auto news desk, Hyundai Creta currently remains the best selling SUV in the compact SUV segment. Trouble may soon increase for the Creta. French automobile manufacturer Citroen is going to bring a new SUV. The company has officially announced that it will introduce a new SUV on April 27, 2023. No details have been given about the SUV at the moment; But it is believed to be the Citroën C3 Aircross, which has been spied testing on Indian roads several times.
5 and 7 seater option
The company can offer the Citroen C3 Aircross SUV in two seating layouts. There will also be a 7-seater option along with a 5-seater. The 7 seater model will get bench-type seats in the second and third row. The new model looks bigger than the European-spec C3 Aircross and is expected to measure around 4.4 meters in length. The new SUV from Citroen will be based on the Stellaantis CMP platform, which is also found in the Citroen C3 hatchback sold in India.
look like this
The leaked images reveal that the new model will follow the same design language as the C3 hatchback. It will get a split headlamp setup with daytime running lights (DRL) at the top and main headlights at the bottom. The new SUV will feature rectangular shaped tail-lights. The new model will feature SUV-like design elements. The model will feature shorter front and rear overhangs. It will get a longer wheelbase as compared to the hatchback model. To create more luggage space, the SUV will get a flexible seating option.
will compete with
Its 5-seater model will compete with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder and Skoda Kushaq. While the 7-seater model will compete with Kia Carens and Maruti Suzuki XL6. The interior layout is expected to be similar to the C3 hatchback. It is expected to get a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a digital instrument console, 4 speakers, power windows, auto AC and more.
It is likely to be powered by a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110bhp and 190Nm of torque. This engine is likely to be found in the 7-seater model as well. Although it can be tuned for more power. It is expected to get 6-speed manual and automatic transmission.