World News - 2 weeks ago

The New Citroen C3 Aircross

The refreshed Citroën C3 Aircross has been revealed globally, unveiling a more assertive design and enhanced comfort, cementing its reputation as an ideal Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) for urban and leisure activities.

Offering extensive versatility in use with its compact exterior and generous cabin space, it is an ideal vehicle for motorists with active lifestyles looking for more comfort and modularity as well as precise handling and agility for daily use.

The facelifted C3 Aircross SUV has been restyled with an even more distinctive personality, with enhanced status and modernity, together with enhanced cabin comfort and increased versatility.

More Assertive Design

Gaining a more assertive SUV design, the Citroën C3 Aircross features a high-volume body conveying a spacious interior and a road-dominating stance through raised ground clearance and large wheels.

The design is further enhanced with lower-body and wheel-arch protections, front and rear skid plates, and roof bars with full and generous forms.

The entirely redesigned front-end design, inspired by the CXPERIENCE concept car and first introduced on new C3, enhances the model’s personality and status, representing Citroën’s new signature look with an assertive, branded and unique identity.

The new front face immediately attracts the gaze, notably with the new headlamp signature. The chrome-trimmed chevrons have been upgraded and the LED lights provide even more clarity and safety, lending motorists a sense of protection. C3 Aircross also sports a new grille with a brand-new geometric pattern and a new silver-grey skid plate with coloured inserts.

While keeping its originality, its playful attitude has evolved, and the model has been upscaled and gained a more assertive, mature and high-end personality commensurate with expectations in the segment.

Enhanced Customisation

The customisation programme of new Citroën C3 Aircross has been upgraded to satisfy each customer looking for a unique SUV in their image that is both distinctive and distinguished.

Outside, customisation has been upgraded with a total of 70 possible combinations through:

  • 7 body colours, 3 of them new: Khaki Grey, Voltaic Blue and Polar White.
  • 4 Colour Packs, including 2 new colours playing on higher-end textured effects: Anodised Orange and Anodised Dark Blue. The Colour Packs comprise original and sharply designed coloured inserts on the extreme edges of the front skid plate, on the door-mirror shells and on the quarterlight.
  • A choice of 2 roof colours: white or black.

The customisation upgrade continues inside with a range of 4 interior design ambiances – Standard, Urban Blue, Metropolitan Graphite and Hype Grey. Each ambiance has its own identity, to meet the expectations and desires of each customer.

Advanced Comfort Seats

Available with the Urban Blue, Metropolitan Graphite and Hype Grey ambiences, Advanced Comfort seats improve seating comfort through four comfort aspects: visual comfort, welcome comfort, postural comfort and dynamic comfort:

  • Visual comfort comes in the shape of unique padding and distinctive Citroën stitching that gives an immediate visual impression of soft and cosy cushioning.
  • Welcome comfort is provided by an extra 15 mm of foam, noticeable immediately when sitting down, akin to a mattress topper.
  • Postural comfort is characterised by the reinforced support offered by the broad and generously sized seats.
  • Dynamic comfort makes longer trips more comfortable through a combination of a high-density sheet in the centre of the seat and thicker, structured foam.

Spaciousness, Modularity and Versatility

Boasting outstanding spaciousness, with exceptional rear leg and head room for the segment, the new Citroën C3 Aircross offers impressive modularity with a rear bench sliding 150mm in two independent parts. Additionally, it features a flat-folding front passenger seat providing a load length of 2.40m for transporting particularly long objects such as furniture kits and sports equipment in complete peace of mind.

Boot volume can be increased from 410L to 520L with the rear bench in its forward-most position and up to 1,289L with the rear bench folded down.

The Citroën C3 Aircross is also even more functional thanks to a new central console featuring a large storage space at the rear that can be accessed by front- and back-seat passengers and closed with a sliding shutter.

Storage spaces are laid out conveniently for all passengers, including a small tray in front of the front passenger, cup holders built into the folding central backrest on the rear bench, pockets on the back of the front seats, and numerous storage areas at the bottom of the central console.

Convenience and Safety Technologies

The new Citroën C3 Aircross features a new, larger 9″ touchscreen for greater user-friendliness, clarity, and practicality.

To make each journey easier and safer, 12 intuitive driving aids are available on the C3 Aircross. Safety technologies include a colour head-up display to keep useful information in the driver’s line of vision, as well as speed sign recognition, Active Safety Brake and automatic high-/low-beam control.

For added convenience, the C3 Aircross also features keyless entry, Park Assist and Top Rear Vision reversing camera, which displays the environment behind the vehicle on the touchscreen.

Lastly, to underscore its SUV nature and effortlessly address most terrains, the new Citroën C3 Aircross is equipped with Grip Control with Hill Assist Descent. The system enables drivers to adjust front-wheel traction depending on the terrain and maintain speed when descending hills, even on steep inclines.

Vincent Cobée, Chief Executive Officer, Citroën, said: “C3 Aircross still expresses all its modernity and originality with a true SUV attitude, an unmatched roominess and modularity and technologies that make everyday life easier.

“We wanted to capitalise on these strong points and bring it towards greater maturity in the expression of its design and more comfort on board.

“The result is very perceptible! Its face changes radically with a much more angular and assertive front-end, the new seat construction reinforces the well-being experience inside the vehicle.

“The new C3 Aircross ticks all the boxes of an SUV by Citroën and has all the assets to continue its commercial success.”

Citroën Australia is working closely with the factory regarding evaluating the new Citroën C3 Aircross for local introduction.