The C5 Aircross Hybrid will be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, providing a maximum output of 222bhp. More to the point, though, the car will manage 31 miles on electrical power alone.
Official figures also claim CO2 emissions of 39g/km, which makes the car exempt from London’s Congestion Charge. As with so many plug-in hybrid cars, the 166mpg economy figure sounds fanciful, but it is dependent on the owner’s mileage and charging routine.
Citroen is already taking orders for the new car, which starts at £35,340. Deliveries will begin in the “first half” of 2020.
It’s the first in a string of electrified models, with the French company claiming six new hybrid and electric cars will come to market in 2020. By 2023, 80 percent of the range will have an electric or hybrid variant.