The C3 Aircross is a completely new model with which Citroën will replace the C3 Picasso . The appearance of its body is halfway between an SUV and a minivan and shares many mechanical and structural elements with Opel Crossland X . It will be on sale in Spain in the fall of 2017 and will be an alternative to models such as Renault Captur , Nissan Juke or Mazda CX-3 .
It is manufactured on the same platform as the Citroën C3 and has a body that measures 4.15 meters in length, 1.76 m in width and 1.64 m in height. The trunk has 410 liters of capacity in its least favorable position, which can reach 520 if the seats in the rear seats are fully extended (they can be moved longitudinally through a lane). In addition, the floor of the trunk is formed by a dividing table that can be placed in two different heights, creating in this way two distinct spaces: the main and the double bottom.
The range of engines is composed of three gasoline -1.2 82 hp, 1.2 110 hp and 1.2 131 hp- and two Diesel -1.6 BlueHDi 99 hp and 1.6 BlueHDi 120 hp. The gearbox can be manual five or six-speed (depending on the version chosen) or automatic torque converter type and six ratios. All C3 Aircross have front wheel drive and, in some versions, a system that modifies the operation of the traction control in order to be able to move more easily on surfaces with little grip (\’Grip Control\’). In addition, you can also have descent slope control.
The dashboard has a design very similar to that of the Citroën C3 and includes a touch screen of seven inches from where you can handle all the functions of the multimedia system. The latter is compatible with Apple\’s CarPlay and Google Android Auto Communication protocols. Optionally, the C3 Aircross can also have an information projection system in a plastic sheet ( Head-up Display ), a wireless loading surface, a semi automatic parking system or a vehicle detector in the blind spot .
Eight colors can be chosen for the body and three for the roof, in addition to different “environments” for the passenger compartment. The tires can be 16 or 17 inches in diameter.
Citroën introduced the C3 Aircross concept with the prototype C-Aircross Concept , which was introduced in early 2017. It will be manufactured in the Zaragoza plant in Figueruelas (Spain), where the Opel Crossland X is also manufactured.