Based on the C4, the C4 Aircross is essentially a compact SUV with raised ground clearance and chunkier, more aggressive styling than its hatchback sibling.
With trim levels and engine availability yet to be announced for the UK it has been reported that Citroen’s new Aircross engines will range from 1.6i 115 petrol, max power 85kw, max torque 152Nm and 2.0i 150, max power 113kw, and max torque 198Nm.
The Aircross, said to be suited to ‘modern lifestyles’ with its 442-litre boot, is available with two wheel and four wheel drive in some markets and is also said to be one of the front-runners in its segment for low CO2emissions.
The wheel transmission system allows this car to be driven permanently in four-wheel drive mode, with the torque distributed between the front and rear wheels. Citroen say that the model’s compact dimensions – 4.34m long, 1.80m wide, 1.63m high – and 10.6m will give it manoeuvrability in the urban environment.
Many of the new body style features of the Citroen C4 Aircross are based upon the Hypnos concept car which is evident with its front vents, contours of the bonnet, 18-inch wheels with wide wheel arches, LED vertical vents and its shark fin like rear.
Some other features of the Citroen C4 Aircross includes GPS navigation with touch-screen, USB/Bluetooth connectivity for portable audio players, reversing camera built into the chrome trim on the tailgate, panoramic glass sunroof and specially developed chassis and suspension.
The Citroen C4 Aircross will be launched in Europe at the end of the first half of 2012. The car will go on sale in the UK during the second half of 2012 and prices will be announced closer to the launch date.