Citroen, the French automaker, wants to add a new three-row SUV to its line of products in India. The model will be made for markets that are growing, like Brazil and India. A new report says that the new Citroen SUV with seven seats will be based on the C3 hatchback (codenamed CC24). It is thought that the final version will be called the Citroen C3 Aircross. Several times, the test mule for the car was caught on camera, and it showed some interesting design details.
Most of its design will be taken from its younger siblings. The new Citroen SUV with seven seats will have a slightly different grille and bumper up front. Its fog light assembly will also be a little lower than that of the C3 hatchback. The prototype, on the other hand, didn’t have the C3. It had wheels that were 17 inches in diameter. We think that the final version might have 16-inch wheels, and the top-of-the-line version might be the only one with alloy wheels.
Spy photos have shown that the Citroen C3 Aircross will be longer than its hatchback sibling. Even if the wheelbase stays the same, it will be able to fit an extra row of seats. The inside will look a lot like the inside of the Citroen C3, just like the outside. Citroen’s new 7-seater SUV might come with a 10-inch touchscreen that can stand on its own. The unit might be able to connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly.
There might also be a digital instrument cluster, a flat-bottom steering wheel with a mounted cluster, four speakers, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, an automatic door lock that responds to speed, a door-ajar warning, and roof rails.
The new Citroen SUV with seven seats is likely to have the same 1.2L 3-cylinder turbo and 1.2L 3-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engines. The first one has 110bhp and 190Nm of torque, while the second one has 82bhp and 115Nm.
India should start selling the new Citroen C3 Aircross around the end of 2023. It will compete with the Renault Triber here.