If you think you know what an SUV is, the all-new Citroën C3 Aircross will make you think again. It presents a new generation SUV that is robust and protective, while at the same time being quirky and fresh.
Behind the steering wheel, you adopt a high driving position to give you command over the road. Like any true SUV, the C3 Aircross has wheel arches with extended wings and lower sill panels to protect the car from minor impacts.
Unlike most other SUVs however, it is highly customisable with a choice of eight body colours, three roof colours and four Colour Packs presenting more than 80 possible combinations.
You can add your own personal touch to every detail from the roof bars and quarterlights, down to the door mirrors, headlamp surrounds and wheel centre caps.
The C3 Aircross achieves a strong and muscular appearance through the short and high bonnet that houses the slim LED light signature and double chrome bars that are the identity of the brand new models.
Using Citroën's two-tiered light system, it is clear to see the expressive and rugged front end of the C3 Aircross.
The rear profile enhances its character and strong road presence with 3D-effect rear lights similar to those on the New C3. With customisable roof bars, the C3 Aircross provides a fun alternative to the modern SUV.
Colour isn't reserved just for the outside on the C3 Aircross with a choice of five distinctive ambiances: Standard, Metropolitan Grey, Urban Red, Hype Mistral and Hype Colorado which add flashes of colour to the centre console, dashboard and steering wheel.
The C3 Aircross is comfortable and practical as well as being stylish with class leading interior space so that all five seats boast generous leg and head room.
The rear bench seats can be moved forward and folded down to increase the 410 litre boot to a maximum capacity of 520 litres.
The C3 Aircross is bursting with new and innovative technology, as well as being stocked with firm favourites that we have become accustomed to expecting. Smartphones are now a part of everyday life and are something that many of us would find difficult to live without; which is why when they have a low battery percentage, it can cause a mini meltdown. In the C3 Aircross that won't be a problem thanks to its central console that features a dedicated storage compartment for wireless smartphone charging.
Experiencing a breakdown or an accident is an unfortunate part of driving that Citroën have made easier with the Connect Box technology which lets you call a specialised help desk in the event of an accident or breakdown.
Intuitive connectivity is something that the C3 Aircross delivers in abundance through the 7" touchscreen that houses all of the car's settings, phone and media controls. It also has Mirror Screen functionality which is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink where you can take advantage of the multimedia content and apps on your smartphone safely.
The C3 Aircross comes equipped with a range of safety features and intuitive technologies to give you peace of mind when you're behind the wheel. For example, traffic sign recognition will display the current speed limit so that you don't get caught out on unfamiliar roads. Other driving aids include active safety brake, blind spot monitoring and park assist.
The C3 Aircross is available with a range of three PureTech petrol engines (82, 110 and 130) and two BlueHDI diesel engines (100 and 120). The PureTech 110 petrol engine is available with an EAT6 automatic gearbox linked to the Stop & Start function. In addition, the PureTech 130 and BlueHDi 120 are equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Whichever engine you choose will be efficient, economical and capable of taking you anywhere you want to go.