A few months ago, Peugeot unveiled a new hybrid powertrain for its 3008 and 5008. It added an electric motor to the well-known 1.2-liter petrol blocks, which should make the two SUVs 15% more economical. However, a development for those Peugeots never comes alone, because the models share their base with, for example, the Opel Grandland, the DS 7 and — indeed — the Citroën C5 Aircross. So three guesses which motorization the latter will now get…
Tussen mild hybrid a full hybrid
Yes: get to know the Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid 136. Just like its group colleague, it gets the well-known 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine under the hood, but the French couple an electric motor to it that in itself produces about 28 hp and 55 Nm of torque. can bring the front wheels. Together they send their power through a new six-speed automatic transmission, which is also slightly more power than you previously got from the 1.2-litre engine. For example, this Hybrid 136 produces an appropriate 136 hp and 230 Nm of torque, while at the end of the day you must have consumed 15% less than if you had been on the road without an electric motor.
So those are excellent mild hybrid figures, although the Citroëns and Peugeots go just a little further than that with this powertrain. For example, the electric motor can directly drive the wheels here, which should give you the opportunity to drive purely electrically, albeit limited. According to Citroën, your C5 Aircross has to do that half the time when you drive in the city, although you will have to be careful with the accelerator pedal with less than 30 hp of electrical power. You should still be able to try it out in the second half of 2023, when this new hybrid reaches Citroën dealers.