The new Citroen C3 Aircross has been unveiled just days after an image of a scale model leaked online.
The new C3 Aircross is 4.15 metres long, 1.76m wide, 1.64m tall, and rides on a 2.6m wheelbase. Depending on where the sliding rear bench is set, boot space ranges between 410 and 520 litres.
In Europe three petrol engines will be offered: an entry-level 60kW unit with a manual transmission, a mid-range 81kW mill with either a manual or automatic, and a range-topping 96kW motor with a six-speed manual.
There will also be two turbo-diesel engines available — with either 88kW or 74kW of power — both of which are only available with manual transmissions.
Given the availability of the Grip Control system, it seems as though the C3 Aircross will be exclusively offered as a front-wheel drive vehicle.
Standout features include a large metre-long panoramic sunroof, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system, and wireless phone charging.
Available items on the safety roster include a colour head-up display, autonomous emergency braking, semi-automated parking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, push button start, keyless entry, driver fatigue monitoring, speed sign recognition, and automatic high beam operation.
The C3 Aircross goes on sale in Europe near the end of the year.
It’s unclear if the C3 Aircross will be offered in Australia. Peugeot and Citroen recently changed their local distributor from Sime Darby to Inchcape.
The new importer has been given the task of expanding both brands’ presence on the local market, but it’s not known yet which models will and won’t be making the long journey to Australia.