CITROňN C3 AIRCROSS COMPACT SUV REVEALED:
CITROňN REINFORCES ITS
INTERNATIONAL SUV OFFENSIVE
the premiere of New C5 Aircross in April, CitroŽn is stepping up its
international SUV offensive with the reveal of New C3 Aircross, a
compact SUV with a fresh and assertive personality. New C3 Aircross is
a new-generation SUV with unrivalled space for a vehicle of its type, a
modular design and a large opening panoramic glass sunroof.
Representing an important milestone for the CitroŽn Advanced Comfortģ
programme, New C3 Aircross offers a sense of well-being on-board.
Equally at ease in the city or out on the open road, this new CitroŽn
SUV’s adventurous abilities have been enhanced with Grip Controlģ, Hill
Descent Assist, 12 driver assistance systems (incl. Colour Head-up
Display) and four connectivity technologies (incl. Wireless Smartphone
Charging). New C3 Aircross will officially go ‘on sale’ in the UK on
Wednesday 1 November 2017.
Following the world premiere of New C5 Aircross
– the brand’s new C-segment SUV – at the Shanghai Motor Show in April,
CitroŽn is stepping up its international SUV offensive. Today the
CitroŽn brand reveals the New C3 Aircross compact SUV, which will soon
launch into the rapidly growing B SUV-segment in the UK, Europe and
across markets worldwide.
Both of CitroŽn's new-generation SUVs are people-minded and inspired by
customers. With the protective character of their exterior styling, New
C5 Aircross and New C3 Aircross are equally appealing to SUV buyers,
each with their own unique and energetic personalities.
Both models stand out in their respective segments and represent new
benchmarks in terms of ease of use and on-board comfort. New C5
Aircross and New C3 Aircross illustrate the brand's expertise in
design, the creation of space and well-being.
Inspired by the C-Aircross
which was presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, New C3 Aircross
brings a breath of fresh air to the compact SUV segment. Outside, it
stands out with its unique body styling and unprecedented
personalisation choices. Inside, innovation is demonstrated through its
levels of comfort as part of the CitroŽn Advanced Comfortģ programme.
This means plenty of space on-board, a modular design, and a bright and
airy passenger compartment. New C3 Aircross is a contemporary vehicle
that is connected and equipped with a range of technologies that make
life easier in the city and out on the open road. In short, CitroŽn's
new SUV invites fans of style, well-being and adventure to live a whole
new automotive experience.
The New CitroŽn C3 Aircross compact SUV stands
AN SUV WITH AN
ASSERTIVE & CUSTOMISABLE PERSONALITY
New CitroŽn C3 Aircross is a compact 4.15m long SUV distinguished by
its powerful, original and fresh attitude. It boasts unique body
styling that is fully representative of the current CitroŽn range,
along with all the attributes of a robust and protective SUV – raised
ground clearance, an elevated driving position, front and rear skid
plates, large wheels and wheel arch extensions. The body styling is
underscored by strong graphic features, such as the touches of colour
on the roof bars and the ‘Venetian Blind’ rear quarter-lights.
New C3 Aircross offers an unprecedented number of
personalisation options with up to 90 exterior colour combinations,
including four roof colours for two-tone models and four ‘Colour
Packs’, plus five highly distinctive interior design schemes. The
cabin, with its horizontal design approach, clearly conveys
spaciousness and protection. New C3 Aircross is also very much an SUV
in terms of driving pleasure and handling. Nimble in the city, owing to
its compact body, and ready for adventure with its Grip Controlģ and
Hill Descent Assist system, New C3 Aircross is available with a wide
selection of economical and efficient petrol and diesel engines.
THE MOST SPACIOUS
& MODULAR SUV IN THE COMPACT SEGMENT
The CitroŽn Advanced Comfortģ programme, which focuses on mental and
physical well-being, is seen through the ingenious architecture of New
C3 Aircross. This is a compact SUV that makes everyday life easier,
with absolutely no compromises in terms of comfort or functionality.
The cabin is home to broad and comfortable seats,
and offers class-leading space (headroom and legroom), unrivalled
modularity (split/sliding rear seats), a fold-flat front passenger seat
(for a load length of up to 2.40m) and exceptional boot volume
(410-litres, which can increase to 520-litres). Well-being is also
assured by a cabin that is flooded with natural light, thanks to the
large opening panoramic glass sunroof. New C3 Aircross features
ingenious storage spaces, including a wireless smartphone charging area
in the central console. It is also available with a complete range of
driver assistance systems, such as the Colour Head-up Display, Active
Safety Brake, Intelligent Beam Headlights and Speed Sign Recognition
and Recommendation, as well as useful technologies including Park
Assist and CitroŽn Connect Nav.
"After the New
C5 Aircross, a C-segment SUV presented in Shanghai, CitroŽn is
accelerating its international SUV offensive with a second model.
