Serial assembly of Citroen C5 Aircross crossovers starts at Kaluga plant


On March 27, at the Kaluga PSMA Rus plant, the Automotive Technologies company launched serial assembly of Citroen C5 Aircross crossovers. The cars will arrive to official Citroen dealers in May 2024, reservations are available from April.
Automotive Technologies LLC is a Russian independent company engaged in the wholesale supply and distribution of automobiles, spare parts and components, motor oils and technical fluids. Since December 2023, with the assistance of the governor and the Government of Kaluga Region, the company has expanded its business and launched pre-production of medium-sized crossovers in Russia at the PSMA Rus plant in the Rosva Industrial Park. The production went through all stages of debugging the equipment, and the assembled pilot batch was tested for compliance with quality standards.
“Today we launched mass production of the Citroen C5 Aircross in Russia. Our goal is to expand the choice for Russian drivers in a market where cars of various Eastern brands mainly prevail. We offer a modern product of high quality, with legendary technologies and engineering know-how of a well-known brand, which turned 105 years old this year. To date, the comfort level in Citroen can be called a benchmark, and the equipment — premium. Citroen C5 Aircross has a wide range of consumer properties typical for European cars: high quality materials, excellent smoothness, precise handling, excellent noise insulation, high level of safety and reliability. Fundamental customer orientation in the production, sale and further maintenance of cars is our absolute priority!”, — Pavel Bezruchenko, Director of Strategic Development at Automotive Technologies said.
Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region Vladimir Popov noted:”Our automotive industry has 33 enterprises — three manufacturers and 30 suppliers. Not all of them have been restarted yet, but most of them are already working in good mode due to the fact that during the downtime of our three main automakers, we managed to cooperate suppliers with other companies in due time. Today, a good window of opportunity has opened for supplies, including to this enterprise.”
Governor Vladislav Shapsha stressed that the tasks of restarting the Kaluga autocluster are being consistently solved: “We are working hard with the Russian Government, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and new investors to implement all plans. And this applies not only to the three giants of our automotive industry, but also to component manufacturers. There are many orders from the Russian automotive industry.”
Production of the Citroen C5 Aircross in Kaluga Region takes place using the SKD-4 method from 800 groups of components and 1,700 parts. The Russian assembly complies with international quality standards. At all stages, there are quality control posts, where mechanics, electrics, geometry, water resistance, and noise insulation are carefully checked, and at the end, dynamic tests are conducted on a large track.
According to the Press Service of the Governor and the Government of Kaluga Region.

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The Russian-made Citroen C5Aircross will be offered in the FEEL configuration with a 1.6, 175 hp gasoline engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission, which includes a wide range of equipment: 6 airbags, an incline start assist system, cruise control with speed limiter, ISOFIX child safety seat anchors on the rear side seats, Progressive Hydraulic Cushions ® suspension, Citroën Advanced Comfort ® seats, integrated into the front seats massage function, the electric drive of the driver’s seat settings (height, longitudinal, backrest angle) with memorized settings and the “easy access” function, which facilitates exiting the car, due to the fact that the seat automatically shifts back, the protection of the engine crankcase, the SPORT mode selection button, the steering wheel with height and departure adjustment, dual-zone climate control, light and rain sensors, keyless access to the car with the engine start button, a wireless charger for a smartphone, the function of contactless opening of the trunk door with a sensor for legs, a 12V and USB connector, a connector in the center console and for 2nd row passengers, an additional USB connector in the rear-view mirror housing, rear-view mirrors with electric adjustment and electric folding drive, front central armrest with a volumetric compartment with cooling, multimedia system with 10″ touchscreen display, Bluetooth + 6 speakers, digital dashboard with 12.3″ display, 360-degree all-round view system: 180° rear view camera and 180° front camera, side cameras, front and rear parking sensors, the Follow me home welcome light function, combined seat trim in blue and gray leather and Alcantara material.
The car is available in four colors: white perl BLANC NACRE, Gray metallic GRIS PLATINUM, Blue metallic ECLIPSE BLUE, Red metallic ROUGE ELEXIR
The warranty for the car will be 3 years or 100,000 km.
A roadside assistance and mobility program is provided for Citroen customers, which operates within a radius of 150 km from the borders of the city which has an official center of the CITROEN dealer network (200 km from the MKAD for Moscow/ Ring Road for St. Petersburg)

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