The term compact SUV is applied these days to a whole range of car, some of which aren’t really compact and some not really SUVs. But with the new 2017 Citroen C3 Aircross the nail is hit bang on the head. The car does possess enough space and off road abilities to deserve the title of ‘sport utility’ and it truly is compact, being based on the C3 city car.
Citroen C3 Aircross is also cute and charming and versatile,boasting funky looks and an interior which is a tad unusual but under no circumstances boring. Among the main highlights of the car there is the modular design and a large opening panoramic glass sunroof, a more than acceptable boot with good height and depth, and remarkable technology features such as Grip Control, Hill Descent Assist, 12 driver assistance systems (including Colour Head-up Display) Active Safety Brake, Intelligent Beam Headlights and Speed Sign Recognition and Recommendation, as well as Park Assist and Citroen Connect Nav, connectivity technologies such as Wireless Smartphone Charging.
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Even though Citroen C3 Aircross is only 4.15 long, interior space in this car is really outstanding. You get 410-litres of cargo space which can increase to 520-litres thanks to the modular design of the split/sliding rear seats. The C3 Aircross is also highly customizable with 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels, Natural White, Ink Black, Misty Grey, Cosmic Silver, Passion Red, Breathing Blue, Soft Sand, Spicy Orange body colors in combination with Ink Black, Natural White, Spicy Orange or Soft Sand roof colors, and five different designs for the interior each with its won theme and colors.
Engine-wise the smallest Aircross gets a choice of the BlueHDi 120 S&S with a 6-speed manual gearbox or the BlueHDi 100 manual for diesels, and PureTech 130 S&S with a 6-speed manual gearbox, PureTech 82 engine with a manual gearbox, and PureTech 110 S&S engine a manual gearbox or an EAT6 automatic for petrol.