The Indian automotive market seems to be the new hotspot for the upcoming automotive brands. We have seen many new brands realising the potential of our market and entering the game. We have seen MG and Kia enter the Indian market and gain swift success. There are more brands which see a potential market in India and are entering here really soon. One of them is Citroen. We have seen the C5 Aircross testing multiple times now and this has lead to a number of questions which Indians have in their mind. In today’s featured, we answer the top 10 most Googled questions about this French automaker which will soon arrive on our shores!
Is Citroen coming to India?
The first vehicle which this French automaker will launch in India is the C5 Aircross. We have spotted this testing many times on the Indian roads and if the pandemic would not have been here, the C5 Aircross would have launched by now. Citroen’s first launch in India was pushed just because of the pandemic. Now, we can expect Citroen to be here by the second half of 2021.
Is Peugeot coming to India?
No. Peugeot is not coming to India as of now. However, both Citroen and Peugeot belong to the same parent i.e. Groupe PSA only. We can expect if the upcoming brand proves to be a success, PSA won’t hesitate in launching Peugeot in India as well! Let’s hope for the best. Fingers crossed!
What companies does Peugeot own?
In 1974, Peugeot S.A. acquired a 38.2% share of Citroën. Further, in 1976, they increased acquired almost 90% of the company’s shares thereby owning Citroen completely. Therefore, the Group PSA was renamed to PSA Peugeot Citroën. Further, they also had a merger with FCA post which many brands like Fiat, Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Peugeot, DS, Citroën, Opel, Jeep and Vauxhall work under the same parent company.
Is Citroen a good brand?
If good means reliable for you, then the answer is yes. Citroen is definitely one of the most reliable budget car brand present internationally. Well, Indians are much concerned about mileage and we don’t have the official figures for what the C5 or more cars from this French automaker deliver depending upon the Indian road conditions but we expect a considerable mileage figure from this brand.
What is Citroen known for?
Citroen is known for its innovative technology. The Traction Avant is the perfect example of how technologically innovative this brand is! Well, for those who don’t know, this was the first front-wheel-drive car in the world that was mass-produced. Be it the first hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension system or the first car with disc brakes, they have made them all! This is why we said that this French automaker is known for technology.
What is the expected price of Citroen C5 Aircross?
The expected price if this SUV from the French automaker is around Rs.20 Lakhs. It would be great if we get this SUV at somewhat lower price range but currently, we expect it to start at 20Lakhs only. However, there is no official information from the brand’s side and you never know where the competition might lead them. Considering they are a new brand, they will definitely offer a competitive price.
What is the estimated launch date of C5 Aircross?
We already told you in the earlier section of the article that the launch of this car was pushed due to the ongoing pandemic. We can expect the C5 Aircross to arrive in India by the second half of 2021. However, there is no confirmation from the brand’s side yet regarding the exact launch date.
Who will be the competitors for Citroen C5 Aircross?
Citroen C5 Aircross will hit the compact SUV segment and will compete against the already existing cars like Hyundai Tucson, Skoda Karoq and the Jeep Compass.
Is Citroen C5 Aircross a 4-wheel drive?
Talking about the international level the C5 Aircross does have an all-wheel-drive variant. There is no official information about if the French automaker will launch the same in India. Most probably, we will get the 2-wheel drive version in the initial phase and can expect the AWD version if things work out well!
Is C5 Aircross a good car?
Well, we can’t judge before having our hands on the upcoming SUV. From the international market presence, we can say that this is definitely a good car and has a promising future in the Indian market. Talking about the brand, the French automaker has decided to launch this one as the first car in their Indian lineup so we can definitely expect it to land perfectly on our expectations.
These were the 10 most Googled questions about Citroen in India. This French brand will be here soon and seems to have a promising future too. Apart from the C5, the Berlingo was also spotted testing multiple times and we expect both pf them to launch here really soon. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.