CITROËN REINFORCES ITS INTERNATIONAL SUV OFFENSIVE
Citroën is stepping up its international offensive in the SUV segment with the New C3 Aircross – a Compact SUV with an assertive personality.
Its unique body styling and its generous form lends it a powerful and fresh attitude
Inspired by customers’ expectations, this “people-minded “ SUV features unrivalled spaciousness and modular design.
As ambassador of the “Citroën Advanced Comfort®” programme, the C3 Aircross brings total well-being on board and an extraordinary at-the-wheel experience. Equally at ease in the city and out on the open road.
The New Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV poised to conquer a segment. The Brand’s SUVs are people-minded and inspired by customers. Their design is informed by the motoring experience of customers and their desire for optimism and sharing. To the protective character of the exterior styling, these new SUVs add the appeal of a different and energetic personality, standing as a new benchmark on comfort, use and on-board living. They illustrate all the Brand’s expertise in design, cabin space and well-being.
Inspired by the C-Aircross concept car presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 and featuring classic Citroën design cues, the New C3 Aircross brings a breath of fresh air to the compact SUV segment. Outside, it stands out with its unique body styling which gives it an assertive personality.
Inside, it innovates through its comfort as part of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme for enhanced spaciousness, modular design and brightness. Firmly contemporary, the New C3 Aircross is eminently connected and equipped with a range of technologies that make life easier in the city and on the road. In short, Citroën’s new SUV invites fans of style, well-being and adventure to live a whole new experience. The new Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV stands apart in the SUV segment:
AN SUV WITH AN ASSERTIVE PERSONALITY
The New Citroën C3 Aircross is a compact 4.15-m long SUV distinguished by its powerful, original and fresh attitude. It boasts unique body styling fully representative of new Citroën models and all the attributes of a robust and protective SUV, including raised ground clearance, a high-set driving position, front and rear skid plates, large wheels and wing extenders.
The body styling with its generous forms is underscored by strong graphic features such as touches of colour on the roof bars and “Venetian blind” rear quarterlights.
The cabin, with its horizontal design approach, clearly conveys spaciousness and protection.
The C3 Aircross is also very much an SUV in terms of driving pleasure and handling. Nimble in the city owing to its compact body and ready for adventure. The C3 Aircross is available in a 1.2 PureTech 81kW engine.
THE MOST SPACIOUS AND MODULAR SUV IN THE COMPACT SEGMENT
The Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, focused on mental and physical well-being, informs the practical and generous personality of the compact SUV. Through its ingenious architecture, the New C3 Aircross is a compact SUV that makes everyday life easier with absolutely no compromises on comfort or functionality.
The cabin is home to broad and comfortable seats and offers class-leading spaciousness (best ceiling height, generous leg room), unrivalled modularity (sliding bench in two independent parts, and exceptional boot volume (410 litres and up to 520 litres (on the shine model).
Travelling well-being is also conferred by a light-bathed cabin.
Fully in step with its times, the C3 Aircross features ingenious storage spaces.
It is available with a complete range of driver assistance systems which include Driver Attention Alert, Rear Parking sensors and Hill Start Assist.
- – AN SUV WITH AN ASSERTIVE AND CUSTOMISABLE PERSONALITY
The New Citroën C3 Aircross is a compact SUV distinguished by its powerful, original and fresh attitude. The body styling is fully consistent with the Brand’s latest creations and possesses all the attributes of a robust and protective SUV.
UNIQUE SUV BODY STYLING
The New Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV was created through the inspiration of the design teams headed by Alexandre Malval, Styling Director at Citroën. From the very first gaze, the C3 Aircross appeals with its unique body styling, freshness and protective appearance. Its compact and high-set dimensions (4.15 m long, 1.76 m wide and 1.64 m tall) are well proportioned and showcase the car’s flowing and dynamic design lines. Citroën’s attractive compact SUV dominates the road.
The design of the New C3 Aircross is unique to the segment with its muscular bonnet, both short and high-set. It conveys a sense of robustness and underscores the front and rear light signatures while remaining free of aggression through its horizontal balance and generous forms. Standing firm on its large-diameter wheels, the C3 Aircross has a ground clearance some 20 mm higher than the New C3, whose platform it shares.
The new model’s wing extenders and protective skid plates also contribute to the dynamic and protective SUV styling. These visual features reinforce the car’s adventuresome aspect and express its singular personality.
