It’s the fifth best-selling mannequin in its class and to proceed climbing, Citroën has subjected the Citroën C3 Aircross to a small restyling. At Diariomotor we’ve been capable of see the results of this replace in first individual and we’ve finished it from starting to finish. Actually: we’ve sneaked into the Figueruelas manufacturing unit (Zaragoza) after which received on board this small SUV. That is the Citroën C3 Aircross, a automotive for all audiences. When, on the time, we met him, we might already discover his aesthetic adjustments. Enhance your presence due to a extra sturdy entrance that integrates the brand new lighting signature made up of LED headlights (commonplace all through the vary) and a grill with a unique design. It debuts two new fashions of wheels, the 16-inch XCross and the 17-inch Origami, and the quarter home windows can now put on orange or chrome tones. To this cocktail we should add three new colours (Kaki Grey, Voltaic Blue and Polar White), two shades for the ceiling and 4 shade packs that give rise to 70 completely different combos.
Inside, the C3 Aircross opens three new environments (City Blue, Metropolitan Graphite and Hype Grey) and improves components reminiscent of supplies, perceived high quality or luminosity due to its new, distinctive practicable ceiling in its class. Guess on options to make the most of area reminiscent of its modularity: the rear bench strikes as much as 15 centimeters, is split into two impartial components (1/Three and a pair of/3) and its seats may be reclined in 5 completely different positions. The boot, in the meantime, gives a capability of 410 liters that may develop to 520 with the rear bench ahead.
4 engines accessible
Within the technological part, its new nine-inch touchscreen with voice recognition, Mirror Display screen and Citroën Join Nav linked navigation (commonplace from Really feel Pack model), shade head-up show or Grip Management with Hill Help Descent (non-obligatory on Shine model). It additionally has twelve driving aids and as commonplace there’s ESP, ABS with digital brake distribution and emergency braking assist, involuntary lane change alert, really useful relaxation indicator or recognition of pace restrict indicators. .
Its mechanical provide is predicated on two pillars: gasoline and diesel. Whatever the selection we’ll meet very balanced engines by way of efficiency and consumption. In gasoline we’ve the PureTech 110 with a six-speed guide gearbox and the PureTech 130 with an EAT6 automated transmission. And in diesel we’ve at our disposal the BlueHDi 110 (six-speed guide transmission) and the BlueHDi 120 (EAT6 automated transmission).
The Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 in motion
Earlier than beginning, there’s something I wish to emphasize: the driving place of the French SUV. After making the related changes, it isn’t lengthy earlier than you understand that it forces you to undertake an upright place that’s most pure, one thing that can assist us on the journey that awaits us as a result of it would assist in order that fatigue shouldn’t be seen.
That is additionally contributed by Superior Consolation seats. It’s the first time that they’re accessible on this mannequin and its affect on journey consolation is noticeable. Not solely have they got a thicker foam, but in addition a key ergonomics to help the again completely. After all: in the event you just like the seat to carry you, you’ll not be totally comfy as a result of they’re broad.
Variations in metropolis and freeway
We start our journey with the C3 Aircross to the Mallos de Riglos, a spectacular panorama within the province of Huesca that I like to recommend you go to. Up there bumpy again roads await us the place It doesn’t take lengthy for the suspension to affix that comfy journey: Though it’s mushy, it filters imperfections very nicely, softening the driving. The route has an accurate steerage, however I do miss that it transmits extra info to me about what occurs underneath my toes.
In sure demanding sections of our journey I observe that it’s much less agile than within the metropolis or freeway, the place aerodynamic and rolling noises creep in as a consequence of its rounded ergonomics. Within the situation by means of which we transfer, the Citroën C3 Aircross lacks lightness and elasticity within the quickest adjustments of help and, as well as, it rocks when cornering: regardless of this, it gives good normal stability.
A solvent engine
The block with which our unit is provided is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder with 110 HP of energy whose dancing companion is a six-speed guide transmission, which is aware of the way to make the most of the qualities of the engine to which it’s related. A propellant that he has no downside transferring the C3 Aircross with nice ease no matter whether or not we’re touring by means of the town, a freeway or a standard freeway.
We arrived at our vacation spot with one factor clear: we should not have an SUV targeted on enjoyable or passionate driving. Fairly the opposite: the Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 It’s designed to go easily from one level to a different. A fundamental mission, however it isn’t the one one you possibly can face with out solvency. The French SUV will reply and ship in any situation… so long as we don’t over-demand it. To this appropriate dynamic we should add area, a superb dose of kit, a number of customization choices and a value (from 16,290 euros) based on all the pieces it gives. It’s, briefly, a automotive suitable for all audiences.