Unveiled today (12th June 2017) in Paris, the New CitroŽn C3 Aircross
compact SUV will be launched in Europe between now and the end of the
year. Bringing together all of CitroŽn's expertise in cabin space,
modular design and comfort, this people-minded SUV stands out in the B
SUV-segment with its unique body styling. It has a different mind-set,
a source of protection and adventure, consistent with the expectations
of customers today." Linda Jackson, CitroŽn CEO
NEW CITROňN C3
AIRCROSS IN DETAIL
01 – AN SUV WITH AN
ASSERTIVE & CUSTOMISABLE PERSONALITY
UNIQUE SUV BODY
New CitroŽn C3 Aircross was created with the inspiration of the design
teams, led by Alexandre Malval, CitroŽn’s Design Director. New C3
Aircross appeals with its unique body styling, and its fresh and
protective appearance. Its compact and high-set dimensions (4.15m long,
1.76m wide and 1.64m tall) are well proportioned and showcase the car's
flowing and dynamic lines.
CitroŽn's attractive new compact SUV dominates the road. The design of
New C3 Aircross is unique to the segment with a muscular bonnet that is
both short and raised. The overall design is free from aggression
although there is a sense of robustness, which is underscored by the
front and rear light signatures. Standing firm on its large diameter
wheels, New C3 Aircross has a ground clearance 20mm higher than New C3,
whose platform it shares. The new model's wheel arch extensions and
protective skid plates also contribute to the dynamic and protective
SUV styling. These visual features reinforce the car's adventurous
spirit and personality.
At the front, New C3 Aircross features CitroŽn's two-tier light
signature. The lights at the top are the LED daytime running lights,
which link to the chevrons via a double chrome strip to enhance the
perceived width of the car. The lower units are for the headlights and
come complete with coloured surrounds. There is also space to house the
fog lamps. A large air intake in the centre strikes a powerful note.
Lower down, a protective skid plate underscores the SUV nature of New
At the rear, the design emphasises the car’s width and muscular
character. The 3D-effect rear lights spell out the family connection
with New C3 and the C-Aircross Concept. The sophisticated light units
are complemented by ‘Gloss Black’ inserts in the tailgate, featuring
the two-tone C3 Aircross badge and Gloss Black chevrons. The imposing
rear bumper and protective skid plate echo the front end, and once
again affirms the car's robustness and SUV spirit.
A true SUV, New C3 Aircross features innovative components such as the
stylish quarter-lights as a unique design signature. Previewed on the
C-Aircross Concept, the rear quarter-lights – made from polycarbonate
and layered with a coloured film – create a strong graphic contrast on
the C-pillar. With their ‘Venetian Blind’ effect, they add a unique
character trait and also serve to conceal the inside of the car, but
without keeping the light out or reducing visibility.
SUV: WITH UP TO 90 COLOUR COMBINATIONS*
Another distinctive feature of New CitroŽn C3 Aircross is the way it
can be adapted to match the personality of individual customers. As
with New C3, CitroŽn’s designers have given New C3 Aircross a bold and
modern spirit that is highly customisable. Each owner can express
themselves – from the most conventional to the most striking finish.
Customers can choose the colour of the roof and then combine it with a
different body colour and a ‘Colour Pack’.
Energising the styling of the compact SUV, the touches in the Colour
Pack are applied to the roof bars, rear quarter-lights, door mirrors,
front headlamp surrounds and wheel centre caps.
New C3 Aircross is available with up to 90 colour combinations
reflecting each buyer’s personality and tastes:
Eight body colours (Natural White, Ink Black, Misty Grey, Cosmic
Silver, Passion Red, Breathing Blue, Soft Sand, Spicy Orange)
Four roof colours for a two-tone effect (Ink Black, Natural White,
Spicy Orange or Soft Sand)*
Four Colour Packs (Orange, Grey, White, Black)
* Depending on
Customers also get to choose between stylish 16-inch wheel trims and
16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels.
Personalisation applies equally inside New C3 Aircross, with five
interior design choices.
Each design is inspired by the worlds of furniture and fashion. The
emphasis is on pure lines, protective forms, a meticulous finish and a
variety of textures on the dashboard. The door panel designs, touches
of colour on the steering wheel and air vents, and the seat
upholsteries create a lounge-like atmosphere.
Regardless of the chosen finish, be it neutral, warm, dynamic or
high-end, New C3 Aircross brings an extensive range of items for
The standard design scheme is pure and uncluttered with a textured grey
dashboard, combined with Mica Grey cloth seat upholstery and enhanced
by white air vent surrounds
The Metropolitan Grey design scheme emphasises cabin space. The focus
here is on clarity and well-being with bright colours and warm fabrics
that also feature on the dashboard. The air vents have orange surrounds
The Urban Red design scheme expresses vitality and boosts the
technological character of the SUV. It comprises a series of
contrasting elements between dark colours and bright stitching on the
Dark Grey Quartz cloth seats. The dashboard is covered in a
leather-like material to complete the look
The Hype Mistral design scheme conveys a premium feel. It combines
black leather and patterned cloth, with a leather-look to the
dashboard. The air vents feature satin chrome surrounds
The Hype Colorado design scheme also expresses a premium approach,
enhanced by soft-touch materials and a special tan-coloured finish on
the half-leather seats, two-tone leather steering wheel and dashboard.
