Sometimes in life, you just have to hold up your hands and admit it: “I don’t know”. It’s a tough thing to do, of course, especially if, like us, you pride yourself on not only knowing but also writing the chapters and the verses on your specialist subject. Well, sorry, even we have absolutely no clue where the word Aircross came from or exactly what it means; some sort of Olympic sport, perhaps?
The only thing we do know is that when it comes to Citroëns, it means an SUV derivative, and the Citroën C5 Aircross featured here is the brand's largest SUV to date. Being built on the same platform that underpins the Peugeot 5008, our favourite large SUV, gives it a pretty good footing, and, being a Citroën, some of its design cues are as quirky as a Smurfette’s boudoir.
Quirky can be good when you want to stand out from the crowd, but is the C5 Aircross any good to drive, and should you be investing your hard-earned in one over its competitors? And let’s face it, SUVs are like breeding rabbits, so there are multiple to choose from, including the 5008, Skoda Kodiaq, Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.