French-origin car brand ‘Citroen’ launches a new car every year, and this year Citroen is going to launch its C3 Aircross. It’s a challenging task to sell a mid-size range SUV car in India. However, Citroen is new in India’s automotive market and trying to boom in the Indian market with its brand new Car launch C3 Aircross with all new features, look, comfortable seating, and other aspects.
The all-new C3 Aircross will come in a stunning look with its signature. It has the commanding SUV appearance that purchasers want thanks to the muscular style, prominent nose, flat bonnet, and elements like faux skid plates, roof rails, and wheel arch cladding. All four color options are also available with a dual-tone exterior treatment, and it rides on 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. While about the size, the C3 Aircross lies somewhere between middle-size SUVs like Kia Seltos and offers three-rows like the Kia Carens. The 2,671mm wheelbase makes C3 Aircross, which is longer than other brands of SUVs, which makes Citroen different from other brands. Moreover, Citroen’s C3 Aircross has a more spacious cabin than other Cars.
However, the measurement of Citroen is as follows: 4,323 mm in length, 1,796 mm in width (without mirrors), and 1,669 mm in height (5+2-seater). Along with this, it has a wider front track of 1,550 mm compared to the 1,540 mm of the rear. Moreover, buyers can get four monotones for their C3 Aircross – Cosmo Blue (similar to the C5 Aircross’s Eclipse Blue), Platinum Grey, Steel Grey, and Polar White. There are six dual-tone options on offer with three roof color options – Platinum Grey (Polar White Body), Cosmo Blue (Polar White and Steel Grey Body), and Polar White (Cosmo Blue, Platinum Grey, and Steel Grey Body). There are two interior trims also on offer, depending on the variant and body color the buyer will choose. More details regarding the color and options will be released by Citroen by the time of its launch.
Citroen’s build quality was built on a similar platform to the C3, and the build quality also looked identical to C3. The doors of the car won’t feel weighty, but they have sufficient weight to them. This same goes on the C3 Aircross bonnet and tailgate too. Overall, C3 Aircross looks solid and has satisfactory build quality. There are a few regions where the company can improve fit and finish. The quality of the plastic used in the interior is not much good, especially in the lower half of the dashboard.
In words of safety, the made-in-India Citroen C3 Aircross has yet to be crash tested. Meanwhile, regarding safety features, the C3 Aircross gets the uncovered minimum with twin airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, hill-hold assist, tire pressure monitoring system (indirect), reverse parking sensors, and a rear-view camera. It also excludes the side and curtain airbag, ISOFIX child seat anchors, emergency stop signal, auto-dimming IRVM, auto headlamps, and a 360-degree camera.
In words of maintenance and warranty, Citroen is working in India towards providing the best Service stations to its customers. However, their plans regarding car care look appropriate on the papers, such as virtual remote identification, periodic service, and maintenance with pickup and drop facilities. The buyer will get the original spare part within 24 hours. Meanwhile, the car will have a standard warranty of 2 years or 40,000 km. The extended warranty will come with an offer that depends on the dealer or store offerings.
Pros and Cons of C3 Aircross
|Large side crossover with jazzy yet loveable design.||Low on features|
|Offer 5+2 seating features.||No automatic transmissions|
|Spacious Cabin||Low quality interior material|
|1.2L turbo-petrol engine||No hybrid and diesel engine|
Citroen C3 Aircross specifications
- Engine 1,199cc, 3-cyl, turbocharged petrol
- Power 110bhp@5,500rpm
- Torque 190Nm@1,750rpm
- Gearbox 6-speed MT
- Fuel efficiency (claimed) 18.5kmpl
- LxWxH 4,323×1,796×1,665(5S)/1,669(7S)mm
- Wheelbase 2,671mm
- Boot space 444 liters(5S)/511 liters(7S w/o 3rd row)
- Fuel tank capacity 45 liters
- Tyre size 215/60 R17 alloy (spare – 205/65 R16 steel)
- Turning circle radius 5.4m
- Brakes Ventilated disc(F)/Drum(R)
- Kerb weight 1,230kg(5S)/1,275kg(7S)
Citroen C3 Aircross price
- Estimated price (ex-showroom) Rs 12-15 lakh
- Bookings open September 2023
Deliveries start October 2023