A new Citroën C3 Aircross in preparation

The Citroën C3 Aircross is the third most produced model in the world by the French manufacturer. Suffice it to say that the replacement of this urban SUV is the subject of all the attention of the brand with the chevrons. Scheduled for the year 2024, this model will undergo significant changes from the current model. First of all, it adopts PSA’s e-CMP platform. This e-CMP platform will also equip the Citroën C3 sedan to be launched in 2023.

C3 Aircross XXL

As for the habitability of the future Citroën C3 Aircross, it should be improved thanks to a significant increase in the size of the car (4.15 m today, 4.30 m tomorrow) and a larger wheelbase. Closer to the Citroën C5 Aircross, the C3 Aircross will incorporate some styling cues and become a sort of little brother at the same time. Using the modern engineering foundation of e-CMP, the C3 Aircross will accommodate internal combustion engines and electric motors with batteries in the floor under the hood to maintain a low center of gravity and no cornering. the space and the trunk volume.

Two electric motors for the C3 Aircross

For thermal engines, they will run only on gasoline and will no doubt be associated with micro-hybridization. The electric motors will be two in number. For example, in addition to the usual 136 hp electric motor with which the Peugeot e-208 and Peugeot e-2008 and the DS3 Crossback E-Tense are already equipped, there will be a less powerful engine (100 hp) to equip an entry-level electric model. . .reach at €20,000, a good plan for city dwellers.

Head east for the C3 Aircross

The Citroën C3 Aicross will be produced at PSA’s Trnava plant in Slovakia (currently being assembled in Zaragoza, Spain) and there it will find the new C3 sedan, which is scheduled for 2023. As with the current C3 and C3 Aircross models, the style of these two cars will be well differentiated. The C3 Aircross will also be assembled in South America (where it will be equipped with ethanol-powered engines) and also in India, where a seven-seat model is planned. This is a specific model reserved for the Indian market and will not be sold here.

The future Citroën C3 will share many parts with the C3 Aircross and will be assembled at the same factory in Slovakia.

City SUVs everywhere

In addition to the Citroën C3 Aircross, the Stellantis group will benefit from city SUVs with the new generation of the Opel Crossland (technical cousin of the C3 Aircross), which should be electric only. In addition, Stellantis will offer other small SUVs with the Alfa Romeo Brennero, an equivalent model at Fiat (besides the Fiat 500 X SUV that will be renewed) and the “Baby Jeep” that will support the Jeep Renegade. Adding to this, the Peugeot 2008 which is a star in the urban SUV category, the Opel Mokka and the DS3 Crossback that will be restyled this year, the Stellantis group will have a range of ten models of this type in 2024. †

The future city SUV Citroën C3 Aircross in ten points

  • City SUV, five doors, five seats
  • Second generation of the Citroën C3 Aircross
  • Expected arrival in 2024
  • Length: 4.30m
  • Two micro-hybrid petrol engines
  • Two electric motors of 100 and 136 hp
  • No diesel engine
  • Made in Trnava, Slovakia
  • Technical cousin of the Opel Crossland (also renewed around 2024)
  • Price: from €20,000*

*Estimation

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