After years on the podium, the Citroën C5 Aircross is taking full advantage of its restyling to post significantly higher sales figures for the first four months of the year, figures that are benefiting from the success of its hybrid versions, as the Citroën large SUV is once again the leader in sales of plug-in hybrid cars in France.
After leading sales in February, March is the third consecutive month in which the C5 Aircross has confirmed its position as the essential plug-in hybrid. In a market which grew by 6% to 10,882 units, representing 8.2% of the market, the C5 Aircross is in first place with sales up by 24% to 591 units, representing 5.43% of the market, well ahead of its runner-up, the DS 7 E-Tense (475 units) and the DS 4 (472 units). It is therefore a 100% Citroën-DS podium for sales of plug-in hybrids in April in France, an engine that represents more than 41% of C5 Aircross sales in France, a figure that will rise inexorably with the marketing of a 180 hp offer in addition to the 225 hp version and the electrification of the automotive market.
This new excellent performance of the C5 Aircross in April puts it at the top of the sales charts for the first four months of the year, a result never before achieved by Citroën's large SUV and demonstrating the benefits of the restyling. A total of 3,246 C5 Aircross plug-in hybrids have been sold since 1 January, representing more than 40% of total C5 Aircross sales.
With this new success in April, Citroën shows that it is able to meet the market's expectations and that the restyling of the C5 Aircross has paid off: the brand's large SUV confirms its leadership in the plug-in hybrid market by extending its lead over its competitors.