Mon, 26/11/2018 - 16:00

The European Car of the Year jury has disclosed the seven shortlisted models out of the 38 cars in the running. New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV is a finalist in the prestigious competition. The 2019 Car of the Year will be announced on 4 March 2019, coinciding with the Geneva Motor Show.

The Car of the Year organisation committee has picked the year's best new model every year since 1964. Some 60 journalists from 23 European countries take part in the vote. The winning cars are rated on criteria including quality for money, design, comfort, safety, technology and environmental performance.


New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV is among the seven finalists competing for the 2019 Car of the Year title. Boasting a strong personality, New C5 Aircross SUV stands apart through its unique, energetic and self-assured attitude. Making its public debut at the Paris Motor Show, Citroën’s new flagship has already been ordered in over 1,500 units in Europe and will be launched in December. New C5 Aircross SUV appeals to customers with its robust and muscular design, full of power and free of arrogance. It stands out in the SUV segment through its fluid body styling punctuated with strong graphic features including the Airbumps. An ambassador of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, New C5 Aircross SUV innovates with its overall comfort. The new model is notably fitted with the Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® suspension system and Advanced Comfort seats, and also boasts benchmark versatility and spaciousness, drawing on all of Citroën’s know-how in MPVs. Fully in tune with its times, New C5 Aircross SUV is equipped with 20 modern driver assistance systems and 6 advanced connectivity technologies.


With a total 590,000 sales in Europe, this is the fifth consecutive year of growth for Citroën. Brand sales are at a seven-year high, up 6% in Europe year on year. A year after New Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV, the first model in Citroën’s SUV offensive, launched in October 2017 and already ordered in nearly 120,000 units, New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV is an integral part of Citroën’s renewal and will serve to continue the Brand’s strong performance.


Following comparative tests between the seven shortlisted cars in February 2019, the model which will collect the most votes will be awarded the prestigious title on 4 March 2019 before the opening of the Geneva Motor Show.