I have had a love affair with the French my entire life! Their passion and attention to detail have always impressed me. Whether they’re making baguettes or producing some of the finest wines in the world, they always do it with passion and determination to be the best. From a motoring point of view, that same passion comes through. This time around it’s seen in the new Citroën C3 Aircross.
This car screams a good time! It’s fun, it’s functional and puts a completely new spin on the compact SUV segment. Competing in this competitive segment requires you to think out the box. And give the people something they haven’t seen or experienced before. I’m happy to report, Citroën has ticked all the boxes.
Not just another compact SUV
The Citroën C3 Aircross is what the market has been missing. Achieving the goal of giving a car personality. Its customers inspired the design around the C3 Aircross. To meet the desire to have a car that’s “people-minded” as Citroën says. The compact SUV segment hasn’t seen a face like this before. It’s a breath of fresh air! The contemporary design is reflected in its body styling. Robust yet refined lines follow from nose to tail. Specific design attributes have been used to emphasize a muscular look and feel. The high bonnet line is one of those design attributes to create a bulky look. Below it the chrome-finished Citroën insignia runs across the front and rounding the design off is the LED Daytime Running Lights.
The C3 Aircross sports 16inch alloy wheels as a standard. On the Shine model you are fitted with 17inch diamond-effect aluminium wheels. The design and innovation you are met with outside get bought forward on the interior as well. With the space and comfort inside, you will be forgiven for thinking you’re in a ‘big’ SUV. All the latest technologies are found in the cabin. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is at the heart of it all, linking you to the digital world seamlessly.
The C3 Aircross comes in a 1.2l PureTech engine. This 3-cylinder engine kicks out 81kW with its 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Starting from R355 900 this forward-thinking C3 Aircross can be all yours. Standard across the range you get a 5 year/100 000km service and warranty plan.
Seeing is believing
As much as the pen is mightier than the sword, a picture does speak a thousand words. Here is a little campaign Citroën did for the new C3 Aircross.