A PODIUM AND TWO CATEGORY WINS FOR CITROËN IN THE 2020 DIESELCAR & ECOCAR MAGAZINE ‘TOP 50’

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Citroën C5 Aircross SUV has placed third overall and retained its ‘Best Medium SUV’ title in the 2020 DieselCar & EcoCar ‘Top 50’. Meanwhile, Grand C4 SpaceTourer snatched the ‘Best MPV’ win and the out-going C4 Cactus was also named in the magazine’s list of the best cars to own this year in the UK.



Citroën’s C5 Aircross SUV has placed third overall – and retained its ‘Best Medium SUV’ crown – in the 2020 DieselCar & EcoCar ‘Top 50’, which recognises the 50 best vehicles to own in the UK today. C5 Aircross SUV impressing judges with its all-round ability, style and its outstanding ride comfort.

Ian Robertson, editor and publisher of DieselCar & EcoCar magazine, said: “We love the C5 Aircross SUV’s unique approach and it seems to appeal to a different set of customers. At the heart of this is Citroën’s Advanced Comfort programme, with the aim of making every journey as relaxing as possible. Unique ‘Progressive Hydraulic Cushion’ suspension and armchair-like seats take the sting out of bumps and speed humps, for a laid-back drive. Move the rear seats forwards and the 580-litre boot can swell to a massive 720-litres, boosting versatility enormously.”

The Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer also scooped a DieselCar & EcoCar award, taking home the ‘Best MPV’ trophy – having previously won the ‘Best Medium MPV’ category four years in a row. The judges were left impressed with the car’s high-tech interior, efficient diesel engines and seven-seat versatility – all important features for MPV buyers.

Robertson said: “Arguably one of the best-looking MPVs of all time, the Grand C4 SpaceTourer was updated with extra equipment last year, ushering in the Plus trim levels. All are well kitted out with a massive 12-inch instrument cluster and seven-inch touchscreen with navigation system as standard. Easy to drive, it wafts around town with superb comfort, both for driver and occupants.”

The out-going C4 Cactus – which is soon to be replaced by New C4 and New ë-C4 - 100% ëlectric – was also named in the top 50, ranking 42nd overall. The DieselCar & EcoCar judges praised its stylish looks, while Citroën’s suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® again earned high marks for its plush ride comfort.

Souad Wrixen, Citroën UK’s Marketing Director, said: “To have three cars in the ‘Top 50’ list is an achievement, but to be on the podium and have two category winners shows just how strong our current model line-up really is. We were very happy to see how impressed the DieselCar & EcoCar judges were with our developments in terms of comfort, ride quality and in-car versatility.”

The DieselCar & EcoCar magazine ‘Top 50’ is a listing of the best and most accomplished cars on sale in the UK this year. The winners are selected using a rigorous and all-inclusive scoring system to guarantee that the front-runners are truly the top cars in each category.

 

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The Citroën Brand

At the heart of the automotive market, Citroën has asserted itself since 1919 as a popular brand in the true sense of the word, making people and their lifestyles its first source of inspiration. This spirit is underlined by the ‘Inspired by You’ brand signature and is embodied by cars combining unique design and benchmark comfort. Within the sector of mainstream brands, Citroën also stands out with a unique customer experience (Citroën Advisor, ‘La Maison Citroën’, etc.). In 2019, the Citroën sold one million vehicles in over 90 countries.

The Citroën Brand in the UK

The UK is the 4th largest market for Citroën globally, with 80,000 vehicles sold in 2019. Based in Coventry, Citroën UK’s range of hatchbacks includes C1 (city car), C3 (supermini) and C4 Cactus (compact family car). The UK SUV line-up consists of C3 Aircross (compact SUV) and C5 Aircross (mid-size SUV). The UK MPV range features Berlingo (5 or 7-seats), Grand C4 SpaceTourer (7-seats) and SpaceTourer (up to 9-seats). Citroën UK’s Light Commercial Vehicle offering covers all sectors of the market with Berlingo Van, Dispatch and Relay. Citroën has a clearly defined electrification strategy with all models across the range offering an electrified version by 2025. In the UK, 2020 sees the launch of New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid (PHEV), plus the introduction of Dispatch and Relay battery electric vehicles (BEV).

Citroën UK media site: https://uk-media.citroen.com/ - @CitroenUK

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