French automaker Citroen has confirmed that bookings for its upcoming C3 Aircross will commence on September 15 onwards in India. The Aircross will go on sale sometime next month, followed by customer deliveries. Expect the model to carry a price tag of around Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom). In April this year, the automaker pulled the covers off the C3 Aircross for the Indian market. A 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine with 108bhp and 190Nm of peak torque powers the brand-new C3 Aircross. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. An automatic gearbox option is also on the cards and is expected to be offered at a later date. In terms of mileage, the car yields an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency rating of 18.5km/l. With its sight firmly set on the Honda Elevate, Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Aircross is almost ready to compete in the hotly-contested mid-size SUV segment in India. For those unaware, it is the brand's fourth product and the only one available in five- and seven-seat configurations within Citroen India's portfolio.
Citroen C3 Aircross: Features
Expect the upcoming model to pack in a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, steering-mounted controls, connected car tech, automatic climate control, and more. In terms of safety, it will get a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), hill-hold assist, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, and auto start-stop tech. However, the car misses out on cruise control, wireless charging, ventilated seats, automatic air conditioning, and up to six airbags.
Citroen C3 Aircross: Dimensions
The upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross is expected to be about 4,300mm long. The company has confirmed that the model will feature a 2,671mm-long wheelbase and have a ground clearance of 200mm.
Citroen C3 Aircross: Colour Options
The C3 Aircross will come in a fully loaded single Max trim. A five-seater and seven-seater version of the car will be available for purchase. Customers will have the option of choosing from six dual-tone hues, four monotone shades, and two interior dashboard finishes (Bronze and Grey). Plus, buyers can choose from four customisation packs namely, Vibe, Elegance, Travel, and Care.
As of now, Citroen offers the C3, the eC3, and the C5 Aircross in our home market. The C3 Aircross is developed at Citroen's Thiruvallur plant in Tamil Nadu, with over 90 per cent localisation.