A compact SUV loaded with personality

The robust image presented by the new C3 Aircross is the prelude to the behavior it showed during the test drive. It is a compact SUV that responds well to what is expected of it inside and out.

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The wide front, with square shaped lights, on which two lines of LED are drawn, give the impression of two eyes with their eyebrows. The whole conveys an image of elegant strength thanks to the rounded corners of the body.
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Its behavior in the complicated roads of Corsica, that seem designed by a snake by its continuous curves, is impeccable. The Blue HDi 120 engine (the one we tested) responds smoothly and forcefully to slopes above 20%. The manual gearbox is smooth, allowing to reduce gears in tenths of a second by attacking the 180-degree curves that happen in a chained way on the road network of the island of Corsica.
The interior is spacious, with greater height to the roof than other compact SUVs on the market. It surprises the space achieved in spite of its 4.15 meters of length thanks to the 2.60 meters of distance between the axles of the wheel. Comfortable seats, modularity of the rear seats to meet any need to transport luggage thanks to the rear sliding seat in 2 independent parts and possibility to fold the passenger seat to provide a loading length of 2.40 meters . The luggage compartment volume is 410 liters, which can be extended up to 520 liters with the folded rear seats.
The Citroën C3 Aircross picks up the aesthetic features that define SUVs, such as ground clearance over high (17.5 centimeters), high driving position, specific front and rear protections and large wheels and flaps widened, providing a different personality . A personality that contributes the possibility of choosing between 90 possible combinations thanks to the 8 colors of body, 4 of roof, 4 of the attached elements (mirrors, roof bar, headlights, painted curtain of the rear window and center of the wheel) and four interior rooms with different tapestries.
It will reach dealers with three levels of finish (Live, Feel and Shine), but for the launch Citroën launches a limited edition of 200 units, with extensive equipment for 16,990 euros.


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In order to facilitate the driving, it incorporates elements of technological assistance such as Hill Assist, alert of inadvertent change of lane, the recommended indicator of rest (Coffee Break Alert), the recognition of the signals of limit of speed or the detector of slightly inflated tires. In top finishes - Feel and Shine - items such as fog lights and daytime running lights are included, or the 17.8cm (7 ") touch screen. And as an option, the 3D navigator with Mirror Screen function and emergency call, rear view camera 180º (Top Rear Vision) or the aid to the rear parking, can also incorporate the system of wireless recharge for mobile, Park Assist, the assistance to the front parking lot and the blind spot monitoring system, among other equipment.
Under the hood you can mount a wide range of engines: four PureTech petrol (82, 110, 110 with automatic transmission EAT6 and 130 hp) and two BlueHDi diesel (100 and 120 hp - the one we tested in the presentation).


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