French automaker Citroën is thinking of expanding its Indian product portfolio by introducing a new three-row SUV which will be designed and developed specifically keeping in mind countries like Brazil and India. As per some reports the new Citroën seven-seater SUV will probably be based on the C3 hatchback (codename CC24) while the final production version is likely going to be named as the Citroen C3 Aircross. The vehicle has been spotted several times and hence some features have been known.
However, the design elements are going to be similar to that of its so called younger brother model. The new Citroën seven-passenger SUV will come with a slightly different front grille, bumper as well as Fog light. It’s important to know that the prototype is missing from C3. The wheels will be of 17-inch. We expect that the final version will be available with 16-inch wheels and alloy wheels exclusively on the top-of-the-line variant.
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The Citroen C3 Aircross will without a doubt be longer than its hatchback brethren, which is clearly noticeable from the spy images. It is not likely that the wheelbase changes, but may accommodate an additional row of seats. Both exterior and the cabin are just like that of the Citroen C3. The new mobel will have a 10-inch stand-alone touchscreen infotainment system and it can support wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Some features which are known are that it will have a digital instrument cluster, tilt-adjustable steering, cluster-mounted flat-floor steering, four speakers, speed-sensing automatic door locks, door open warning and roof rails.
The engine will be same 1.2L 3-cylinder turbo petrol and 1.2L 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol units. The difference is that the old makes 110bhp with 190Nm, while this one makes 82bhp with 115Nm.
The upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross will go on sale in India as the end of 2023 approaches. Here we face off against the Renault Triber.