At least that’s what the trailer Citroën released at the recent presentation of the new generation C3 suggests. On it, we can see a largely shrouded car with similar design elements as the new C3 offers, and a bird’s-eye view of the interior with three rows of seats in a 2+3+2 configuration.
The similar appearance and above all the publication of the trailer at the unveiling of the new C3 indicate that the French automaker is appealing for a successor to the “inflated” C3, i.e. the C3 Aircross. And since the newly introduced C3 has moved into the crossover category, it can be expected that there will be some change in the Aircross design as well. The trailer actually just confirms it.
Compared to its predecessor, the new product will certainly grow quite significantly. The current Citroën C3 Aircross measures 4,160 mm in length and has a 2,604 mm wheelbase, the successor is expected to be at least 4.3 meters in length. Even so, this car will represent perhaps the most compact seven-seater car on the market.
Of course, we currently have no official information about the technology, but we can assume that it will be the same as the standard C3. The novelty will probably use the Smart Car platform, which allows the installation of internal combustion engines and electric drive.
The new Citroën C3 Aircross will probably be available at least with a turbocharged petrol three-cylinder or as an electric car with an additional designation in the form of the letter “ë”. The introduction of the car should take place sometime next year.