Citroen C21 in India soon

Citroen C3 Aircross
It’s just been a few days since the Citroen C5 Aircross bookings are open. Citroen is already testing its sub 4-meter SUV the C21 code name of the C3 aircross. The Indian version of the C21 was found testing without any camouflage, it targets the mass market of the sub 4-meter SUV which has a lot of cars already. 

What to expect?

C3 Aircross grey
It is too early to talk about the feature list but the C3 marketed in Europe has some great features. If launched with the same features there will be a lot of segment first features in the C3. The Citroen C21 in India might drop some features to match the cost to the rivals.

Engine

rear of the car
Citroen has announced that with every model they launch in India they will be offering diesel engine options. 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.

Citroen C3 Aircross Transmission

transmission
The Petrol comes with a 6-speed manual option and an automatic variant that feels a bit laggy in the European model. The Diesel engine is offered with a 6-speed manual only which suits the 100bhp motor.

Suspension and steering

front dashboard citroen c3
The Citroen C21 keeps its DNA by providing a comfortable ride quality by those hydraulic suspensions. 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.

Driver assist features

Citroen C3 Aircross features
The C3 Aircross in the European market gets 12 driver assist features, if not all some of them might come to Indian market.
Feature Description
Blind Spot Monitoring systemThis system alerts you if there is a vehicle in your bilnd spot and displays a orange light in the rear view mirror
Lane Departure warning If the line is approached without indicators the steering wheel counter steers to keep it in the lane. 
Park assistAutomatically detects an ideal space for parking and then controls the steering and throttle to park. This is unlikely to make it to India
Coffee break alertThe system alerts you when it is time to take a break from driving 
Heads up displayAllows you to keep your eyes on the road still having access to a range of essential informations on the heads up display
Speed limit recognitionRecognises the speed limit on the road and displays it on the dashboard. This works nicely with signage that is not consistent in India
Active safety brakes The System automatically applies brakes in case of collision detection or obstacle ahead. 
Driver attention alertThis system monitors the driver’s attention and warns if attention is diverted. 
Intelligent beam headlightsThe headlights automatically dip if it detects oncoming traffic
Keyless entry and startThis is as seen in most of the cars now is a keyless entry feature
Reverse cameraDisplays live rear camera feed on the 7-inch display
Hill start assistPrevents vehicle from unwanted movement on slopes when brake is released

Citroen C3 Aircross Interior

comfort seats
The interior of the Citroen C21 looks like a scaled version of the C5 Aircross. The premiumness in the C5 aircross can be felt in the C3 as well. 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 Applecar play along with navigation.

Citroen C3 Aircross Pricing

side
As a sub 4-meter SUV it must be priced competitively in India. The segment leader Kia Sonet provides most of the features at an attractive price starting from ₹6.79 Lakh to ₹13.13 Lakh. The Citroen C21might be priced anywhere between ₹9 Lakh to ₹14 Lakh ex-showroom. 

Image credits:
Citroen UK

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