The Citroen range is replenished with a new subcompact crossover Citroen C3 Aircross 2019-2020. Presentation of the novelty took place on June 12 in Paris, but it is planned and a more extensive show at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the fall. Immediately after this premiere Citroën C3 Aircross 2nd generation will appear in the salons of European dealers, where the SUV can be purchased at a price of 17 thousand euros. To compete the car it is necessary with Renault Captur, Nissan Juke , Peugeot 2008 and Opel Crossland X. With the last two models, the new Citroen C3 Aircross is closely related, due to the use of the same PSA PF1 platform. In addition, with Crossland, the French novelty will combine the place of production – the plant in the Spanish city of Zaragoza.
In the Russian office Citroën announced plans to bring the mini-crossover to our market, however, the appearance of the car in dealerships should wait no sooner than 2019. And in the rivals here, Aircross will have very serious characters, which only costs one Hyundai Creta with 4203 cars sold in May 2019. The trump of the French compact in the struggle for the buyer can be a bright and unconventional appearance, which is sure to please some of the young audience. In our review, let’s talk about the features of the Citroën C3 Aircross in 2019-2020 model year, along the way, presenting photos, complete sets and prices, technical characteristics of the SUV.
What is interesting in appearance?
The new crossover Citroen by and large is an upbeat version of the hatchback C3 third generation, debuting in the summer of 2019. From an ordinary five-door, the all-terrain Aircross is distinguished by a 20 mm increase in ground clearance (170 against 150 mm). The increase was largely due to the installation of larger wheels measuring 16-17 inches. If we talk about the overall dimensions of the body, they are as follows: length – 4150 mm, width – 1760 mm, height – 1640 mm. The wheelbase of the car stretched to 2600 mm.
A precursor to the new Citroën model was the C-Aircross concept, which appeared to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019. The serial version of the SUV was externally as close as possible to the prototype, developed, in turn, with an eye on Citroen C4 Picasso and Citroen Cactus. Despite the adherence to the common for all Citroen stylistics and a lot of borrowing, the new C3 Aircross looks fresh, charismatic and fervent. From the front, we have already noticed the two-level optics that has already become familiar, but no less attractive. The upper part is formed by narrow strips of DXO LEDs, connected by a double chrome strip with a characteristic chevron in the center. Slightly lower registered with the main fog lamps combined with the fog lamps, made in the form of rectangular blocks with rounded corners. The central air intake also has a similar shape.
Photos of Citroen C3 Aircross model 2019-2020
At the stern are outlined their spectacular three-dimensional graphics parking lights. A powerful rear bumper is completely “sewn” in plastic, resistant to the impact of flying out from under the wheels of stones. In general, the crossover is equipped with an impressive protective kit, in addition to bumpers covering the wings and thresholds. He also gives the car a more masculine and brutal appearance, thereby being part of the external entourage. Another “counter” of the Citroen C3 Aircross exterior is the transparent rear roof racks, decorated with original horizontal shading of a certain color.
Buyers of the car park will be able to give vent to the fantasy, using the wide possibilities of individualizing the design. The developers offer eight basic body colors, four roof color options and four optional color packs for rails and mirror housings. Total about 90 different combinations of outdoor decoration.
Interior decoration and equipment
Great variability is provided for in the interior design. You can choose between five design schemes: standard, Metropolitan Gray, Urban Red, Hype Mistral and Hype Colorado. For each performance, their materials and color combinations, influencing the mood and atmosphere in the salon, are selected.
Traditionally, the manufacturer claims almost the record size of the interior space reserved for passengers and luggage. The cargo compartment, meanwhile, really pleases with spaciousness, taking from 410 to 1289 liters. The rear seats, divided in a proportion of 40/60, are able to move along the cabin individually or together, incrementally increasing the volume of the trunk. Moving the entire row to the full stop forward (forward-reverse stroke is 150 mm), up to 520 liters of load can be loaded into the luggage compartment.
Despite the modest dimensions, the SUV is ready to place a lot of electronics on board. In the list of available equipment, a multimedia system with a 7-inch touch screen (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink interfaces, 3D navigation with voice recognition), panoramic sunroof, background LED lighting, keyless access, a projection screen, a rear-view camera with a review of 180 degrees, wireless charging of smartphones.
Variant of salon transformation
For active security Citroen C3 Aircross in the new body meet about 12 systems, including parking assist, automatic braking, tracking the number of movements, control of blind areas, recognition of speed limiters, intelligent control of headlight, monitoring the degree of driver fatigue.
Citroën C3 Aircross Technical Specification 2019-2020
The range of Aircross engines includes 6 powertrains: three petrol turbojets 1.2 Puretech with a payback of 82, 110 or 130 hp. and three 1.6 BlueHDi diesel engines with a capacity of 90, 100 and 120 hp. The automatic EAT6 box is only for the 110-horsepower Puretech, the other engines are combined only with a 6-speed “mechanics”.
The PF1 “trolley” does not provide a full drive, so that all C3 Aircross modifications will be produced in a front-wheel drive configuration. Improve the off-road ability of the crossover designed Grip Control traction system, which offers five driving modes: Standard, Sand, All-Road, Snow and ESP OFF. Descend from the slope will help the included Hill Assist Descent system, which supports a speed of 3 km / h.