Citroen C3 Aircross fuel economy, booking details, launch timeline revealed

    The Citroen C3 Aircross gets a 110hp 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine; key features revealed.

    Published On Jul 31, 2023 06:58:00 PM

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    Citroen India has revealed fresh details of its upcoming C3 Aircross SUV. The company will be opening bookings for the upcoming SUV in September and prices are expected to be announced around the same time. Deliveries for the C3 Aircross will commence in October 2023. 

    1. Citroen C3 Aircross will get two seating options
    2. Will be offered in a single fully-loaded Max trim
    3. Won't get a sunroof on any variant

    Citroen C3 Aircross powertrain and fuel economy

    The C3 Aircross will come with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine that churns out 110hp and 190Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. An automatic gearbox option is likely to join at a later stage. This engine is the same as the one that powers the C3 turbo hatchback.

    Along with confirming the powertrain details, Citroen has also announced its fuel efficiency details. The C3 Aircross has a claimed ARAI-certified fuel economy figure of 18.5kpl. With this powertrain, the C3 Aircross squarely competes against the entry-level, 1.0-litre turbo petrol variants, or the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol variants of other midsize SUVs.

    Here's how the C3 Aircross' efficiency compares against its rivals. Do note that the ARAI-claimed fuel economy of all other models here is an average of both manual and automatic powertrains. 

    Citroen C3 Aircross fuel efficiency vs rivals
    ModelClaimed fuel economy
    Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 turbo-petrol18.5kpl
    Honda Elevate 1.5 petrol16.11kpl
    Kia Seltos 1.5 petrol17.35kpl
    Hyundai Creta 1.5 petrol16.85kpl
    Volkswagen Taigun 1.0 turbo-petrol18.23kpl
    Skoda Kushaq 1.0 turbo-petrol16.83kpl
    Maruti Grand Vitara 1.5 petrol21.12kpl
    Toyota Hyryder 1.5 petrol21.12kpl

    Citroen C3 Aircross colours, features and option packs

    The C3 Aircross will be offered with both five- and seven-seater configurations. It will also get four customisation packs – Vibe, Elegance, Travel and Care. Colour options will include four exterior monotone shades or six dual-tone shades, and two interior dashboard finishes – bronze and grey.

    Also See: Citroen C3 Aircross to be sold in one trim only

    It will be offered in a single fully-loaded Max trim, and key features include a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.2-inch infotainment screen with connected car tech, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also gets auto start-stop tech, hill-hold assist and a tyre pressure monitoring system, although a sunroof, even a single-pane unit, has been omitted completely. 

    Also see:

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