The new Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV will be officially on sale in the UK from 1 November 2017. Pricing starts at £13,995, with diesel models available from £17,220. The C3 Aircross marks the beginning of Citroën’s SUV offensive in Europe and enters the increasingly popular B-SUV segment.
Citroën says the new generation SUV has been influenced by its Advanced Comfort programme and has the latest in Grip Control technology with Hill Descent Assist and delivers continuous connectivity with the range debut of Wireless Smartphone Charging. There are 85 personalisation combinations.
Technology is a core theme in the C3 Aircross with 12 different technologies including voice controlled 3D navigation, keyless entry and start, a reversing camera, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring. The new C3 Aircross also offers a modular boot space with a volume of up to 520-litres.
Available in three trim levels Touch, Feel and Flair, the new C3 Aircross is enhanced by efficient, high-performance PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines, as well as the latest generation EAT6 fully automatic gearbox.
The new C3 Aircross has raised ground clearance, an elevated driving position, front and rear skid plates, large wheels and wheel arch extensions. The body styling is underscored by strong graphic features such as touches of colour on the roof bars, and the ‘Venetian Blind’ rear quarter-lights.
There are a number of personalisation options. The exterior bi-tone roof, standard on the Flair trim level and available in three colours can be complimented by one of the four exterior colour pack options, giving a total of 85 combinations. The new C3 Aircross also features the instantly recognisable coloured light surrounds, door mirrors, wheel centre caps, rear quarter window and roof bars.
The Citroën Advanced Comfort programme has influenced the creation of the C3 Aircross SUV with features designed to emphasise a feeling of reassurance, comfort and calm.
The continuous 360o glazed area and opening panoramic sunroof fill the cabin with light meaning greater visibility for both the driver and passengers.
There’s a choice of five different interior ambiences comprising of special seat upholstery, a range of dashboard textures, door panel designs, and touches of colour on the central console surround, steering wheel, air vents and seat backs.
The new C3 Aircross boasts a split sliding and folding rear bench, 60/40 split-folding and adjustable seat backs. The boot space of 410-litres can be further extended up to 520-litres with the sliding rear bench option available on the Flair trim level.
The Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV introduces new technologies to the range including Grip Control with Hill Descent Assist. The enhanced traction system provides control and safety on steep inclines reducing the risk of slipping or acceleration as the vehicle descends in forward or reverse gear.
Citroën’s new SUV has up to 12 driving aids to further improve the driving experience, equipped with intuitive technology for safety and peace of mind. Features include the Colour Head-up Display, Speed Sign Recognition and Recommendation, Active Safety Brake, Intelligent Beam Headlights, Park Assist, Top Rear Vision Reversing Camera, Keyless Entry and Start as well as Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Monitoring Systems.
The new C3 Aircross promises continuous connectivity and infotainment via a 7-inch touchscreen which groups together the key vehicle functions such as air conditioning, radio, telephone and Sat Nav.
The C3 Aircross is the first Citroën model to be equipped with a Wireless Smartphone Charging function where motorists can simply place a latest-generation smartphone on the charging area of the central console and the battery will continuously charge while the engine is on.
Other features include voice controlled 3D navigation via Citroën Connect Nav, Citroën Connect Box and also mirror screen function which is now available in Android Auto as well as MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay. To benefit from personalised information and support, customers can download the MyCitroën app for up-to-date data and reminders.
PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines as well as the latest generation EAT6 fully automatic gearbox are available as part of the range.
Model range and pricing
|TRIM||ENGINE||CO2 (g/km)||MRRP OTR|
|Touch||PureTech 82 manual||116||£13,995.00|
|Feel||PureTech 82 manual||116||£15,100.00|
|PureTech 110 S&S manual||115||£16,200.00|
|PureTech 110 S&S EAT6||126||£17,400.00|
|PureTech 130 S&S manual||119||£16,600.00|
|BlueHDi 100 manual||104||£17,220.00|
|BlueHDi 120 S&S manual||107||£17,920.00|
|Flair||PureTech 82 manual||116||£16,900.00|
|PureTech 110 S&S manual||115||£18,000.00|
|PureTech 110 S&S EAT6||126||£19,200.00|
|PureTech 130 S&S manual||119||£18,400.00|
|BlueHDi 100 manual||104||£19,020.00|
|BlueHDi 120 S&S manual||107||£19,720.00|