Citroen C3 Aircross, a midsize SUV, has had its global debut in India. This unveiling comes at a time when people in India are increasingly choosing SUVs over hatchbacks and sedans because of their rugged good looks and superior performance. Almost all manufacturers are releasing new models in different segments of SUVs to cash in on the current popularity. The all-new C3 Aircross is expected to launch in India somewhere in the second half of 2023 and the company is touting it as a rugged and unique SUV that will be offered in 5 and 5+2-seat configurations. The Citroen C3 Aircross is the second of three new vehicles planned for the years 2022–2024 as part of the French automaker's C-Cubed programme, all of which will be focused squarely on expanding markets abroad. Some more information about the C3 Aircross has yet to be revealed, but here's how it compares to the Hyundai Creta.
Citroen C3 Aircross vs Hyundai Creta: Design
Among the many exterior characteristics found on the Citroen C3 Aircross are a sculpted clamshell bonnet, a sleek grille with the 'Double Chevron' insignia, silvered skid plates, bumper-mounted headlights with split-type DRLs, roof rails, flared wheel arches and 17-inch designer alloy wheels.
The Hyundai Creta has an aggressive hood and a sleek exterior design that includes LED headlights with split-type DRLs, a massive chrome grille, silvered roof rails, a shark-fin antenna, skid plates, diamond-cut 17-inch wheels and LED taillights.
Citroen C3 Aircross vs Hyundai Creta: Dimensions
The C3 Aircross is around 4,300mm in length, with a wheelbase of 2,671mm and a ground clearance of 200mm. The Creta, on the other hand, is 4,300mm in length, 2,610mm in wheelbase, and 190mm of ground clearance.
Citroen C3 Aircross vs Hyundai Creta: Interior
The inside of the Citroen C3 Aircross can comfortably accommodate five or seven people, depending on the model you choose. It has a dual-tone dashboard, fabric upholstery, a manual air conditioning system with roof-mounted rear AC vents, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a digital instrument cluster.
The Hyundai Creta interior seats five people and is equipped with a 10.24-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automated climate control, leather seating, a wireless phone charger, a sunroof, and a blacked-out dashboard.
Citroen C3 Aircross vs Hyundai Creta: Engine & Transmission
The Citroen C3 Aircross is powered by a 1.2-litre, liquid-cooled, turbo-petrol engine that generates 108.4bhp and 190Nm. The powerplant is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Hyundai Creta, meanwhile, is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 113bhp and 144Nm of torque or a 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. The Creta is available with a number of different transmissions, including a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, and an iVT gearbox.
Airbags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control are standard on both SUVs.
Citroen C3 Aircross vs Hyundai Creta: Price
Prices for the Hyundai Creta range from Rs 10.8 lakh to Rs 19.2 lakh in India, while the Citroen C3 Aircross is anticipated to begin at roughly Rs 10 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).