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New Range changes for Multi-award winning Citroën’s C3 Aircross Compact SUV

New Range changes for Multi-award winning Citroën’s C3 Aircross Compact SUV

By Swansway Motor Group 03-09-2019


The brand’s second best-selling model in the UK, behind the C3 supermini – will benefit from a number of important changes from October 2019.

Since launching in the UK in November 2017, Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV has won a host of prestigious awards. This year alone the accolades include ‘Small SUV of the Year’ in the Auto Express New Car Awards; ‘Compact Crossover of the Year’ in the Company Car Today CCT100 Awards 2019; and ‘Best Small SUV’ in the Business Motoring Awards 2019.

With so many wins already under its belt, the changes planned for October 2019 are carefully designed to make the model even more compelling for prospective customers. C3 Aircross Compact SUV, like many other models in the Citroën UK range, has seen a large proportion of sales go to the top-level trim, in this case ‘Flair’, which has so far accounted for over three quarters of 2019 sales. This trim level will therefore be the key area of focus for the October 2019 changes.

orange Citroen C3 Aircross driving on a road

Firstly, from October 2019 production, ‘Flair’ trim will incorporate the ‘Urban Red’ interior ambiance, as standard. This vibrant finish more closely fits the character of C3 Aircross Compact SUV, with red styling details throughout. As a brand synonymous with comfort, Citroën’s C3 Aircross Compact SUV ‘Flair’ will also now include an ergonomic folding driver’s armrest and seat back pockets.

New, and exclusive, to the ‘Flair’ trim, will be the Euro 6.3 compliant 1.2L PureTech 130 EAT6 automatic powertrain, which will help to enhance performance whilst meeting the very latest European emission standards. Even though the new regulations do not come into force until 2021, Citroën has elected to take the proactive step of introducing Euro 6.3 petrol drivetrains well ahead of the deadline. Euro 6.3 engines comply with the ‘Real Driving Emissions Step 2’ (RDE2).

These enhancements to the ‘Flair’ specification are in addition to an already lengthy list of standard equipment. The list includes 17-inch ‘4 Ever’ alloy wheels; Citroën Connect Box Emergency & Assistance System (emergency call system); Active Safety Brake; colour reversing camera; Keyless Entry and Start; and Citroën Connect Nav with a three-year subscription to TomTom® Live for real-time traffic updates. ‘Flair’ models will also continue to enjoy the sliding 60/40 split-folding rear bench with top tether anchoring points, which is particularly useful when fitting child seats. Access is not required through the boot, as is the case with many rivals.

Rear view of an orange Citroen c3 aircross

The award-winning C3 Aircross Compact SUV will remain a standout crowd pleaser thanks to innovative styling cues such as the floating bi-tone roof and highly customisable colour packs. C3 Aircross Compact SUV features up to eight different body colours: Natural White (F), Breathing Blue (M), Platinum Grey (M), Spicy Orange (M), Soft Sand (M), and – new from October 2019 – Pepper Red (M), Cumulus Grey (M) and Perla Nera Black (M).

Combining the exterior body colours, bi-tone roof design, colour options for roof bars, fog light surrounds, and rear quarter windows, there is a wealth of different combinations that allows every customer to personalise their car as they wish.

To celebrate its centenary in 2019, Citroën has previously released the C3 Aircross ‘Origins’ Collector’s Edition. Introduced to pay homage to 100 years of creativity and boldness for the brand, from October 2019, both the ‘Origins’ and the entry level ‘Feel’ trim level will benefit from the fitment of new ‘A-Class’ low rolling resistance tyres for further improved efficiency.

The entire C3 Aircross Compact SUV range will continue to offer a host of safety assistance systems such as Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Recognition, which are standard specification on every version.

It is also possible to add Citroën’s innovative Grip Control® system with Hill Descent Assist as an option on this class-leading compact SUV, ensuring customers can experience unparalleled comfort and traction when driving on any road surface.

The updated C3 Aircross Compact SUV range can be ordered now, with first deliveries commencing from late October 2019.

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