Citroen and Peugeot both seem to be ditching their MPV venture in favour of SUVs. When they unveiled the C5 Aircross, it’s only a matter of time before they scale it downwards to a more compact model. Enter the Citroen C3 Aircross.
Interestingly, the C3 Aircross’ exterior looks largely the same as its concept, minus the funky airbumps on the side. The wheels look much less radical than that on the concept, but the design is definitely not to everyone’s taste. It’s a Citroen after all.
In terms of dimensions, it measures 4,150 mm long, 1,760 mm wide, 1,640 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm. Despite the small footprint, Citroen says cabin comfort and spaciousness will impress most shoppers of this segment, so much in fact that the C3 Aircross prides itself with class-leading space for five occupants.
The boot is good for 410 litres with rear seats up, but expands to 1,289 litres with the rear bench down. The modular cabin design allows for the rear seats to slide back and forth by up to 150 mm. Inside sits a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the centre dash and the cabin has up to 90 trim combinations and five interior colour schemes.
As always with Citroen, choices of PureTech three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines are available. However, the 1.2-litre PureTech petrol that making 128 hp is mated to a six-speed automatic could be our best bet if it comes to Malaysia. Features like Active City Brake and Lane Departure Warning System are some of the active safety kit available for this C3 Aircross.