Citroen India, after much anticipation, has finally announced the pricing of its entire lineup of the new C3 Aircross compact SUV. The company has launched the C3 Aircross with a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh, and it will go all the way up to Rs 12.34 lakh for the top-spec variant. This new and most affordable mid-size SUV will come available in three variants, namely You, Plus, and Max. Earlier, the company only revealed the price of the base You model.
The French automaker has announced that the base You variant of this SUV will start at Rs 9.99 lakh and will come only with a five-seat layout. Next up on the lineup is the Plus variant, which will come available in both 5 and 7-seat layouts and will be priced at Rs 11.34 lakh and Rs 11.69 lakh, respectively. It can also be optioned with an additional Plus Vibe pack priced at Rs 25,000.
Lastly, the company will also be offering this new SUV in the top-of-the-line Max variant as well. This variant has been priced at Rs 11.99 lakh for the 5-seat layout model. Meanwhile, for the 7-seat layout model, it has been priced at Rs 12.34 lakh. Additionally, with the variant as well, an optional package by the name of Max Vibe pack can be had at Rs 22,000. Lastly, both Plus and Max variants will also come with dual-tone paint options, which will cost an additional Rs 20,000.
Citroen C3 Aircross
As mentioned previously, the Citroen C3 Aircross has become the most affordable compact SUV in the segment, beating the previous most affordable model, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. In terms of exterior design, the Citroen C3 Aircross continues to boast the same design language as its siblings, the C3 hatchback, and the C5 Aircross.
The model on the front features the brand’s Chevron logo integrated into the front chrome grille. The C3 Aircross misses out on LED headlamps and uses a conventional halogen setup for the front light. However, it does feature daytime running LED strips, as seen in the C3 hatchback. The SUV also comes with old pull-type door handles and LED tail lamps connected by a black strip across the boot lid.
C3 Aircross Interior
Moving on to the inside of the new Citroen C3 Aircross, it comes equipped with features such as a 10-inch (26cm) touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car also gets a new 7-inch (17.8 cm) color TFT cluster screen with up to 6 modes for displaying vehicle information, as well as options to monitor trip computer, fuel consumption, and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System to aid eco-driving.
Currently, the only engine option offered with the Citroen C3 Aircross compact SUV is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. This is the same engine that powers its hatchback sibling, C3. This engine, which at the moment is only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox, delivers a maximum power of 110 PS and 190 Nm of torque.
Citroen C3 Aircross Automatic on the Horizon
Just a few weeks ago, it was reported that the company could be soon also launching the Citroen C3 Aircross with an automatic transmission. It was reported that during its Indonesian market launch, the same car received a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard. It was then reported that the company would most likely be offering the same 6-speed automatic transmission in India as well. Prior to this, a while ago, the company gave a reason for not launching the C3 Aircross with an automatic transmission. The company at the time stated that it could not source an automatic transmission supplier in time.