Citroen C3 Aircross Automatic Booking Open Before Launch

Citroen C3 Aircross Automatic Booking Open Before Launch

With the addition of an automatic gearbox version, Citroen plans to expand the utility of its C3 Aircross SUV lineup. The automatic version is scheduled to be launched on January 29, 2024. Interested buyers can now make bookings at select Citroen dealerships across the country.

Powerful Turbo-Petrol Engine

The C3 Aircross SUV, initially launched with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine coupled with a manual transmission, will now offer the convenience of an automatic transmission. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine delivers a robust 110 PS of power and 190 Nm of torque ensuring a dynamic and enjoyable driving experience.

Transmission Options and Fuel Efficiency

While specific details about the transmission type and available trims are yet to be disclosed, it is anticipated that Citroen will introduce a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. This choice aligns with the international-spec C3 Aircross model sold in Indonesia, which is manufactured in India. The 6-speed manual transmission variant claims a fuel efficiency of 18.5 kmpl.

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Unique Three-Row Layout

The C3 Aircross distinguishes itself in the compact SUV segment with its unique three-row layout. This design allows flexibility enabling users to remove the third-row seats to expand the boot space or use them to accommodate additional occupants. The SUV and the C3 hatchback share a basis, and the hatchback's interior design is heavily incorporated into the SUV.

Competitive Pricing and Market Rivals

The pricing for the C3 Aircross SUV ranges from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 12.77 lakh (ex-showroom). Popular cars like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Maruti Grand Vitara are its rivals and it also offers an alternative to MPVs such as the Kia Carens, XL6, and Maruti Ertiga.

As Citroen expands its C3 Aircross lineup with the automatic transmission variant the SUV aims to cater to a broader audience seeking a blend of performance, style, and convenience in the compact SUV segment. As the launch date draws near check back for additional updates.