Driving the C5 Aircross to Cambridge | Robinsons Citroën Peterborough

Driving the C5 Aircross to Cambridge

Citroën Peterborough is situated in the heart of Cambridgeshire, with an impressive amount of cultural tourist spots on our doorstep. With the launch of the new Citroën C5 Aircross, our team set their sights on a luxurious test drive to Cambridge to experience the comfort class on a little longer drive.

The Citroen C5 Aircross
The Citroen C5 Aircross Interior
The Citroen C5 Aircross

We set off for a National Trust Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill, plugging in our smartphone to mirror the navigation onto the 8-inch screen. Anglesey Abbey is around an hour drive, located just above Cambridge, but instead we extend the trip by selecting ‘Avoid Highways’ and take the scenic route, skirting around the historical city of Ely and taking some B roads to truly test the drive. On a bright almost-spring day, it was the panoramic glass sunroof that made the journey extra special.

The Citroën C5 Aircross SUV we drove featured the latest EAT8 automatic with 8 speeds. More fuel efficient than ever, it’s also a joy to use, providing incredibly smooth shifts between gears. The interior ambiance has been carefully curated, this model had the Hype Brown theme – so we had the comfort of Brown Nappa leather. Spring was the perfect time for our trip, as the gardens in Cambridge were starting to bloom, but with the most glorious Winter Garden to be seen in the county – the whole day was a joy.

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge
Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge
Hope Farm Knapwell, Cambridge

On the way back to base in Peterborough, we chose another test for the new C5 Aircross. Opting for the major roads once more, Highway Driver Assist - a big step towards semi-autonomous driving - maintained our selected speed (anything above 19 mph) so all the driver had to do was keep their hands firmly on the steering wheel. True to its name, the system maintained our position in lane by following road markings! Using the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go function we could also stop and move off again to match the movements of the vehicle in front. Truly comfortable and easy driving.