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Citroen C3 Aircross

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Rs. 9.99 - 14.11 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
C3 Aircross On Road Price
Base Model
  • Ex-ShowroomRs. 9.99 Lakh
  • RTORs. 59,940
  • InsuranceRs. 49,521
  • On-RoadRs. 11.08 Lakh
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Citroen C3 Aircross Specifications

Key Specifications Top Features
  • Engine 1199 CC
  • Power 108.62bhp@5500rpm
  • Torque 205Nm@1750-2500rpm
  • Transmission Manual / Automatic
  • Drive Type FWD
  • Mileage 17.6 - 18.5 Kmpl
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Airbags Driver and Passenger
Specs & Features of C3 Aircross

Citroen C3 Aircross Variants and Price

Citroen C3 Aircross base model price starts at Rs. 9.99 Lakh while the top model is priced at Rs. 14.11 Lakh. The price of C3 Aircross automatic models starts from Rs. 12.91 Lakh.
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Variants Ex-Showroom Price
C3 Aircross You
18.5 Kmpl . Petrol . Manual
Rs. 9.99 Lakh
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C3 Aircross Plus
18.5 Kmpl . Petrol . Manual
Rs. 11.61 Lakh
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C3 Aircross Plus DT
18.5 Kmpl . Petrol . Manual
Rs. 11.81 Lakh
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Citroen C3 Aircross Latest Updates

The all-new Citroen C3 Aircross has made its debut in the European market. It gets plenty of changes including completely redesigned exteriors and interior. It gets sharper design elements with much chiseled body cuts making it stand out from the India model. The interiors have been completely overhauled to give a cleaner, practical yet sophisticated and functional look with tech loaded to the brim. Furthermore, there are many powertrain options which are offered for the overseas market including an all electric drivetrain.

Citroen C3 Aircross Key Highlights

Features: The Citroen C3 Aircross offers flexible seating arrangements with a 70-30 split-folding second-row bench and a removable third row. Its interior design is inspired by the C3, and features a black/beige colour scheme. The SUV comes equipped with a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch fully digital driver's display, manual AC, roof-mounted rear AC vents with fan speed controls, steering-mounted audio controls, and a rear washer and wiper. In terms of safety, the C3 Aircross includes dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, hill start assist, and a reversing camera.

Engine: The Citroen C3 Aircross is offered with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, producing 110 PS/190 Nm. It is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The automatic transmission variants produce 205 Nm, 15 Nm more than the manual transmission variants. The C3 Aircross boasts a claimed fuel efficiency of 18.5 kmpl with the manual transmission and 17.6 kmpl with the automatic transmission. It measures 4323 mm in length, 1796 mm in width, 1665 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2671 mm.

Rivals: The Citroen C3 Aircross will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Maruti Grand Vitara, while offering an alternative to MPVs like the Maruti Ertiga, XL6 and Kia Carens.

Variants: The SUV is offered in three broad trims : You, Plus, and Max.Plus and Max variants can further be configured with automatic transmission and a 7-seater option as well. The four monotone colour shades include Polar White, Steel Grey, Platinum Grey, and Cosmo Blue. While the 6 dual-tone colour options include Polar White with a grey or blue roof, Steel Grey with a white or blue roof, Platinum Grey with a white roof, and Cosmo Blue with a white roof.

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Citroen C3 Aircross Expert Review

Citroen is taking a unique approach in the world of compact SUVs. They're prioritizing practicality over flashy features. Will this approach work for them?

In the market, you'll find a plethora of small SUVs like Creta, Seltos, Taigun, and more. So, what sets the C3 Aircross apart? Well, it's different in more ways than one.

The Citroen C3 Aircross isn't trying to dazzle you with high-tech gadgets or a striking design. It focuses on versatility, comfort, simplicity, and offering good value for your money. Can it succeed in delivering on these promises? Is it worth your attention?

Looks

The C3 Aircross is an attractive SUV. It embodies the classic SUV style with a bold front grille, a muscular hood, and pronounced wheel arches. It's arguably one of the most authentic-looking SUVs in its category.

However, it doesn't get carried away with fancy features. The lighting isn't extravagant, and it lacks some of the high-tech frills. If you appreciate a straightforward and uncomplicated appearance, this might be right up your alley.

Boot Space

One standout feature of the Citroen C3 Aircross is its cargo space. It's available as a 5-seater or a 5+2-seater. In the 5-seater configuration, you'll find an impressively roomy and flat trunk. Perfect for family trips or accommodating business needs.

In the 5+2 seater setup, there isn't much luggage space behind the third row, offering a mere 44 litres. Yet, if you fold these seats flat, you open up ample space for multiple large suitcases. However, Citroen could consider providing an accessory to cover the exposed seat mount brackets.

