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Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Hyundai Tucson – Specifications Comparison




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Check out our detailed spec-sheet comparison of the recently-unveiled Citroen C5 Aircross with the Hyundai Tucson

Citroen recently unveiled its maiden offering for the Indian market, the C5 Aircross. This upcoming SUV is expected to launch in March 2021, and will be brought to our shores as a CKD import. The French carmaker currently has 10 showrooms across India, dubbed ‘La Maison Citroen’, with plans to add more in the near future.

The closest competitors to the Citroen C5 Aircross in the Indian market are the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. Here, we compare the C5 with the Tucson on paper, to see how the two SUVs stack up against each other.

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Hyundai Tucson – Exterior

Citroen C5 Aircross is the better looking of the two, with its quirky and fresh design. It gets a pair of vertically-split headlamps, which neatly integrate into the front grill. The Citroen logo is also incorporated into the grille, which is a unique styling element. Other than that, the vehicle gets a set of 18-inch machine-cut alloy wheels, big roof rails, and LED taillights.

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Hyundai Tucson has a lot of road presence, thanks to its sharp yet bulbous headlights, cascading front grille, and 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. However, the vehicle has been around for almost half-a-decade, and thus feels old. Hyundai has already launched the new-generation version in a few international markets, and we wish the new-gen model makes its way to India soon.

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DimensionsCitroen C5 AircrossHyundai Tucson
Length4,500 mm4,480 mm
Width1,840 mm1,850 mm
Height1,710 mm1,660 mm
Wheelbase2,730 mm2,670 mm

The C5 Aircross is the larger of the two, being 20mm longer and 50mm taller. It also has a longer wheelbase, by a margin of 60mm, although the Tucson is wider by 10mm. Overall, the Citroen SUV wins the exterior comparison, thanks largely to its brilliant styling.

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Hyundai Tucson – Interior

The quirky styling is carried inside the C5 Aircross into the Cabin; it gets a dark interior theme, with a neatly laid-out dashboard with square-ish AC vents. The car also gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and the multi-function steering wheel has a 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster behind it.

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The vehicle gets leather seats with a unique (and pretty) modular design, complete with reclining function for the second row as well. The vehicle offers features like push-button start/stop, ambient cabin lighting, gesture-operated tailgate, power-operated and heated ORVMs, panoramic sunroof, hands-free parking, power-adjustable driver seat, auto-dimming IRVM, e-parking brake, and dual-zone climate control.

Hyundai Tucson has a different approach towards interior design. The dashboard is angled slightly towards the driver, and gets a floating-type 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. There are a lot of soft-touch surfaces in the cabin, which add to the premium feel, although the overall design is relatively dull. The instrument cluster consists of analogue dials with an MID in the centre.

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Other features on offer include power-adjustable driver and front passenger seat, auto-dimming IRVM, power-operated and heated ORVMs, reclining second-row seats, hands-free tailgate, dual-zone climate control, push-button start/stop, e-parking brake, and a panoramic sunroof. The Tucson also gets Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car tech, which adds further convenience.

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Hyundai Tucson – Specifications

Powering the Citroen C5 Aircross is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, which can generate 177 PS and 400 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. Transmission options are limited to just one – an 8-speed automatic gearbox – which sends power to the front wheels.

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Citroen C5 Aircross – Specifications
Engine2.0L, inline-4, turbocharged, diesel
Max Power177 PS
Max Torque400 Nm
Transmission8-speed AT

Hyundai Tucson, on the other hand, gets two engine options. The first one is a 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine, which can develop 152 PS and 192 Nm. The other one is a 2.0-litre, turbocharged diesel engine, which delivers 185 PS and 400 Nm.

The petrol motor is only available with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the diesel mill only gets an 8-speed automatic transmission. As standard, the vehicle is available in FWD format, but AWD option is available on the diesel model.

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Hyundai Tucson – Specifications
Engine2.0L, inline-4, naturally aspirated, petrol2.0L, inline-4, turbocharged, diesel
Max Power152 PS185 PS
Max Torque192 Nm400 Nm
Transmission6-speed AT8-speed AT

Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Hyundai Tucson – Price

Hyundai Tucson is currently priced from Rs. 22.55 lakh to Rs. 27.33 lakh. It is quite a nice vehicle overall, but in desperate need of a major upgrade. We feel that Hyundai should replace the current Tucson with the new-generation version in our market already.

