The second technology of the C3 Aircross will develop in measurement and supply a alternative between gentle hybrid and absolutely electrical powertrains
We’ve up to date this story with new and extra correct renderings together with the freshest intel on the sub-compact crossover. (12/1)
The small SUV market in Europe is prospering, and automakers are striving to cater to their prospects’ various necessities. Citroen’s upcoming C3 Aircross goals to tackle the bigger finish of the phase by way of measurement and practicality, that includes a three-row, 7-seater configuration. Regardless of this, the worth is anticipated to be fairly reasonably priced, making a budget-friendly household SUV with choices for gentle hybrid and absolutely electrical powertrains.
Final month, the 2024 Citroen C3 Aircross made an unexpected cameo in an official teaser in the course of the unveiling of the brand-new e-C3 electrical supermini. Using the hints from the teaser, our artists have crafted new renderings of this B-segment or sub-compact SUV, complemented by probably the most up-to-date particulars on its specs and options.
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The official teasers of the 2024 Citroen C3 Aircross
The C3 Aircross is anticipated to look much like the “New C3 Aircross” that was unveiled in Could 2023 for rising markets like India, Southeast Asia, and South America. Nonetheless, regardless of the frequent parts, the European-spec model will stand out with a extra modern exterior design, a chassis setup tailor-made to the area, and an array of superior security and know-how options.
As indicated by the teasers and the speculative renderings, the C3 Aircross attracts inspiration from the 2022 Citroen Oli concept, presenting a beefier rendition of the e-C3 supermini. Notable design options embody Citroen’s recent oval-shaped double-chevron badge, a distinguished entrance fascia devoid of a standard grille, modern LED headlights, and substantial cladding resembling outsized skid plates encircling the bumper intakes.
Our renderings of the EU-spec C3 Aircross (above) in comparison with the New C3 Aircross (under) for rising markets.
The facet profile and greenhouse are anticipated to be an identical to these of the New C3 Aircross, with the purpose of decreasing manufacturing and growth prices. Consequently, the brand new technology is more likely to develop in measurement, probably aligning with the 4.32 meters (170.1 inches) size of its South American counterpart, which surpasses its predecessor’s size by 170 mm (6.7 inches). Moreover, distinctive futuristic aerodynamic wheels and revamped LED taillights will serve to tell apart the 2 fashions, rendering the C3 Aircross extra in keeping with European preferences.
Spacious 7-Seater Inside Closing Down On Compact SUVs
The roomy and sensible inside is poised to be a key promoting characteristic of the 2024 Citroen C3 Aircross. Regardless of belonging to the sub-compact SUV (B-SUV) class, Citroen has affirmed that the mannequin will supply a spacious three-row, 7-seater configuration. It’s value noting that the one different choice on this worth vary with the same variety of seats is the Dacia Jogger.
The bigger footprint in comparison with the outgoing mannequin will translate to more room for passengers and their baggage, bringing the C3 Aircross nearer to the bigger C5 Aircross. Citroen’s popularity for emphasizing consolation over sportiness means that the sub-compact SUV will seemingly get the plushy Superior Consolation seats and a brand-specific suspension setup giving it a pillow-y trip.
Inside pictures of the Citroen New C3 Aircross and the EU-spec e-C3 supermini
Regardless of its value-focused positioning, the mannequin is anticipated to supply a spread of latest know-how options. The dashboard is more likely to incorporate the brand new Citroen Head Up Show, compensating for the absence of a standard instrument cluster. Moreover, we anticipate the inclusion of a free-standing 10.25-inch infotainment show, a brand new double-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel with built-in buttons, and ample storage compartments all through the dashboard, heart console, and door panels.
New Platform With Gentle Hybrid And Totally Electrical Powertrains
The primary technology of the Citroen C3 Aircross, launched in 2017 and facelifted in 2021, is among the final remaining fashions based mostly on the outdated PSA PF1 platform, which is why it urgently wants a substitute. The brand new mannequin will make the bounce to the brand new “Good Automotive” structure which is a spinoff of the CMP/eCMP. The identical stretched model of the brand new structure will probably be used within the next-gen Opel Crossland, which can be coming in 2024 persevering with the sibling relationship with the Citroen C3 Aircross.
The platform’s compatibility with mild-hybrid and absolutely electrical powertrains has been demonstrated by the Citroen e-C3. Whereas most Stellantis electrical automobiles characteristic a 154 hp (156 PS / 115 kW) electrical motor, the e-C3 Aircross may probably undertake the much less highly effective 111 hp (83 kW / 113 PS) unit discovered within the e-C3. It stays unsure whether or not the 2 fashions will share the identical 44 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery pack, or if the seven-seater crossover will improve to the bigger 54 kWh battery, probably offering it with an prolonged driving vary.
The ICE-powered vary will seemingly be centered across the not too long ago launched 1.2-liter PureTech 48V mild-hybrid powertrain which is already obtainable in 99 hp (74 kW / 100 PS) and 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS) varieties. The 1.5-liter BlueHDi will probably be discontinued, as it isn’t appropriate with the upcoming Euro 7 emission laws.
The Citroen C3 Aircross and E-C3 Aircross are set to debut in 2024, following the smaller E-C3’s introduction to the European market. Moreover the intently associated Opel Crossland, rivals will embody the new generation of the Dacia Duster and the seven-seater variations of the Dacia Jogger.
Observe: The unbiased renderings on this story don’t have any affiliation with Citroen.