Citroën has released these images ahead of the debut of its C-Aircross concept SUV at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. This funky soft-roader is almost production ready, despite its quirkiness and the final product will be available for sale in Europe later this year.
The chunky little SUV with exaggerated off-road styling comes with plenty of plastic body cladding and skinny headlights on the top.
The manufacturer describes the inside of the vehicle as having a “purified and graphic cabin.” We assume that means that it features clean lines and a simplistic, modern design. The interior of the eye-catching French concept comes with a multimedia system that allows each occupant to choose to listen to their own music or watch their own movie, or to share what they’re watching with other passengers.
Of course we won’t see this trendy little car on our shores as last December the PCSA group in South Africa announced that the Citroën brand will exit South Africa, while the company concentrates on its Peugeot offering in this country. It’s a pity, because we rather enjoyed driving the sporty C4 Cactus a while back, with practical air bumps on its flanks. These air bumps also feature on the C-Aircross.
The C-Aircross will replace the current Citroën C3 Picasso and more than likely be fitted with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines.
Car magazine in the UK reports that the production Citroën (possibly to be dubbed the C3 Aircross) will share some of its hardware with the new Vauxhall (Opel) Crossland X SUV, because of a collaboration with General Motors on the project.