Presented just a week ago, the Citroën C5 Aircross hybrid 136 is already available to order in Germany, which allows you to know its additional cost compared to the Puretech 130 version, which is still available.
This new 136 hybrid engine combines a 1.2 Puretech engine, extensively revised and now driven by a timing chain, with a 28 horsepower electric motor that allows you to move at low speed, up to 30 km/h, in city and give a boost for occasional trips. Equipped with a 48V 432 Wh battery, the C5 Aircross hybrid 136 can cover short distances in 100% electric mode, which reduces consumption by around 15% in town, a significant gain of 1l per 100km.
Roman Franke, Citroën marketing manager in Germany, explains “The new C5 Aircross Hybrid 136 allows customers to gain their first experience with electric propulsion. The 48V hybrid system offers the same comfort and performance as full hybrids with significant cost advantages. Up to 50% of the time in urban areas can be covered emission-free, saving CO2 and fuel”
Citroën is therefore opening the orders for this new engine which is added to the range and therefore does not replace the Puretech 130 engine, which is still available. This new 136 hybrid engine is available from the C-Series finish, the second level offered in Germany, from €38,720, an extra cost compared to the Puretech engine of...€5,100! Not negligible even if this 136 hybrid version is €4,900 cheaper than the 180 plug-in hybrid version, an offer that straddles the Puretech 130 and the 180 hybrid and which allows consumers to access electric driving for less while avoiding having to recharge your vehicle daily.
Germany is therefore the first country to open orders for the C5 Aircross Hybrid 136 with, as a result, an idea of the additional cost that this new engine could impose when it is marketed in France. This marketing should not take place quickly and could arrive at the start of the school year in September a little late, but this allows for sufficient production capacity to meet demand.