Recently Tristan Young from ‘Company Car Today’ magazine summed up the last six months spent living with his C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid.
With Zoom meetings at home replacing face-to-face meetings around the UK, running a plug-in hybrid during lockdown turned out to be a good option, with the 34 mile (WLTP test cycle) full electric range sufficient for Tristan’s ‘new normal’ everyday use.
Here’s an excerpt from Tristan’s review:
"But for the situation, a plug-hybrid was just about ideal. With the vast majority of my journeys short and local it meant most were driven on electricity rather than using the petrol engine. While the overall average petrol consumption was 57mpg using brim-to-brim sums, this didn’t include the final tank which was reading 235mpg when the car departed. And like all PHEVs the tax situation was also significantly better than the diesel equivalent."
When the PureTech 180 petrol engine was called into action on longer journeys, the car didn’t disappoint either:
“On the couple of longer motorway trips we experienced the C5 Aircross was ideal. Zero back ache and no numb bum. The boot was huge…”