Volkswagen announced the new ID.5 here this week, and Citroen revealed the details of the C5 Aircross.

ID.5, the latest EV from Volkswagen, has much in common with the popular ID.4.

But from behind the central pillar, it’s different because it has a sharply sloping roofline that looks like an SUV and coupe. I like the way the spoiler is built into the tailgate, but there is no rear wiper.

However, under the frame, the same technology (77kWh battery) is installed.

There are three power options, including an all-wheel drive powerhouse GTX (299hp).

The sloping roof makes it not easy to get behind like ID.4, but there’s plenty of space inside.

The main rivals are Skoda Enyak Coupe, Toyota bZ4X and Nissan Ariya.

Standard specifications include LEDs with matrix headlights. 19-inch wheels are standard, with 20-inch and 21-inch options (GTX has 20-inch wheels) and unique badges.

There is a very ID inside as we got to know it. Simple layout and clean lines.

Of the cars launched on Monday, the ID.5 Tech version is priced at € 69,185 and the GTX all-wheel drive is priced at € 78,410.

In front of the driver is a small digital display with important information. But anyway, the drive selector on the right side of the display still makes me think twice when choosing a drive, reverse, etc., rather than its biggest selling point.

And there is too much control on the steering wheel.

One of the big advantages is that the latest operating software comes with the new ID.5. This is the future of EV. There will be a lot of updates wirelessly or when new models arrive.

There is ample storage space around the cabin with a configurable central console.

Meanwhile, Citroën revealed details of the improved C5 Aircross SUV.

The front and rear have been significantly redesigned, and the front grille and air intake have been redesigned.

The driver assistance system features a new 10-inch infotainment interface and a redesigned 12.3-inch digital display.

Available in petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions, the new car is scheduled for next month in time for the 222 registration period.

There are three trim levels: Feel Pack, Flare, and Range Topping C Series Special Edition. Prices start at € 38,990.

I don’t do off-road often, but the minimum ground clearance is 230mm, which is good. One notable area is the color of the car you might buy. There are six options, but what’s really interesting is the new Eclipse Blue option, which changes the tint based on the external exposure.

In addition to a customizable 12.3-inch digital display, there is a newly designed 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system (standard from the second trim level).

This car features a branded progressive hydraulic cushion suspension that is excellent at absorbing poor surfaces.

Important to the family, Citroën states that the C5 Aircross is the only SUV in its class, with three separate sliding, reclining, and retractable backseats.

And there’s plenty of trunk space: 580 liters to 720 liters for the petrol and diesel version, and 460 liters to 600 liters for the hybrid version.

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