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New Citroën C3 Aircross: cheapest turbo SUV in Brazil.

Written by Paulo S. Nogueira
Published 29/11/2023 às 17:39
Stellantis, Citroën C3 Aircross, compact SUV, C3 hatch, CMP platform, B-SUV, third row of seats, 1.0 turbo engine, Fiat Pulse, Peugeot 208, CVT transmission, trunk, tech center, digital cluster, Citroën Connect Touchscreen , Android Auto, Apple Carplay, parking sensor, alloy wheels, rear seats, skid plate.
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please, the revolution that the model brings to the compact SUV segment and its technological innovations. The Citroën C3 Aircross promises to win over consumers with its bold design and spacious interior, offering more comfort and versatility. This launch by Stellantis promises to shake up the automotive market and become an irresistible option for those passionate about adventure and style. Stay up to date with all the details and news about this incredible new development.

stellantis, Citroën C3 Aircross, SUV compact, C3 hatch, CMP platform, B SUV, third row of seats, 1.0 turbo engine, Fiat Pulse, Peugeot 208, CVT transmission, trunk, tech center, digital cluster, Citroën Connect Touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple carplay, Parking Sensor, alloy wheels, rear seats, skid plate.

At the time of purchase, you can choose to add the Banquise White Bitone Roof, together with the Protection Pack, which includes the crankcase protector and the sill protector. In addition, the Design Pack is also offered, which includes the front grille trim and the side door protector. These personalization options ensure that the vehicle meets customers' individual needs and preferences, offering greater protection and a distinctive design. These options can be added to the vehicle of choice during the purchase process, providing more safety and style for drivers and passengers.

The new Citroën Aircross Shine Turbo 200 AT SUV option offers a set of items in the Protection Pack, which includes a crankcase protector and sill protector, along with the Comfort Pack, consisting of fog lights and reversing camera, in addition to the Design Pack , which features front grille trim and side door protectors.

This new option has a price of R$ 129.990 and also includes the black Perla Nera two-tone roof, 17” alloy wheels and 215/60 tires, seats and steering wheel with premium upholstery, speed controller with integrated limiter, skid plate front and rear, radiator grille in glossy black and exclusive rear finish in glossy black.

Available options

New SUV Citroën Aircross Feel Pack Turbo 200 AT

Citroën's Aircross Feel Pack Turbo 200 AT model comes with two additional packages: Pack Protection, which includes crankcase protector and sill protector, and Pack Design, which includes front grille trim and door side protector. The price is R$119.990.

In addition to all the items in the Feel version, the SUV comes with Parking Sensor rear, alloy wheels 16” with 205/65 tires, side airbags, armrest on the driver’s seat and electric mirrors. There are also options available for customizing the vehicle.

Therefore, the options and costs of Citroen C3 Aircross they looked like this:

New SUV Citroën Aircross Feel Turbo 200 AT

Price: R$109.990 (online only)

Turbo 200 engine with up to 130 hp

Seven-speed CVT automatic transmission, with sequential shifts and three driving modes

10” Citroën Connect touchscreen with Android Auto e Apple carplay wireless with steering wheel controls

Three USB ports, including two for the second row

Tire pressure monitoring

Stability and traction control with hill start assistant

Daytime running lights (DRL) with LEDs

Six speakers

Air conditioning

Height-adjustable driver's seat

Electric front and rear windows with one-touch function

16” wheels with 205/65 tires

Electric locks with remote key activation


Fuel nozzle with electrical unlocking

Longitudinal bars on the ceiling


As far as devices are concerned, the 10-inch multimedia entertainment system is identical to that of the hatchback model and is available in all versions of the car. Additionally, it includes USB-A ports, power windows for all occupants, four airbags, progressive electric steering, reversing camera, Parking Sensor rear view, LED daytime running lights and electric mirrors.

A stellantis announced in a presentation that the Citroen C3 Aircross with capacity for seven passengers will only be launched in 2024 “for market reasons”. The expectation is that the SUV with this configuration will be launched close to the arrival of the new Chevrolet Spin, which will also undergo a major renovation next year.

'We believe that the 1.0 turbo engine is more than suitable for the C3 Aircross, due to the CMP platform that allows us this modularization. This results in more safety, space and robustness, without adding as much weight. The numbers prove this understanding,' stated Márcio Tonani, vice-president of the technology center at stellantis, during the presentation.

Inside, on the other hand, changes are minimal. The finish is practically identical to that of the C3 hatch, but with details in a different color and a new seven-inch digital panel exclusive to Citroën. Furthermore, the air conditioning was reinforced to serve not only the front seat occupants, but also the passengers in the other rows.

Weight and Structural Changes in the New Citroen C3 Aircross

The weight of just over 1.200 kilograms resulted in averages lower than those of other models from the automaker, such as the Fiat Hatchback, however, the justification is that the car was manufactured with high-strength steel, received a new suspension and additional equipment, in addition to being larger in size.

A stellantis promised that, with the structural changes, the C3 Aircross would become quieter and have a suspension better suited to Brazil. This version was developed locally and will be produced in the industrial hub of Porto Real, in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

In terms of performance, the ground height reaches a reasonable 23cm, providing a feeling of robustness characteristic of a Compact SUV. Another strong point is the trunk of the C3 Aircross, which has a capacity of 493 liters with five seats, expanding to 1.080 liters with all rear seats countered.

A stellantis had already announced that the Citroen C3 Aircross would be equipped with the 1.0 turbo engine of the GSE family, the same one used in the Fiat pulse and Peugeot 208. In this SUV, the engine produces 130 hp and 20,4 kgf/m of torque, combined with a CVT type transmission with seven-speed simulation. According to the manufacturer, the vehicle reaches 0 to 100 km/h in 9,7 seconds and has a consumption of 7,4 km/l in the city and 8,6 km/l on the highway with ethanol, and 10,6 km/l on the highway. city ​​and 12 km/l on the highway with gasoline.

Physically, we are talking about a vehicle with good dimensions, measuring 4,32m long, 1,72m wide, 1,67m high and with a wheelbase of 2,67m — the latter being the largest in Brazil in the category, which allowed Citroën to offer the C3 Aircross in seven-seat versions. This makes this SUV be the only one in your category to have a third row of seats.

Furthermore, there were improvements in access to the rear passenger compartment, which, according to the stellantis, is the most comfortable in the segment, especially if we consider the second row of seats. The third row seats are also foldable and removable, an innovative feature for this type of configuration in the Brazilian market.

The manufacturer stellantis introduced into the Brazilian market the latest Citroen C3 AircrossTo SUV compact family-based C3 hatch. During an event in Praia do Forte, Bahia, the manufacturer revealed all the details of the vehicle, which arrives as the SUV compact most affordable turbo in the country, with a starting price of R$109.990.

Although the C3 Aircross shares elements with the hatchback, it is a completely different car. According to the stellantis, the objective is to compete in the B-SUV, the most competitive on the national market. To achieve this, the car's design was radically revised and built on the CMP platform.

Source: Channel Tech

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