At the front, the New C3 Aircross sports Citroën’s classic graphic signature with two-tier lights. The headlamps strengthen the expression of the front end and confirm kinship with the Brand’s latest models. The upper part consists of LED daytime running lights connected to the chevrons via a double chrome strip, serving to express the entire width of the car.
The lower part is home to the main light unit. Comprising square-yet-rounded lamps enlivened by a colour surround, this area also houses the fog lamps. A large air intake in the centre strikes a powerful note. At the lower part of the front end, a protective skid plate underscores the whole and confirms the SUV nature of the C3 Aircross.
At the rear, the powerful shoulders of the C3 Aircross emphasise its width and muscular character. The 3D-effect rear lights spell out the family connection with the new C3 and the C-Aircross concept car.
The sophisticated light units are complemented by Gloss Black inserts in the tailgate featuring the two-tone C3 Aircross badge and Gloss Black chevrons. This bold combination broadens the two light units and underlines the sense of width while firmly denoting the car’s high-tech nature. The imposing rear bumper topped by a protective skid plate echoes the front end and once again affirms the car’s robustness and SUV spirit.
A true SUV, the New C3 Aircross features wing extenders on the wheel arches and body-tinted sill panels. The car’s profile thoroughly conveys its SUV personality. The sides of the new model are characterised by horizontal balance and a promise of interior volume and marked by innovative components such as the stylish quarterlights, constituting a unique signature.
Previewed by the C-Aircross concept car, the rear quarterlights, made out of polycarbonate and layered with a coloured film, create a strong graphic contrast on the C pillar. With their “Venetian blind” effect, they add a unique character trait and also serve to conceal the inside of the car, but without keeping the light out or reducing visibility.
There are three colour options and one colour pack
- Platinum Grey
- Soft Sand with
- Spicy Orange Pack on all three vehicles
The C3 Aircross is fitted with 16” alloy wheels with the option of stylish 17-inch diamond-effect aluminium wheels on the Shine model.
The interior design of the C3 Aircross is inspired by a number of worlds including those of furniture and fashion. The emphasis is on pure lines, protective forms, meticulous finishes.
The interior is home to harmonious work on colours and materials. The door panel designs, touches of colour on the steering wheel and air vents, and the seat upholstery create a singular, lounge-like atmosphere.
The Urban Red design scheme expresses vitality and boosts the technological character of the SUV. It comprises a play of contrasts between dark colours and touches of red colour on the overstitching of the seats in Dark Grey Quartz cloth and the air vent surrounds.
AN SUV DRIVING EXPERIENCE
The C3 Aircross is also very much an SUV in terms of driving pleasure and handling dominating the road with its raised ground clearance and large wheels.
Able to venture out of the city the C3 Aircross is ideal both for fans of urban adventure and shopping excursions and fans of sports, leisure and outdoor activities.
The technology and adventurous nature of the new model are underlined by a frugal and efficient latest-generation engine.
An ideal life partner for day-to-day urban drives or week-end getaways and travels to far-flung destinations, the C3 Aircross is available with PureTech 3-cylinder engine equipped with the latest technologies for heightened responsiveness and controlled fuel consumption and emissions.
Petrol: The New Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV is available with a 1.2 PureTech 81kW engine which is coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox for maximum driving pleasure and comfort.
02 THE MOST SPACIOUS AND MODULAR SUV IN THE COMPACT SEGMENT
Present at each design stage, the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme underlines the meticulous attention paid to the well-being of body and mind and underscores the practical and generous character of this people-minded compact SUV. Designed as a true space for living, the C3 Aircross is warm and convivial. With its ingenious architecture, it combines compact design outside with outstanding roominess inside. An easy car to live with day in and day out. The New C3 Aircross scores high on user friendliness through its intuitive technologies.
The New C3 Aircross is fully focused on travelling comfort, in which the perception of space and the sense of well-being play a key role. These sensations, felt instantly on entering the vehicle, are created by the horizontal design of the dashboard, freeing up space, and by the welcoming and comfortable seats.
Spacious and extensively modular, the New Citroën C3 Aircross delivers a unique proposal in the segment with a singular interior home to class-leading spaciousness. Informed by the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, the C3 Aircross innovates through its design, providing exceptional cabin space, modularity and boot volume.
