The Citroen C-Aircross Concept was unveiled overnight ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.
The C-Aircross Concept is thought to preview a new crossover which will effectively replace the C3 Picasso in the French automaker’s range. Developmental versions of the new crossover wearing heavy disguise have been spotted a few times by spy photographers.
Measuring 4.15 metres long, 1.74m wide, and 1.63m tall, the C-Aircross Concept is about 72mm longer than the current C3 Picasso. The two cars have almost exactly the same width and height, though.
Citroen has evolved the latest C3’s styling language to give the impression of off-road ability. The company describes its new SUV concept as “staunchly optimistic” and having the “feeling of robustness and energy”, while also bearing a “relaxed and non-aggressive presence”.
The C-Aircross Concept features camouflage print wheel arch guards, 18-inch alloy wheels, and orange highlights for the roof rails, C-pillars, and rubbing strips.
On the inside, the C-Aircross Concept has a minimalist design that’s dominated by a 12.0-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard, and a storage area that runs the width of the car. Ahead of the driver there’s a head-up instrument display, while the car’s seats have built-in concealed storage bags.
There’s also a forward facing high-definition camera integrated into rear-vision mirror, which can share footage directly to social media networks.
Under the skin, the C3 Picasso replacement will share a platform the next-generation Peugeot 2008 and the already revealed Opel Crossland X, which replaces the Meriva small people mover.
This platform sharing agreement is one of the few results stemming from GM’s, now disposed of, minority stake in PSA Peugeot-Citroen.
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