As for the Citroen C5 Aircross, its price is yet to be revealed, but speculations suggest that it will have a starting price of Rs. 30 lakh. Although it is expected to be more expensive than the Tucson, the C5 Aircross is the more exciting offering, with fresh styling and plenty of features. If Citroen can nail the pricing of the C5, it will surely have a winner on its hands.

All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, New Delhi


TVS Jupiter, Scooty Pep Plus, Scooty Zest 110 And NTorq 125 Price Hiked




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TVS Motor Company’s scooter line-up currently consists of the Scooty Pep Plus, Scooty Zest 110, Jupiter as well as the flagship NTorq 125

TVS Motor Company is currently one of the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers in the Indian market as far as sales are concerned. As of now, TVS has a total of four scooters in its portfolio, namely Jupiter, Scooty Pep Plus, Scooty Zest 110 and NTorq 125, and the homegrown manufacturer has now increased the prices of all of these offerings.

Almost all manufacturers have hiked the prices of their respective offerings, citing a increase in input costs. Thankfully, the price hike isn’t as substantial as a couple of other manufacturers. The TVS scooters have received a price hike ranging from Rs 540 to Rs 2535 depending on the model.

Take a look a the updated price list of TVS scooters below, compared to the previous prices –

ModelNew Price*Previous Price*
Scooty Pep Plus GlossyRs 56,009 (+Rs 1,635)Rs 54,374
Scooty Pep Plus Matte EditionRs 58,759 (+Rs 2,535)Rs 56,224
Scooty Zest 110 GlossRs 62,980 (+Rs 1,635)Rs 61,345
Scooty Zest 110 Matte SeriesRs 64,980 (+Rs 1,635)Rs 63,345
Jupiter Sheet Metal WheelRs 64,437 (+Rs 940)Rs 63,497
Jupiter STDRs 66,662 (+Rs 1,165)Rs 65,497
Jupiter ZXRs 69,637 (+Rs 1,390)Rs 68,247
Jupiter ZX Disc with iTouchstartRs 73,737 (+Rs 1,390)Rs 72,347
Jupiter ClassicRs 73,707 (+Rs 1,235)Rs 72,472
NTorq 125 DrumRs 71,095 (+Rs 540)Rs 70,555
NTorq 125 DiscRs 75,395 (+Rs 840)Rs 74,555
NTorq 125 Race EditionRs 78,375 (+Rs 1,340)Rs 77,035
NTorq 125 Super Squad EditionRs 81,075 (+Rs 1,540)Rs 79,535

*All prices, ex-showroom New Delhi

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Talking about the scooters, the TVS Scooty Pep Plus is the most affordable scooter in the Indian market as of now, and it draws power from a 87.8 cc fuel-injected single-cylinder motor that delivers 5.43 PS of max power at 6,500 rpm, along with 6.5 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. The scooter is now priced from Rs 56,009 to Rs 64,980 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

The Scooty Zest 110, on the other hand, gets a 109.7 cc single-cylinder engine that puts out puts out 7.8 PS and 8.8 Nm. TVS now retails the Scooty Zest 110 at a starting price of Rs 62,980 for the Gloss variants, and Rs 64,980 (both prices, ex-showroom New Delhi) for the Matte Series.

The Jupiter is one of the highest-selling two-wheelers in the entire Indian market, and it also gets a 109.7 cc single-cylinder engine like the Scooty Zest 110, however, the motor on the Jupiter produces 7.5 PS of power at 7,000 rpm, and 8.4 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The Jupiter has now been priced from Rs 64,437, going up to Rs 73,737 (both prices, ex-showroom New Delhi) for the top-end Jupiter ZX Disc with iTouchstart.

The NTorq 125 continues to be the flagship TVS scooter on offer in the country, and now will set you back by Rs 71,095 for the base Drum variant, going all the way up to Rs 81,075 (both prices, ex-showroom New Delhi) for the Super Squad Edition. Powering the Ntorq is a 124.8 cc fuel-injected single-cylinder engine that belts out 9.38 PS of maximum power at 7,000 rpm, along with 10.5 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm.

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