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Citroën Aircross may be going into production

21 June 2016

As part of the product offensive that includes 34 new models, Groupe PSA (formerly known as PSA Peugeot Citroën) has announced that the Rennes plant, in France, will start manufacturing a new crossover SUV for Citroën by 2018.

The C84 project is part of a dynamic product strategy that will see four new models launched by the brand in less than 18 months. No details on the car have been announced yet, but reports indicate that Citroen’s next SUV will be based on the funky Aircross concept car.

The Aircross is a hybrid,  powered by a 160 kW and 275 Nm 1.6-litre  petrol engine, paired to a 70 kW and 200 Nm rear-mounted electric motor. This enables 50km of all-electric driving. The Aircross also promises a 4.5-second 0-100km/h time, plus a 1.7 L/100 km fuel economy.

Citroën’s new crossover will be built on the EMP2 platform and manufactured alongside the future Peugeot 5008 and the Citroën E-Mehari.