Just one trim, one engine, and one option.
The stream of funky, small crossovers never seems to end, and arriving this month to further crowd the segment is the Citroen C3 Aircross. The SUV(ish) sibling to the C3 hatch, the C3 Aircross aims to take on cars like the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR at eye level, with the typical recipe of French flair & quirkiness to set it apart.
It’ll be offered here in just one guise, which will set you back $32,990 before on-road costs. There will also only be one engine, the award-winning 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol PureTech engine, which here produces 81kW and 205Nm. Power goes to the front wheels only, via a 6-speed automatic.
Small SUVs are frequently favoured by young families and their broods, and so the C3 Aircross is packed to the brim with safety tech to keep loved ones safe. You get city-speed autonomous emergency braking as standard, along with blind-spot monitoring, lane departure-warning, driver drowsiness alert, speed-sign recognition, and even automated parking.
You also get niceties like a colour heads-up display, a 7.0-inch touchscreen (replete with DAB+, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto), automatic headlights and wipers, LED daytime running lights, 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, front & rear parking sensors, 180º reversing camera, single-zone climate control, Qi wireless smartphone charging, auto-dimming mirrors, and a high-quality fabric cabin.
Unlike previous offerings, Citroen is limiting the ‘individuality’ appeal to just interesting colour ways that contrast against the paint, with hues like orange, white, black, or beige applied to things like the centre caps, roof rails, rear quarter-windows, interior highlight trim and headlight surrounds. The contrast colour is dependent on the main paint finish chosen which, if you don’t like white, will cost you an additional $595.