By Otsile Kadiege
Citroën has upscaled its C3 Aircross, which shows a more assertive personality thanks to a new front-end expression, new coloured inserts and enhanced travelling comfort.
The C3 Aircross has gained a more assertive SUV design with a high-volume body conveying a spacious interior and a road-dominating stance through raised ground clearance and large wheels. The front has been entirely redesigned and features upgraded chrome-trimmed chevrons extending out towards the LED Daytime Running lights (DRLs).
The new C3 Aircross also features LED fog lamps which provide even more clarity and safety.
Citroën has upgraded the C3 Aircross’ customisation programme to satisfy each customer looking for a unique SUV in their image that is both distinctive and distinguished. Outside, customisation has been upgraded with a variety of possible combinations through:
1) Four body colours, all of them new: Voltaic Blue and Polar White, Artense Grey and Pepper Red;
2) Three Colour Packs, including a new colour playing on higher-end textured effects – silver. The Colour Packs comprise original and sharply designed coloured inserts on the extreme edges of the front skid plate, on the door-mirror shells and on the quarter-light. The latter is home to a new side signature in which the distinctive coloured louvres are supplemented by new cube-shaped graphics according to the Colour Pack selected, with a mirror-chrome louvre effect for the Shiny Black and Silver Colour Packs, a white cube effect for the Polar White Colour Pack; and
3) A choice of two roof colours: white or black.
C3 Aircross also offers new wheel rims with an even more graphic and dynamic design in 16-inch, available in diamond-cut or full-black versions, offering customers the choice of a more refined or more virile look.
Interior technologies and practicality
Inside, the new C3 Aircross is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen with Citroën Connect Nav and the Mirror Screen functions and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
It also comes with 12 intuitive driving aids designed to simplify everyday life and make each journey easier and safer. Safety technologies include a colour head-up display to keep useful information in the driver’s line of vision, as well as speed sign recognition and recommendations, emergency brake assist, automatic headlights and a Driver Attention Alert – keeping you safe on longer trips. C3 Aircross features equipment that simplifies daily life, such as smart keyless entry and Park Assist.
The new C3 Aircross is also practical thanks to a decently sized 410-520-litres boot space, which can be increased to 1,289-litres by folding the rear bench. It’s also equipped with a rear bench that can slide 150 mm in two independent parts as well as a flat-folding front passenger seat providing a load length of 2.40 m for transporting particularly long objects such as furniture kits and sports equipment in complete peace of mind.
PureTech petrol powertrains
Powering the new C3 Aircross is the latest PureTech petrol engine designed to be fuel-efficient and provide a responsive, and flexible drive. It makes 81 kW and it’s paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The new Citroën C3 Aircross is available in two grades and is priced as follows:
Feel 1.2 PureTech 81kW Turbo Auto – R 399,900; and
Shine 1.2 PureTech 81kW Turbo Auto – R 424,900.
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