Fold the second-row seats, and you're looking at a flat cargo area, suitable for transporting sizable items like furniture and washing machines.

Third Row Experience

Getting to the third row is a breeze. Simply pull a strap on the left second-row seat, and it folds forward, allowing easy access. Despite being a small 3-row SUV, the seating positions are fairly comfortable. While the seats are placed somewhat low, it doesn't present a significant concern. My knees, for instance, didn't come into contact with the front seats, and you can even slide your feet under the second row. Headroom is a tad compromised due to the vehicle's size, but it's practical for city trips. The width accommodates two adults comfortably without much shoulder contact.

Adding to its practicality are features such as rear passenger cup holders and USB chargers. In the 7-seater version, you get roof-mounted AC vents over the second row with individual blower controls. The airflow is efficient, ensuring even third-row passengers stay cool. However, these are purely air circulation vents, and the cabin needs to cool down first for them to blow cold air, which might take some time on hot days. The primary downsides are that you sit close to the rear windshield, and overall visibility isn't the best, with small quarter windows and tall front seats.

Second Row Experience

The second-row experience is surprisingly comfortable, with generous legroom and knee room. Seat base extensions enhance under-thigh support, and the backrest reclines at a relaxed angle. The only minor gripe is the lack of seatback bolstering. While this is good for accommodating three passengers, it can be less supportive when only two occupants are seated.

Seats and space aside, the C3 Aircross does fall short in the features department. The absence of a center armrest with cupholders is a notable omission, and roof-mounted AC vents are exclusive to the 7-seater versions, meaning 5-seater variants miss out on rear AC vents. These are features you'd expect, especially in a vehicle priced above 15 lakhs, like this one. The sole features you'll find are door armrests, two USB chargers, and a door-mounted bottle holder.

Cabin Experience

From the driver's seat, the C3 Aircross closely resembles the C3. The dashboard design, elevated driving position, and most elements like the steering wheel and features are shared. Consequently, the cabin doesn't feel as spacious as some competitors but is more akin to that of a sub-4-metre SUV.

Although the cabin maintains a minimalist feel, Citroen has skillfully used quality materials in the right places, elevating the overall experience. The seats are semi-leatherette, the driver's armrest feels premium, and the door pad's leather covering provides a pleasant touch. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather, adding a touch of sophistication. However, these enhancements are limited to these areas, and the rest of the cabin remains relatively basic.

Practicality

The C3 Aircross excels in practicality, featuring well-sized door pockets, a dedicated tray for your mobile phone, and a deep pocket for storing your wallet and keys. There are also two cup holders, a cubbyhole located behind the gear shifter, and a spacious glove box. The small area above the glovebox is primarily for aesthetics and doesn't provide additional storage. In the rear, a bottle holder is situated in the center console, with two more in the third row. Charging options include a USB port and a 12V socket in the front, along with two USB chargers in the middle and two in the third row. The addition of a Type C port would have been a welcome enhancement.

Features

The C3 Aircross isn't attempting to win you over with a slew of features. While it covers the basics, such as steering-mounted controls, manual AC, electrically adjustable ORVMs, a digital instrument cluster with various modes and themes, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen equipped with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a 6-speaker sound system, it falls short in the 'nice-to-have' department. Features like cruise control, ventilated seats, automatic climate control, auto day/night IRVM, or a sunroof are conspicuously absent. Consequently, it's crucial for this car to be priced competitively. In essence, the top variant of the C3 Aircross offers an experience similar to lower to mid-spec variants of rival SUVs.

Safety

It's somewhat challenging to discuss safety since neither the C3 nor the C3 Aircross has undergone crash tests yet. However, let's examine the safety features it offers. The C3 Aircross comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and an electronic stability program. Currently, it doesn't provide six airbags, but that's expected to change when regulations mandate six airbags in all cars, coming later this year. Offering just two airbags for this period may not sit well, especially at this price point.

Engine And Performance

The C3 Aircross is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine (110PS/190Nm) coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. There is no automatic option or a naturally aspirated petrol engine available at the moment, although an automatic transmission is anticipated in the future.

This turbocharged engine doesn't prioritize heart-pounding performance but aims to deliver a smooth and effortless drive. It provides ample torque at lower RPMs, offering good acceleration even from low revs. It's particularly convenient for city driving, where you can comfortably cruise in second or third gear without frequent shifting. When you do decide to downshift, you'll experience brisk acceleration, ideal for overtaking and navigating traffic gaps. This character translates well to highway driving, with smooth cruising capabilities. Even at 100 km/h in fifth gear, the engine offers enough power for accelerating and overtaking. Shifting to the sixth gear results in excellent fuel efficiency.

