The French automaker Citroen intends to add a new three-row SUV to its current lineup in India. The concept will be created and tailored for developing nations like India and Brazil. A recent media story claims the C3 hatchback would be the foundation for the forthcoming Citroen seven-seater SUV (codenamed CC24). The Citroen C3 Aircross is thought to be the name of the final production model. The vehicle’s test mule was captured on camera several times, showing some intriguing design elements.
Most of its design cues from its younger sibling will be used in this one. The front grille and bumper of the next Citroen 7-seater SUV will be slightly different. Additionally, it will have a fog lamp assembly that is significantly lower than the C3 hatchback. However, the C3 was absent from the prototype. It had 17-inch wheels as standard. We anticipate that the top-end variation will only feature alloy wheels, and the final version may have 16-inch wheels.
The Citroen C3 Aircross will undoubtedly be longer than its hatchback counterpart, as we have already seen in spy photos. It will fit an additional row of seats even if the wheelbase might not alter. The interior will look much like the Citroen C3 and similar to the outside. A 10-inch free-standing touchscreen entertainment system could be included with the upcoming Citroen 7-seat SUV. The device may support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless communication.
There may also be options for features like roof rails, a speed-sensitive auto door lock, a door ajar warning, a digital instrument cluster, a flat bottom steering wheel with a mounted cluster, four speakers, and tilt-adjustable steering.
The 1.2L, 3-cylinder turbocharged and 1.2L, 3-cylinder normally aspirated petrol engines will likely be present in the forthcoming Citroen 7-seater SUV. The former produces 110 horsepower with 190 Nm of torque, while the latter produces 82 bhp with 115 Nm.
In India, sales of the next Citroen C3 Aircross are anticipated to begin before the end of 2023. It will battle the Renault Triber here.