Spaciousness: The high-set architecture of the C3 Aircross makes it the most spacious interior in the segment and provides outstanding comfort, with five seats and generous leg and head room. The C3 Aircross is the segment leader in terms of front and rear head room with the best ceiling height. Each passenger is at ease in the front and rear alike. Rear knee room is also remarkable, thanks to a wheelbase of 2.60 m.
Modular design: The C3 Aircross has the most advanced modular design in its category with a 60/40 split-folding rear bench with folding seat backs and seats in two independent parts sliding through 150 mm. (on the Shine model) These adjustments are extremely simple.
Boot volume: limits on passenger luggage are a thing of the past since the C3 Aircross has the largest boot in the segment, access to which is facilitated by a broad rear window, large-opening tailgate and low loading sill.
The boot’s standard volume of 410 litres can be increased to 520 litres (on the Shine model) with the rear bench slid forward. Total load volume with the rear seats folded down is an impressive 1,289 litres. Strong on everyday practicality, the C3 Aircross also features a removable luggage shelf that can be stored in vertical position behind the rear bench for transporting tall objects. In a further ingenious touch, the dual-height mobile boot floor provides a flat floor with the rear seatbacks folded down.
INGENIOUS STORAGE SPACES
Another essential component in travelling comfort is storage space. The eminently functional C3 Aircross benefits from a range of storage compartments. Ingenious and use-specific, they respond to a broad range of needs.
The front passenger and driver door bins have room enough for a 1.5-litre bottle. The “penholder” space on the passenger side of the dashboard can accommodate slim objects such as keys, pens and coins.
CLASSIC CITROËN COMFORT
Faithful to the Brand’s DNA and the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, the New C3 Aircross benefits from all of Citroën’s know-how and provides drivers and passengers with peerless travelling comfort. The aim is to make each journey in the C3 Aircross more pleasant and convivial by filtering out all outside disturbances, cocoon-like. The standard-setting comfort on board the C3 Aircross is demonstrated in:
– seat comfort, with broad and generous bases
– suspension comfort, with classic Citroën settings for all driving conditions
– sound comfort, with meticulous soundproofing and acoustics
TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER
TWO USEFUL DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
Informed by the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, the New Citroën C3 Aircross was also designed for seamless use. To that end, it is equipped with intuitive technologies for peace of mind and safety at the wheel thanks to a complete range of technologies serving to make each trip easier and safer:
Keyless entry and start: a hands-free access and start system that allows the driver to open and start the vehicle without getting the key out. (on the Shine model).
Lane Departure Warning System: to fight against drowsiness at the wheel or a simple moment of inattention at over 60 km/h. The system detects any accidental crossing of road markings (continuous or dotted) with the indicator not activated and warns the driver with a sound signal and message on the instrument cluster.
CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGIES FOR A CONTINUITY BETWEEN THE CUSTOMER’S DIGITAL WORLD AND THEIR CAR
For a more seamless driving experience and ever more intuitive functionalities, the New Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV sets great store in non-stop connectivity and on infotainment, expressed here by a 7-inch touchscreen, which is considered as the control centre of the vehicle (home to the air conditioning, radio, telephony and satnav controls). – (on the Shine model).
To make your car an extension of yourself and stay connected, the C3 Aircross features the Mirror Screen function, with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and MirrorLink®. (on the Shine model)
Drivers enjoy the multimedia content and apps of their smartphones in complete safety by replicating and controlling them via the 7-inch touchscreen (Available on the Shine Model).
Apps shown and available are smartphone operating systems and region dependant
NEW CITROËN C3 AIRCROSS COMPACT SUV
Length: 4.15 m
Width: 1.76 m
Height: 1.64 m
Wheelbase: 2.60 m
Boot capacity: 410 to 520 litres (on the Shine Model)
1. 5 – Year / 100 000 km:
Warranty & Service plan across the range
2. Peace of Mind:
Courtesy Car, Citroën Parts Basket, Complimentary Vehicle health check. Microdot – Quick and easy Identification in the event of theft
Microdot, dedicated Apps connected to the car and Safety Film and Tracking solutions (optional)
4. 360º Service
A Customer experience with a 24-Hour Customer CareCentre, Licence Renewal reminder; Roadside Assistance, Service plan and warranty expiry notification