Up Close With Citroen C3 Aircross: Key Details And Facts

What does Citroen’s new C-SUV pack?

The C3 Aircross is Citroen’s second product in the C-Cubed program and is based on the CMP platform. Despite being called a C SUV, the C3 Aircross stays unique in offering the option of three-row seating. This article will give you more details of the 2023 Citroen C3 Aircross SUV…

Citroen C3 Aircross Dimensions

The C3 Aircross SUV looks quite proportionate in its dimensions. It is 4.3 meters in length, 1.7m wide, and has a wheelbase of 2.6 meters. The overall height differs between the 5-seater and 5+2-seater versions. The latter stands taller by 4mm, tipping the scale at 1669mm. This is because of the fact that the 7-seater gets roof-mounted AC vents for the second and third rows.

Length4323 mm
Width1796 mm
Wheelbase2671 mm
Height5 Seater: 1665 mm
5+2 Seater: 1669 mm
Table: Citroen C3 Aircross Dimensions

The new C3 Aircross excels with its boot capacity. It has the best-in-class boot space of 511 liters on the 5+2 seater guise. With all three rows in use, the boot capacity is limited to just 44 liters. However, with the rear seats removed, the boot space shoots up to 511 liters! With the rear row removed and the second row folded down, the number rises to a whopping 839 liters! The upright design of the C pillar and tailgate contribute significantly to ensuring this boot space. The 5-seater version offers a smaller boot capacity of 444 liters.

ConfigurationBoot Space
Citroen C3 Aircross 5 seater444 L
Citroen C3 Aircross 7 seater44L/ 511L
Table: Citroen C3 Aircross boot capacity

The ground clearance of C3 Aircross is brilliant. While most of its rivals get around 190mm of clearance, this SUV has 200mm- something that gives it a proper high-riding SUV stance.

Citroen C3 Aircross Design Highlights

The C3 Aircross has strong design resemblances to the C3 hatchback. At large, it features signature Citroen styling. Many sheet metal panels and surfaces are borrowed from the hatchback. As discussed in our previous article, overall aesthetics and design cues are eye-pleasing. However, there are a few misses- like LED lights to name one…

Seating Options

The C3 Aircross is available in two seating options- 5 seater and 5+2 seater. While the former offers a more comfortable rear row with an integrated armrest, the 5+2 seater comes with removable seats in the third row. These can seat two kids (preferably) comfortably, and be removed if wish be…

citroen c3 aircross 7 seater

Citroen C3 Aircross Interior

The cabin resembles the C3 hatchback at many places. It, however, looks slightly more premium than the hatchback’s, featuring better quality plastics. The steering wheel comes straight from the regular C3, but gets more controls. The seats are all comfortably cushioned, with the driver getting a touch slimmer seat design.

The front-row occupants get enough room. The second row offers decent room on the five-seater. The third row of the 5+2 seater version could be ideal for kids mostly. C3 Aircross 7 seater has roof-mounted air vents for the rear rows. The seat back can be reclined slightly.

The SUV offers decent storage space in the form of cubby holes, door pockets, and a fair-sized globe box- backed by the large boot.


Citroen C3 Aircross Infotainment System

The C3 Aircross comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The screen is fairly responsive and has decent UX. The sound quality from the audio system (4+2 on top-spec) is pretty decent.

A second screen does duty as the instrument cluster and offers great display quality and readability.

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C3 Aircross Specifications

The C3 Aircross SUV has a single powertrain on offer, at launch. It draws its juice from a 1.2L, 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110 hp and 190 Nm. A 6-speed manual remains the only transmission on offer, at launch. An AISIN-sourced automatic gearbox is expected to join later. The current combination is claimed to return up to 18.5 kpl.


Citroen C3 Aircross Price And Variants

Citroen has priced the C3 Aircross from 9.99 lakh ex-showroom. The base-spec price is thus attractive. The fully loaded guise will come to you for 12.76 Lakh, ex-showroom. Below are the variant-wise prices and costs of add-on packs.

C3 Aircross VariantsMSRP INR (Ex S/R New Del)
C3 Aircross You 1.2T 5 STR9,99,000
C3 Aircross Plus 1.2T 5 STR11,34,000
C3 Aircross Max 1.2T 5 STR11,99,000
C3 Aircross Plus 1.2T 5+2 STR11,69,000
C3 Aircross Max 1.2T 5+2 STR12,34,000
Dual Tone (on Plus & Max variants only)     INR 20,000
Vibe Pack (on Plus variant)    INR 25,000
Vibe Pack (on Max variant)    INR 22,000
Citroen C3 Aircross price and variants