AN SUV DRIVING
New C3 Aircross is also very much an SUV in terms of driving pleasure
and handling. Dominating the road with its raised ground clearance and
large wheels, New C3 Aircross is at ease on most surfaces thanks to the
Grip Controlģ and Hill Descent Assist system. Able to venture out of
the city and leave the beaten track by adjusting grip, New C3 Aircross
is ideal both for fans of urban adventure and shopping excursions, and
fans of sport, leisure and outdoor activities.
Equipped with the Grip Controlģ system for improved traction and
special 16-inch and 17-inch mud-and-snow tyres, New C3 Aircross can
adapt to all types of terrain, whatever the conditions. Safety is
enhanced in all circumstances through five driving modes. Drivers can
leave the Grip Controlģ system on automatic via the Standard mode or
select between Sand, All-Road, Snow or ESP OFF modes.
Combined with Grip Controlģ, the Hill Descent Assist function maintains
the car at a reduced speed even on the steepest inclines. This
technology keeps New C3 Aircross on the right trajectory while limiting
the risk of slippage as the car descends slopes. The new function helps
the driver to keep perfect control of New C3 Aircross in complete
safety. The system can function at very low speeds – as low as 2mph
(3km/h) – for added control and safety during what can otherwise be a
very stressful manoeuvre.
The technology and adventurous nature of the new model are underlined
by a broad range of economical and efficient latest-generation engines.
New C3 Aircross is available with International Engine of the Year
award-winning PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines, equipped with the
latest technologies for heightened responsiveness, controlled fuel
consumption and emissions. The BlueHDi range of diesel engines also
brings driving pleasure and enhanced economy.
The New C3 Aircross compact SUV is available in its highest performance
form with the PureTech 130 S&S with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The
PureTech 110 S&S engine is available with a manual gearbox, as well
as an EAT6 automatic gearbox for maximum driving pleasure and comfort.
In addition, there is the choice of the PureTech 82 engine with a
The New C3 Aircross is also available with a choice of the BlueHDi 120
S&S with a 6-speed manual gearbox or the BlueHDi 100 manual.
02 – THE MOST
SPACIOUS & MODULAR SUV IN THE COMPACT SEGMENT
Central to each design stage, the CitroŽn Advanced Comfortģ programme
informed the generous character of this people-minded compact SUV.
Designed as a true space for living, the interior of New C3 Aircross is
warm and welcoming. With its ingenious architecture, it combines
compact design outside with outstanding roominess inside. An easy car
to live with, day in and day out, New C3 Aircross scores high on
user-friendliness through its intuitive technologies.
New C3 Aircross is fully focused on comfort, with the perception of
space and a sense of well-being playing a key role. These sensations –
felt instantly on entering the vehicle – are created by the horizontal
design of the dashboard, and by the welcoming and comfortable seats.
Put simply, New CitroŽn C3 Aircross innovates through its design,
providing exceptional cabin space, modularity and boot volume.
The architecture of New C3 Aircross delivers the most
spacious interior in the segment and outstanding comfort, with five
seats and both generous leg and headroom. Each passenger is fully at
ease in the front and rear alike. Rear knee room is also remarkable, as
a direct result of the 2.60m wheelbase
New C3 Aircross has the most advanced modular design in
its category with a 60/40 split and folding rear bench, with
independent sections that slide through 150mm. The ultra-modular front
passenger seat can be folded down to transport long objects. In a
single movement, the maximum load length can be extended to 2.40m
New C3 Aircross has the largest boot in the segment.
Access is aided by a large tailgate and a low loading sill. The boot's
standard volume of 410-litres can be increased to 520-litres with the
rear bench in the fully forward position. Total load volume with the
rear seats folded down flat is an impressive 1,289-litres. Strong on
everyday practicality, New C3 Aircross also features a removable
luggage shelf that can be stored in a vertical position behind the rear
bench when transporting taller objects. As a further ingenious touch,
the dual height boot floor provides the option of a flat floor with the
rear seatbacks folded down.
New C3 Aircross places a premium on the amount of light in the cabin.
The new model features a large glazed surface area offering drivers
360į of visibility and impressive amounts of light inside the car. This
sensation is enhanced by the relaxing effect of the rear quarter-lights
with their ‘Venetian Blind’ design creating a mixture of light and
shadow. New C3 Aircross also offers passengers an impressive view of
the sky with its opening panoramic glass sunroof. Unique in the B
SUV-segment, this feature comes complete with a sequential electric
control, has an interior glazed area of nearly 1m long, and features a
sun blind and LED lighting. The amount of light in the cabin can also
be adjusted using the sun blinds in the rear doors.
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