The Citroen Aircross is a crossover SUV that has been making waves since its launch. The initial concept showed a car with appealing exterior and a well-equipped cabin. In order to reach to more customers, the French automobile manufacturer is planning to introduce the Citroen Aircross 2017 which will come with fine-tuned features.
Citroen Aircross 2017 – Features and Design:
According to the car maker, the Aircross will be based on the C3 Picasso or Peugeot 207 platform. This means that the new car will share a lot of features with these two models. It will also borrow some features from the C4 Cactus. The entire exterior will look contemporary with sophisticated features and classic colors. The car’s SUV property will be well brought out by smart curves and overtures. A grille bar with the company’s badge on it will be one of the major highlights in the front end of the Citroen Aircross 2017. Other front features include an extra deeper grille & fog lights in the lower fascia and slim headlights. On the sides, there will be toned-down skirts, power-adjustable mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Some wide LED taillights and stylish exhaust tips will glaze the rear end.
Concerning interior, the Citroen Aircross 2017 will feature an upholstered fabric cabin. Some models will get leather and others corduroy. The new model is expected to come with a good space design, so issues of limited leg room will not arise in the SUV. The steering wheel and seats will be installed with ergonomics in mind, so they will be user-friendly. A modern infotainment system consisting of a wide screen display and a myriad of digital buttons will be some of the technological features in the Citroen car. Other tech equipment includes an automatic climate control system, a navigation system, and a powerful audio system. Connectivity features such as Smartphone integration, Bluetooth and USB are also expected to find them in the car.
Citroen Aircross 2017 – Engine and Associated Details:
The automaker will provide a petrol drivetrain and a hybrid system for the new SUV. The stand-alone engine will be a 1.6-liter I4 engine with 218 hp. The hybrid system will consist of a same engine and a 95-hp electric motor.
The two drivetrains will work with a 5-speed manual transmission. With the most powerful engine, the car will achieve the 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 103 mph. With the same engine, it will record around 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The emission rate will be low for the hybrid powertrain.
Citroen Aircross 2017 – Price, Availability Date, and Competitions:
The base price of the Aircross will be around $22,000. The price will go up to around $40,000 for models with better features. Being a 2017 model, the crossover SUV is expected on the market in the last quarter of 2016 or first quarter of 2017.
The Citroen Aircross 2017 will be rivaled by cars such as Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Acura RDX, Ford Escape, Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV4, Chevrolet Equinox and Mitsubishi Outlander.