019 Car of the Year title. New C5 Aircross SUV stands out from the crowd through its unique, energetic and assertive personality. Making its public debut at the Paris Motor Show 2018, Citroën’s new flagship has already attracted more than 1,500 orders across Europe. The official UK ‘on sale’ date for New C5 Aircross SUV is Monday 4 February, with order books opening across the Citroën dealer network on Monday 3 December.

New C5 Aircross SUV has a robust, muscular and powerful design. Its flowing shape is punctuated with strong graphic features, including the Airbump® panels at the bottom of the doors. Thanks to the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, New C5 Aircross SUV excels through its overall comfort and spacious interior. New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV offers a level of modularity that is unique in its segment, with three individual, sliding, folding and reclining rear seats, and best-in-class boot volume ranging from 580-litres to 720-litres, and up to 1,630-litres with the second row seats folded down.

New C5 Aircross SUV is also equipped with 20 latest-generation driver assistance systems and six advanced connectivity technologies.

With a total of 590,000 sales in Europe, 2018 is the fifth consecutive year of growth for the Citroën brand. Sales are at a seven-year high, up 6% in Europe year-on-year. Following the resounding success of Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV – the first model in Citroën’s SUV offensive with orders totalling nearly 120,000 units – New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV is an integral part of Citroën’s renewal, and will serve to continue the brand’s strong performance in 2019 and into the next decade.

Following comparative tests between the seven shortlisted cars in February 2019, the model with the most votes from the Car of the Year judges will be awarded the prestigious title on Monday 4 March 2019, just prior to the opening of the Geneva Motor Show.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

ANDREW DIDLICK,  07836 362859   andrew.didlick@mpsa.com
JOHN HANDCOCK,  07810 180249   john.handcock@citroen.com 
KATIE READ,            07834 500267   katie.read@citroen.com
EMMA GAFFNEY,    07747 898130   emma.gaffney@citroen.com
CRAIG MORROW,   07747 764745   craig.morrow@mpsa.com

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The Citroën brand:
Citroën is an international automotive brand with a full range of cars and light commercial vehicles at the heart of the mainstream market. Founded in 1919, Citroën has made its mark through its bold and creative approach to automotive design. These values are harnessed in the pursuit of well-being, with fresh solutions to the changing demands of customers in each era. Today, Citroën is reinventing itself with models such as C3 and the C3 Aircross compact SUV that place an emphasis on design, comfort and intelligent technology, bringing a breath of fresh air to the automotive landscape. As a people-minded brand, Citroën is proud to offer products that take inspiration directly from its customers, the spirit of which is highlighted in its brand signature ‘Inspired By You’. The brand also offers a unique customer experience with its city store concept ‘La Maison Citroën’ and its online opinion site ‘Citroën Advisor’. With 10,000 customer contact points in almost 80 countries worldwide, Citroën sold more than 1.1 million vehicles in 2016. Citroën has also amassed eight Manufacturers’ titles in the FIA World Rally Championship and three consecutive Manufacturers’ titles in the World Touring Car Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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