Citroen C5 Aircross vs Hyundai Tucson price, dimensions, engine and gearbox.
The Citroen’s C5 Aircross recently launched with the starting price tag of Rs 29.90 lakh, going up to Rs 31.90 lakh(ex-showroom). The C5 Aircross gets a premium price tag and the most obvious reasons it comes to India via the CKD route. While, Citroen is in action to start its operations locally and start it’s operations in CK Birla facility Thiruvallur, Tamilnadu. The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV is available in two variants – feel and shine. The C5 Aircross stand against the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson in India. So we’ve decided to compare Korean SUV vs western style French SUV in terms of dimensions, technical specs and pricing.
|Dimensions||Citroen C5 Aircross||Hyundai Tucson|
|Boot Capacity||580-liters||513 liters|
Dimensionally, recently received Citroen is considerably larger than the korean Hyundai Tucson. The Aircross is only 20mm longer than the Tucson in length, also in width 119mm wider and height wise 50mm more taller than the rival. Also C5 Aircross wheelbase also more longer than the Hyundai’s Tucson. The C5 Aircross is considerably larger than the Tucson and commands better road presence. Due to larger dimensions Aircross result a more spacious bootspace of 67litres, in compare with Hyundai Tucson. Both the SUVs rides on the 18-inch alloy wheels.
|Technical Specs||Citroen C5 Aircross||Hyundai Tucson|
|Engine Type||2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel||2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel|
|Gearbox||8-speed torque converter||8-speed torque converter|
|Drive Layout||Front-Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive/All-Wheel Drive|
Comparitively, their is no such difference in engine and gearbox in both the SUV’s as in the table we can see only one key difference. Both the SUVs powered from a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine and which is connected to 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Also peak torque produced by the both the engine is exact identical in both the SUV’s, this makes both the SUV’s perfect rival in the Indian market. However, the Tucson seems more powerful than the C5 Aircross by 8hp.
The major key difference which you can see from the table that Hyundai’s Tucson gets both drive-layout option Front-Wheel Drive/All-Wheel Drive, However, C5 Aircross drives solely on Front-Wheel Drive with no other options. Hyundai Tucson also leads on engine offered on a 2.0-litre petrol engine which produces 152hp connected to a standard 6-speed torque converter automatic which is definitely missing on french SUV.
|Price||Citroen C5 Aircross||Hyundai Tucson|
|Petrol Range||NA||INR 22.55 lakh – INR 23.91 lakh|
|Diesel Range||INR 29.90 lakh – INR 31.90 lakh||INR 24.60 lakh – INR 27.33 lakh|
The Citroen C5 Aircross is the premium segment SUV with the premium price tag so far. Even if you are buying a top specs Hyundai Tucson diesel version which will cost you Rs 2.50 lakh cheaper than the entry level C5 Aircross. Infact the petrol variant is more affordable compared to Citroen. Obviously Hyundai Tucson make sense in term of pricing aNd and makes value for money SUV in the market. However if you want to stand out in the crowd with premium SUV then definitely french makes sense which has different joy in itself. What to think about the French SUV tell us in the comments.