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Citroën C5 Aircross 2023: Australian pricing revealed for midsize SUV’s new grade


As the sole C5 Aircross model on sale in Australia, the Sport replaces the outgoing Shine 

Citroen Australia has confirmed local pricing and availability for the C5 Aircross, which was recently brought in for a mid-life facelift. 

Entering the range as the sole C5 Aircross on sale, the new Sport grade, which starts from $54,990 before on-road costs are added, replaces the Shine which was discontinued last year.

2023 Citroen C5 Aircross Sport front 3/4 driving
Sharper styling gives the C5 Aircross Sport a bold aesthetic

With extra equipment on offer, and a $2690 premium over the Shine, this new Sport grade is more competitive on paper in the extremely popular mid-size SUV segment. 

Citroen Australia will likely be hoping to improve C5 Aircross sales with the introduction of the better-equipped Sport model, considering only 64 were sold throughout 2022. 

At this price point, the C5 Aircross Sport will likely face competition from the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander, and the Nissan X-Trail in the mid-size SUV segment.

2023 Citroen C5 Aircross Sport rear 3/4
Black plastic cladding on the doors hint at a rugged nature in the C5 Aircross

C5 Aircross facelift brings more rugged styling

Like the pre-facelifted model, this C5 Aircross benefits from black plastic cladding surrounding the wheel arches and beneath the doors, but you’ll notice that the overall styling has changed. 

More pronounced front and rear bumpers give the C5 Aircross a bolder aesthetic, something that’s accentuated by the black grille and badging. 

2023 Citroen C5 Aircross Sport wheels
The C5 Aircross has been given a set of new 19-inch alloy wheels

Other changes include the new 19-inch alloy wheels that it rides on, and the addition of a skid plate that’s located beneath the front bumper. 

More power pulled from turbo-petrol engine 

In the new Sport grade, the 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine that powers the C5 Aircross now makes 133kW and 250Nm of torque. This is up from the 121kW and 240Nm in the outgoing Shine model. 

2023 Citroen C5 Aircross Sport front 3/4 driving long
Extra power and torque should mean better driving dynamics

Along the same lines, the C5 Aircross now benefits from an eight-speed automatic transmission instead of the old six-speed unit. As usual, power is sent exclusively to the front wheels. 

New infotainment screen 

On the inside, the biggest change is the new 10.0-inch infotainment screen that replaces the old one that measures 8.0-inches. 

This system supports wired Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as getting Citroen’s standard satellite navigation system. 

2023 Citroen C5 Aircross Sport interior dash
A 10.0-inch screen replaces the old 8.0-inch unit

This new screen is flanked by the same 12.3-inch digital cluster that has carried over from the pre-facelift model. 

Citroen C5 Aircross 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Sport: $54,990