Citroen C3 Aircross Vs Hyundai i20

Citroen C3 Aircross Vs Hyundai i20
The Citroen C3 Aircross might be next in the line-up of the French manufacturer in India. Comparing the newcomer in the sub 4 meter SUV and India’s most premium hatchback that is Citroen C3 Vs Hyundai i20 lets you decide if you should go for the sub 4 meter category or stay in the hatchback segment.

Citroen C3 Aircross Vs Hyundai i20: Engine

Engine options in the hyundai i 20
 The Citroen C3 Aircross comes with a 1.2 liter petrol engine with both naturally aspirated and turbocharged options. The diesel motor might be the 1.5 Liter unit that makes 100bhp. 
The new i20 will be powered by a variety of engine-gearbox combinations. The base model will have the 1.2 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine making 86bhp. The more exciting option will be the 1.0L turbo petrol making 120hp which will make it the most powerful hatchback in the segment. The diesel on the other hand has a 1.5L engine that makes 98hp.
 Citroen C3 AircrossHyundai I20
Engine Type1.5-liter Diesel1.5-liter Diesel
Displacement (cc)1,493
Max Power (bhp)100bhp98bhp
Max Torque (Nm)249Nm240Nm

Citroen C3 Aircross Vs Hyundai i20: Transmission

The Citroen C3 gets a 6-speed AMT and a manual gearbox option.  The AMT gearbox likes to shift slowly and comfortably but of course the 6-speed manual likes to do what you want. 
The i20 offers a Variety of gearbox options but the diesel is not offered with an automatic and the petrol is not offered with a manual. The petrol engine gets a 7-speed DCT that feels smooth in between the gears. There is also an iMT option that makes it a simpler manual, offered only with the petrol.
 Citroen C3 AircrossHyundai I20
Transmission typeAutomatic/ManualAutomatic
Gearbox6-speed7-speed DCT/6-speed manual
Drive TypeFWDFWD


Citroen C3 Aircross Vs Hyundai i20 dimensions
The Citroen C3 being a sub 4 meter SUV is longer in the wheelbase by just 24mm but is not wider than the i20. The C3 is of course taller than the i20 and has more ground clearance. 
MeasurementsCitroen C3 AircrossHyundai I20
Ground Clearance253m170mm

Steering, suspension and brakes

Front dashboard of citroen c3
The Citroen is known for the ride quality, the suspensions provide a smooth ride as the C3 gets the hydraulic suspension. The steering in the European model is on the lighter side which makes it a good city ride but as it gains speed there is no noticeable weight gain in the steering wheel. 
The i20 also has a great ride quality, it handles the Indian roads pretty well. The most important aspect about the i20 is the ride quality and the steering works well on city as  well as on highways. 
 Citroen C3 AircrossHyundai I20
Front Suspension Macpherson Strut Suspension With Double Progressive Hydraulic CushionsMcPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionTwist Beam Axle With Single Progressive Hydraulic CushionsCoupled torsion beam axle
Steering TypeElectricElectric
Front Brake TypeDiscDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrumDrum
Tyre Size205/60 R16195/55 R16

Citroen C3 Aircross Vs Hyundai i20: Interior

Citroen C3 interior and seats
Citroen is known for comfort and the C3 Aircross is not an exception. The seats are comfortable and the cabin is more practical and premium. The C3 Aircross in the European market gets a panoramic sunroof which if provided in the Indian variant will be a segment 1st. It gets a 7-inch infotainment system with Android auto and Apple car play along with navigation. 
The i20 has a large central 10.25-inch touch screen that is seen in Hyundai Venue. The infotainment system comes packed with apple car play, android auto, navigation and Hyundai’s blue link. It is equipped with a 7-BOSE speaker setup that will be first in class. The seats are premium as always and the boot space is also large compared to other hatchbacks. 
 Citroen C3 AircrossHyundai I20
Multi Information Display✔️✔️
Leather Seats✔️✔️
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel✔️✔️
Electronic Adjustable SeatFront❌ 
Ventilated Seats✔️
Infotainment System7-inch touch screen Infotainment10.25-inch touch screen Infotainment
Speaker System7
Cooled Glove Box

Comfort and convenience.

Citroen C3 Aircross Vs Hyundai i20 features comparision
The Citroen C3 Aircross gets a bunch of driver assist features in the European market. When it comes to comfort and convenience the C3 is a clear winner with great boot and ADAS. The Indian variant might lose some features to match the price but it might retain some. 
The i20 on the other hand gets ventilated seats and a sunroof with the top variant. It does get rear AC vents that are plus point being to a hatchback.
FeaturesCitroen C3 AircrossHyundai I20
Power Steering✔️✔️
Power Windows Front✔️✔️
Power Windows Rear✔️✔️
Power Boot✔️✔️
Automatic Climate Control✔️✔️ 
Air Quality Control✔️
Remote Trunk Opener✔️✔️
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Remote Engine Start/Stop✔️
Adjustable Headrest✔️✔️
Rear Seat Centre ArmRest✔️✔️
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts✔️✔️
Cup Holders Front✔️✔️
Cup Holders Rear✔️✔️
Rear AC Vents✔️✔️
Multifunction Steering Wheel✔️✔️
Cruise Control✔️✔️
Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
Navigation System✔️✔️
Find My Car Location✔️
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
Foldable Rear Seat60:40 Split60:40 Split
Smart Access Card Entry✔️✔️
Engine Start Stop Button✔️✔️
Voice Control✔️✔️
Hands-Free Tailgate✔️✔️
KeyLess Entry✔️✔️
Drive Modes
Autonomous ParkingSemi


Citroen c3 aircross
The Citroen C3 Aircross has obtained a 5-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP test. The new i20 has not gone through the crash test yet but the previous model did get a 3-star safety rating.

Citroen C3 AircrossHyundai I20
Anti Lock Braking System✔️✔️
Brake Assist✔️
Central Locking✔️✔️
Power Door Locks✔️✔️
Child Safety Locks✔️✔️
Anti Theft Alarm✔️✔️
No Of Airbags66
Rear Seat Belts✔️✔️
Seat Belt Warning✔️✔️
Door Ajar Warning✔️✔️
Side Impact Beams✔️✔️
Front Impact Beams✔️✔️
Traction Control✔️✔️
Vehicle Stability Control System✔️✔️
Engine Immobilizer✔️✔️
Crash Sensor✔️✔️
Electronic Stability Control✔️✔️
Follow Me Home Headlamps✔️
Rear Camera✔️✔️
Isofix Child Seat Mounts✔️ ✔️
Heads Up Display✔️
Hill Assist✔️✔️
Hill Descent Control✔️✔️
360 View Camera
Off road features


i 20 prices
The Citroen C3 Aircross will of course be priced more than the i20. It is expected to be priced between ₹9 Lakh to ₹14 Lakh Ex-showroom. The i20 is priced between ₹6.79 Lakh to ₹11.32 Lakh ex showroom. 

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Citroen UK

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