The Nissan Juke crossover showed people aren’t afraid of making personal choices when selecting their cars – and the competition has taken note, releasing their own funky rivals.
The subcompact crossover class is a “no rules” dispute it seems, with the Nissan Juke having premiered the segment but now already bested by numerous, fresher rivals. And the battlefield is getting increasingly crowded – recent funky additions include the Toyota C-HR and now the officially released C3 Aircross. The Citroen C3 Picasso is being retired as the world no longer needs MPVs, instead falling ever deeper in love with crossovers – so welcome the new C3 Aircross. It’s of course heavily related to the regular C3, which has on its own some crossover traits.
The C3 Aircross has actually appeared for the first time back in 2010 in Latin America so this new global model is technically the model’s second generation. Developed for worldwide markets now, the C3 Aircross comes with a choice of three PureTech engines packing 108 to 128 horsepower as well as three BlueHDi diesels that come with at least 89 horsepower and top out at 118 hp. Citroen is not going to offer any type of all-wheel drive, instead using the Grip Control system with selectable drive modes just like you would see on the Peugeot counterparts. It even has hill descent control…
The split headlight design, catchy alloy options and two-one finish along with the bright interior paint a funky picture, but the C3 Aircross is also practical with a 410 liters boot, 60:40-split bench and a total cargo capacity of up to 1,289 liters. Citroen is also including all of its safety and assistance systems – as well as head-up display and seven-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support and even wireless charging.