There are a couple of aspects where improvement would be appreciated. The 3-cylinder engine exhibits some unrefined characteristics, with engine noise and vibrations occasionally seeping into the cabin. The gear shifts can feel slightly imprecise and not as crisp as one might prefer. This aspect makes the absence of an automatic option more noticeable.

C3 Aircross Automatic

We’ve now driven the automatic variant of the C3 Aircross as well. It features a 6-speed torque converter automatic with the same 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine but now offers an extra 15 Nm of peak torque, rated at 205 Nm. Citroen has not made any changes to the 3-pot engine in terms of refinement with the same level of noise and vibrations that permeate into the cabin. When driving at city speeds, this automatic gearbox feels restless and fidgety, constantly changing gears to keep the engine in boost which results in a slightly jerky experience. That’s not what you’d expect from a typical torque converter automatic, but this Citroen unit is predictable and you can get used to it over time. Stay above 50 kmph, the auto-box shifts smoother and the gear changes feel subtle and not intrusive.

The gear ratios are well-spaced, offering good acceleration and a smooth power delivery as you gather speed, resulting in great driveability overall. When it comes to the fuel economy, the readout from the C3 Aircross’ digital driver’s display was promising, climbing past 10 kmpl when driven smoothly without successive hard accelerations from stops. That kind of efficiency is good for a small turbo-petrol engine pulling a car this size.

Ride and Handling

Citroen has a reputation for producing comfortable cars, and the C3 Aircross is no exception. It excels in cushioning passengers from uneven roads and potholes, maintaining a smooth and flat ride. Although there is some cabin movement at lower speeds, it diminishes as the speed decreases. The suspension consistently provides a plush ride, a feature all occupants will appreciate.

Verdict

The C3 Aircross is a distinct offering. However, its appeal depends on your particular needs. Let's consider the most common scenarios. If you're looking to move up from a hatchback or a smaller SUV, the C3 Aircross might not feel like a substantial upgrade. It presents a basic and low-key cabin experience.

However, if you're already eyeing the mid to lower-end variants of other compact SUVs and are ready to trade off some features for affordability, the C3 Aircross comes into its own. While the basic variants of other SUVs might leave you feeling like you're missing out, the C3 Aircross stands out with its alloy wheels, dual-tone paint, a sizable touchscreen, and a proper digital instrument cluster.

Lastly, if your main requirement is a spacious car that can occasionally seat seven passengers and boasts a roomy cargo space, and this need outweighs your desire for a feature-rich experience, then the C3 Aircross becomes an appealing choice.

However, the feasibility of all these scenarios largely depends on its price. We anticipate that the C3 Aircross should be priced between Rs 9 to 15 lakh. If it exceeds this range, the value proposition weakens, and the compromises become more noticeable.

In essence, the C3 Aircross shines when space, comfort, and versatility are your top priorities, and you're willing to forgo some high-end features. However, it must be priced competitively to fulfill its potential in this competitive segment.

Citroen C3 Aircross User Reviews

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Navdeep
Navdeep

Efficient travel buddy with decent engine

The Citeroen C3 aircross has been my buddy for 6 months and this car has been a real helpful for me. I use this car to travel for college and its great mileage makes it perfect for travel. This car has a decent 1199 cc engine. The great thing about this car is that it offers a mileage of 18 kmpl which serves greatly.

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Chaitanya
Chaitanya

intelligent innovation for you

The Citroen C3 Aircross was my first automobile, and it was great. This automobile stands out on the road with its attractive and unusual style. The roomy and comfy interior is ideal for my work commute. Every ride is comfortable due to the smooth handling and decent suspension. The fuel economy is good, saving me money. The infotainment system is simple, and I like driving with music. I like my Citroen C3 Aircross because it makes my commute fun.

(21 Jun 2024) 0
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Anonymous
Anonymous

Powerful engine car

Citroen c3 aircross lacks modern features, the turbocharged petrol engine is excellent in both urban and highway settings. The car has a powerful engine with a sleek design and excellent ride quality. The smooth gearshift and ample space provide for an extremely comfortable ride.

(18 Jun 2024) 0
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Pradeep Singh
Pradeep Singh

An Adventurous Day Out with Citroen C3 Aircross

I recently picked up the Citroen C3 Aircross and set out with the family for a day trip to Agra. The drive was really smooth. The 7 seater configuration was ideal for the whole family and the panoramic sunroof made the journey even more beautiful. The Aircross handled the potholed roads and occasional off roads really well all thanks to its 200 mm ground clearance. However, the fuel efficiency of 11-12 km/l was slightly disappointing, considering we were mostly on highways.

