Citroen’s fourth product for India
Citroen has unveiled the C3 Aircross, its latest and fourth offering in India, following the eC3, C3 hatchback, and C5 Aircross SUV. Citroen C3 Aircross SUV is scheduled to hit the Indian market in the latter half of 2023.
Citroen C3 Aircross SUV is underpinned by the CMP platform and is the second product in the India-centric C-Cubed programme. Although it shares its name and powertrain with the C3 hatchback, the Aircross is bigger in size, with an extended length and wheelbase. As a result, it will compete in the midsize SUV market segment.
Although Citroen has not released many details about the C3 Aircross SUV, it has been confirmed that the vehicle will be approximately 4.3 meters long, placing it on par with the popular Creta. The SUV’s design is inspired by the styling cues of the Citroen family, with a clear resemblance to the C3 hatchback. However, the Aircross is much larger than the hatchback, boasting a significantly larger footprint.
The two-layer, stylish front grille has the fair-sized Citroen logo neatly integrated into it. The signature Y-shaped daytime running lamps are also present, with the headlamps located directly below them. Although the Aircross is equipped with halogen headlamps even in the fully-loaded version, it still stands out with its tall front bumper, which includes a dedicated air intake vent and round fog lamp enclosures. Additionally, the brushed aluminium chin of the vehicle is quite prominent.
The C3 Aircross has a wheelbase of 2671mm and ground clearance of 200mm, both greater than its possible rival, the Hyundai Creta. The 17-inch alloy wheels give the C3 Aircross a proper SUV stance.
C3 Aircross will come with 2 different seating options – a standard 5-seat format and a 3-row 5+2 seating format. The 5 seater variant will offer a boot capacity of over 444 L and 511 L for the 7 seater option( with 3rd row folded ).
The C3 Aircross retains the dashboard of the hatchback, only with slight additions of colours and detailing. The 10-inch infotainment touchscreen remains the centre of attraction inside the cabin.
Citroen C3 Aircross Specifications
The new Citroen SUV will come with only one engine option, the 1.2L turbo petrol variant pushing out 110hp and 190 Nm. A 6-speed manual transmission is confirmed and an automatic transmission is also expected upon launch.
C3 Aircross Rivals
Citroen C3 Aircross will rival the likes of Creta, Seltos, Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder,VW Taigun and Kushaq in India.
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