Second report: West Country holiday lets us put the Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV’s family credentials to the test Verdict The Citroen C5 Aircross was a great holiday car. It felt at home on a motorway cruise, and really delivered on its promise of comfort. It devours miles in a calm and unflustered manner, and left us all feeling refreshed after a coast-to-coast road trip. Mileage: 6,067 Economy: 35.5mpg Family holidays. Stressful in the build-up, and hopefully relaxing when you arrive. That was certainly the case recently, when the Milne clan decamped to north Devon for a week. The day before we headed off, I noticed that the Citroen’s near-side rear tyre was looking a little low. A quick examination showed…
Citroen is hoping to make a splash in the electric car market by launching the battery-powered version of its new C4 hatchback concurrently with its ICE-engined counterpart. It’s a family hatchback that plays to Citroen’s re-ignited interest in its history and heritage as well as trying to arrest the inexorable march of the SUV by giving it some of the chunky attitude you’ll find in those cars. The e-C4 is right on the money. It’s a family hatchback, but whereas the old C4 was forgettable and unsuccessful by basically being a less-good Ford Focus, the new one has been given individual styling, carrying the flame of individuality that’s returned to the marque since the launch of the C4 Cactus. Combine…
All-electric family hatchback looks funky and promises great comfort The all-electric Citroen e-C4 is being launched alongside the petrol- and diesel-powered C4 hatchback, and is part of its maker's strategy to launch its new cars simultaneously with internal combustion engines and EV drivetrains. The first thing you'll notice is that aside from a few detail trim differences, the two cars look identical – ideal for those looking to move to electric without shouting about it. This is a tactic that Citroen's sister companies, Peugeot and Vauxhall, are employing with the e-208, e-2008, Corsa-e and Mokka-e – which is no surprise as these cars extensively share under-the-skin technology. Citroen will be unique for now in offering its mid-sized family hatchback in…