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Engine
1199 CC
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Fuel Type
Petrol
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Transmission
Manual / Automatic
Automatic / Manual Manual / Automatic Manual / Automatic Manual Manual / Automatic Automatic / Manual Automatic / Manual Manual
Mileage
17.6 - 18.5 Kmpl
17.9 - 21 Kmpl 20.3 Kmpl - 26.11 Km/Kg 17.4 - 21.8 Kmpl 19.3 Kmpl 18.2 - 20 Kmpl 17.96 - 20.1 Kmpl 13 - 17 Kmpl 18.04 Kmpl - 26.08 Km/Kg
Power
108.62bhp@5500rpm
114.41bhp@4000rpm 101.64bhp@6000rpm 113.18bhp@6300rpm 108.62bhp@5500rpm 71.01bhp@6250rpm 109.96bhp@5000rpm 182bhp@3500rpm 103.25bhp@6000rpm
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Citroen C3 Aircross Colours

Citroen C3 Aircross car is available in 10 exciting colours options like Blue, Cosmo Blue With Polar White, Steel Grey With Cosmo Blue, Platinum Grey With Polar White, Polar White With Platinum Grey, Polar White With Cosmo Blue, Steel Grey, Polar White, Platinum Grey and Cosmo Blue.
  • Blue
  • Cosmo Blue With Polar White
  • Steel Grey With Cosmo Blue
  • Platinum Grey With Polar White
  • Polar White With Platinum Grey
  • Polar White With Cosmo Blue
  • Steel Grey
  • Polar White
  • Platinum Grey
  • Cosmo Blue

Citroen C3 Aircross Mileage

The mileage of Citroen C3 Aircross starts from 17.6 Kmpl to 18.5 Kmpl. The claimed ARAI mileage of C3 Aircross Petrol Manual is 18.5 Kmpl. In Automatic the claimed ARAI mileage of C3 Aircross Petrol is 17.6 Kmpl.

Questions & Answers on C3 Aircross

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Q. What is the width of Citroen C3 Aircross?
  • The Citroen C3 Aircross has width of 1796 mm.
Q. What are the available features in Citroen C3 Aircross?
  • The Citroen SUV packs a 10.2-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and a 7-inch digital driver’s display. Other features on board include steering-mounted audio controls and manual AC.
Q. What is the max torque of Citroen C3 Aircross?
  • The Citroen C3 Aircross has max torque of 205Nm@1750-2500rpm.
Q. What is the ground clearance of Citroen C3 Aircross?
  • The unladen ground clearance of the Citroen C3 Aircross is 200mm.
Q. What is the seating capacity of Citroen C3 Aircross?
  • It is a 3-row compact SUV, which is offered in both 5 and 7-seater configurations.
  • The Citroen C3 Aircross has seating capacity of 5.
Q. What are the available features in Citroen C3 Aircross?
  • Citroen C3 Aircross offers flexible seating arrangements with a 70-30 split-folding second-row bench and a removable third row. Its interior design is inspired by the C3, and features a black/beige colour scheme. The SUV comes equipped with a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch fully digital driver's display, manual AC, roof-mounted rear AC vents with fan speed controls, steering-mounted audio controls, and a rear washer and wiper. In terms of safety, the C3 Aircross includes dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, hill start assist, and a reversing camera.
  • Features on board the C3 Aircross include a 10.2-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and a 7-inch digital driver’s display. Other features include steering-mounted audio controls and manual AC.

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Citroen C3 Aircross FAQs

What is the price of top model of Citroen C3 Aircross?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Citroen C3 Aircross is 14.11 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the EMI of Citroen C3 Aircross in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Citroen C3 Aircross in Delhi is Rs. 19,325 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Citroen C3 Aircross?

The top 3 competitors of Citroen C3 Aircross are Kia Carens, Maruti Ertiga and Hyundai Creta.

Is Citroen C3 Aircross a good car to buy in India?

Yes, Citroen C3 Aircross is good car to buy in terms of features, comfort and looks. Its quite commendable and reliable.

Is Citroen C3 Aircross car automatic?

Yes, 6 automatic variant are available in Citroen C3 Aircross, first one is Citroen C3 Aircross Plus AT at Rs 12.91 Lakh, Citroen C3 Aircross Plus AT DT at Rs 13.11 Lakh, Citroen C3 Aircross Max AT at Rs 13.56 Lakh, Citroen C3 Aircross Max AT DT at Rs 13.76 Lakh, Citroen C3 Aircross Max AT 7 Seater at Rs 13.91 Lakh, Citroen C3 Aircross Max AT 7 Seater DT at Rs 14.11 Lakh out of which all are petrol.

Does Citroen C3 Aircross come with AC?

Yes. all variants of the Citroen C3 Aircross come with air-conditions

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