Citroen has two cars in its product lineup for the Indian market – the C3 hatchback and the C5 aircross. Now the company is preparing to enter the compact MPV segment with a new 7-seater model. This MPV will be based on the C3 hatchback. According to the reports, its testing has started. Its prototype has been seen with some unique details.
The new 7-seater car from Citroen will take on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga once it is launched in India.
Let us know what will be unique in this.
Design of the Citroen 7-Seater MPV
The design of the new Citroen 7-Seater MPV will be very similar to the Citroen C3 hatchback. However, it will be longer than this and will have more cabin space. The test model of the Citroen MPV has been spotted with 16-inch wheels instead of the 17-inch units found on the C3. The upcoming model is expected to get plastic body cladding around the body, a larger glass area and a longer rear overhang. At the same time, its ground clearance will also be high.
The new Citroen MPV will be designed on the CMP (Common Modular Platform) of the Stellantis borrowed from the C3 hatchback. Upcoming car in India However, the carmaker could update its architecture for this model, which is over 4 meters long.
Citroen 7-Seater MPV Interior & Features
The interior layout and features of the new MPV are expected to be similar to the C3 hatchback. Its touchscreen infotainment system, instrument cluster, dashboard design, centre console and steering wheel will also be like the C3. Also, more standard features can be found in this 7-seater MPV. It can be made available with 6 and 7-seat configurations. Also, its 6-seater version can come with captain seats in the middle row.
Citroen 7-Seater MPV Engine
The new Citroen 7-Seater MPV will get two engine options. One will be a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol and the other a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine. Both these motors power the C3 hatchback. Its naturally aspirated unit generates 82PS power along with 115Nm of peak torque. At the same time, its turbo motor can generate power of 110PS and torque of 190Nm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit.