AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross: UK costs and specs revealed

New 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross: UK costs and specs revealed

The newly-facelifted Citroen C3 Aircross compact crossover is now on sale within the UK, forward of arriving on roads in June. Costs for Citroen’s Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Crossland rival – which has had its first main overhaul since its launch in 2017 – begin from £17,320 with a line-up of seven fashions to select from.

Updates for 2021 embrace a brand new look, inside tweaks that improve practicality and storage, plus some new cabin expertise.

The design modifications are most hanging on the entrance, with a revised decrease apron part that contains a bigger air consumption and a sharper trying entrance bash plate. The C3 Aircross’s distinctive cut up headlights stay, however the decrease lights transfer from the rounded squares of the previous mannequin to thinner rectangular models, linked in to a brand new entrance grille.

Adjustments elsewhere aren’t as vital, however the automobile’s color palette has expanded with seven new shades, and patrons now select from a complete of 70 contrasting physique and roof paint schemes. 

The C3 Aircross’s Color Packs stay although. These add a splash of contrasting color to the entrance skid plate, mirrors and rear quarter home windows. A brand new diamond minimize and gloss black alloy wheel design additionally arrives, out there in 16 and 17-inch sizes. 

On the within, the fundamental design and structure of the dashboard stays, however Citroen has launched new trim choices with three “ambiences” for UK patrons to select from. Fundamental vehicles use gray fabric seat upholstery with tender gray plastic dashboard surfacing, however a scheme referred to as Metropolitan Graphite introduces graphite man-made leather-based and gray material upholstery with a strip on the higher a part of the seat backrests and a dashboard strip in flecked gray.

On the high finish of the line-up, patrons can select actual leather-based upholstery with the Hype Gray ambiance, combining grey-green leather-based on the seats and dashboard with graphite man-made leather-based swatches. Each the Metropolitan Graphite and Hype Gray schemes at the moment are out there with the Superior Consolation seats seen on the bigger C5 Aircross, too. 

Elsewhere inside, high-spec variations of the C3 Aircross at the moment are out there with a bigger and sharper nine-inch central touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. There’s additionally a brand new, bigger central console with extra space for storing, that may be accessed by these up entrance and passengers within the rear seats. 

Core driver help applied sciences resembling pace signal recognition, computerized emergency braking and computerized high-beam management are included. Additional help options, resembling a head-up-display and a top-down model 360-degree parking digicam, will be specified. Off-road capabilities resembling hill-descent management and a grip management choice function will be optioned. 

The engine line-up within the UK consists of three choices, with no electrified choices out there. The vary kicks off with a PureTech 110 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine growing 108bhp and sending drive to the entrance wheels by means of a six-speed guide gearbox. CO2 stands at 134g/km, rising to 136g/km relying on spec. It’s additionally out there with an eight-speed computerized transmission. 

Extra energy is offered with the PureTech 130, growing 128bhp, which can also be provided with the selection of a six-speed computerized gearbox. Citroen will proceed to supply a diesel – the 108bhp BlueHDi unit with a six-speed guide transmission.

The road-up options three trim ranges: C-Collection, Shine and Shine Plus. 

Entry degree C-Collection vehicles are solely out there with the PureTech 110 1.2-litre petrol choice and a six-speed guide gearbox, priced from £17,320. Commonplace gear consists of 16-inch alloy wheels and the ‘Regal Crimson’ color pack for the outside. Automated LED headlights with daytime working lights are additionally included, together with gray fabric upholstery, the brand new centre console and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with smartphone mirroring expertise. A six-speaker sound system is customary too. 

Security gear consists of lane departure warning, site visitors signal recognition, cruise management with pace limiter operate and reverse parking sensors. 

Mid-range Shine fashions begin from £19,615 with the PureTech 110 guide, extending to £21,195 to the PureTech 130 with an computerized gearbox. That is the entry level to the diesel line-up too, with the BlueHDi 110 guide priced from £20,825. Black is the tint for the outside color pack, whereas it receives Mica Gray fabric upholstery too, alongside the brand new nine-inch touchscreen system with navigation. Lively security brake with ahead collision help additionally comes as customary. 

Vary topping Shine Plus vehicles begin from £21,225, once more for the PureTech 110 guide, whereas an computerized PureTech 130 petrol and a BlueHDi diesel are additionally provided. Shine Plus vehicles use a white exterior color pack and in addition use the Metropolitan Gray inside atmosphere with superior consolation seats. Entrance parking sensors and a rear view digicam are customary, as is keyless entry and a flat-folding entrance passenger seat. 

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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross: UK costs and specs revealed


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