Citroen C3 Aircross 2020 – the new compact SUV


A new range of Citroën C3 Aircross products introduced in Citroën in 2019-2020, introduced on June 12, 2020 in Paris as part of a press release. In the review, the new Citroën C3 Aircross – photos and video, the price and specifications, the technical characteristics of the new subcompact crossover, based on the new generation of technology Citroen C3 . Official world premiere of the Citroen C3 Aircross is scheduled for early autumn at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the sale of the new compact crossover Citroën C3 Aircross will start in Europe in October at a price of 17-18 thousand euros.

We want to note immediately that the presentation of the serial Citroen C3 Aircross was expected by fans of the French manufacturer since the spring of 2020, when the forerunner of the novelty Citroen C-Aircross Concept debuted in Geneva . Ready to stand on the conveyor Citroën C3 Aircross externally almost exactly repeats the stylish image of the prototype. The Citroën is a typical representative of the compact SUV class and will compete with such popular models as Renault Captur , Opel Mokka X , Opel Crossland X , Peugeot 2008 and Nissan Juke .

The C3 Aircross is based on the PSA PF1 platform, so the Peugeot 2008 and the Opel Crossland X cross-platform crossover brothers Citroen. That’s just such an original, stylish and distinctive appearance like the Citroën C3 Aircross related models can not boast. A compact crossover with a false radiator grille decorated with a double chevron (the Citroen logo) looks very presentable and, despite the compact overall dimensions of the body, gives the impression of a large car.

  • The external overall dimensions of the Citroen C3 Aircross 2019-2020 are 4150 mm in length, 1760 mm in width, 1640 mm in height, with 2600 mm of wheelbase and 170 mm of ground clearance.

The C3 Aircross crossover is noticeably larger than the Citroen C3 hatchback in all directions: by 160 mm in length, by 10 mm in width, by 170 mm in height, the distance between the axles is more by 60 mm, and the clearance by 20 mm.
The exterior design of the new compact crossover body is bright and modern, but not as brutal as the older brother of the Citroen C5 Aircross . We can say that the C3 Aircross is such an intermediate variant between a hatchback and a full-size crossover, in a word, an ideal modern city car, capable of leaving a hard asphalt road if necessary and moving to the primer, but no more. By default, the drive to the front wheels, and the options offered by the Grip Control and Hill Assist systems are possible and add confidence to the driver, but do not allow off-road storming. So the Citroën C3 Aircross is a crossover light.

Of the special details of the stylish body of the novelty, I would like to note high-located slots filled with LED daytime running lights, headlights and fog lights in a single unit, powerful front and rear bumper, a solid plastic body kit that protects the lower parts of the body and the edges of wheel arches from minor damages , Large 16-17 inch wheels, bright sections of rear LED parking lights.

A wide selection of the main colors of the body of the crossover, the choice of roof color, rear view mirror cases and rails allows you to create as much as 90 !!! Different combinations.

The five-seater saloon of the new crossover Citroen C3 Aircross, according to the manufacturer, is the champion in the class of compact SUVs for a dedicated place for the driver and passengers, as well as for cargo capacities of the luggage compartment.
The useful volume of the trunk varies from 410 to 1289 liters. In this case, thanks to the folded backrest of the front passenger’s seat, it is possible to transport length gauges measuring 2400 mm in a car. Separate seats of the second row move along the interior by 150 mm, and the backrest changes the angle of inclination. If you move the separate rear seats as far forward as possible, the volume of the trunk increases to 520 liters.

The front part of the interior, despite its laconicism and simplicity of registration, is endowed with a mass of modern and functional equipment. There is an easy-to-read dashboard with a neat display of the on-board computer, a convenient multifunctional steering wheel with a rim cut from below, a stiff front panel and a center console, a modern multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen (Android Auto, Apple Car Play, MirrorLink, TomTom navigation) A logical control unit for climate control, comfortable front seats.


For the new C3 Aircross, there are also a number of advanced systems and assistants: a projection screen, Active Safety Brake, Park Assist, a traffic sign and driver status system, a Blind Spot Monitoring System, a Lane Departure Warning System, a wireless smartphone charging platform, A motor start button, a panoramic roof with a hatch, Grip Control and Hill Assist, adaptive headlights of the head light.


Technical characteristics of Citroen C3 Aircross 2019-2020. For a compact French crossover there are three petrol and two diesel engines, 6-speed gearboxes (mechanics and automatic), front-wheel drive.

Petrol versions of Citroen C3 Aircross:

  • 1.2 PureTech (82 hp) with 6 manual transmissions,
  • 1.2 PureTech (110 HP) with 6 manual gearbox and automatic transmission EAT6,
  • 1.2 PureTech (130 HP) with 6 manual transmissions.

Diesel version of the Citroen C3 Aircross:

  • 1.6 BlueHD (100 hp) with 6MKPP,
  • 1.6 BlueHD (120 hp) with 6 MKPP or automatic EAT6.