September 2017 News
Following its unveiling just a few weeks ago, Citroën has now announced prices for its baby SUV. Arriving in UK showrooms from 1st November, the C3 Aircross is offered in a choice of two trim levels in diesel guise, with the option of a pair of powerplants – a 98bhp 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 unit and a more powerful 118bhp BlueHDi 120 engine. Prices start at £17,220 for the Feel BlueHDi 100, which undercuts its sister car, the Vauxhall Crossland X, by almost £1,500 in its cheapest diesel guise. Best-in-class interior space, as well as a boot that measures 520 litres are two of the car’s greatest attributes, while wireless smartphone charging and hill descent assist are offered for the first time. All models feature distinctive styling, including venetian blind-style rear quarter lights, an elevated driving position, wheel arch extensions, large wheels and rugged kickplates both front and rear. On the Flair trim level, a bi-tone roof is available in a choice of three colours, which can be combined with one of four exterior colour packs, giving a total of 85 permutations. Roof bars, wheel centre caps, door mirrors and light surrounds can all be colour co-ordinated for extra personalisation. Safety and well-being is given a high priority, with 12 driver aids added to the C3 Aircross, including a colour head-up display, traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking, park assist, a reversing camera, keyless entry and start, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring. Key to the car’s interior is a seven-inch touchscreen that integrates functions like the air conditioning, navigation, phone and radio. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink are also offered on some versions. Prices start at £17,220 for the Feel BlueHDi 100 and rise to £19,720 for the Flair BlueHDi 120. All editions come equipped with a manual gearbox, and are available to order now ahead of the first cars turning up at dealers in advance of the 1st November launch date.
July 2017 News
When Citroën announces Edition and Platinum versions of a model range, you know that its days are numbered, with the C4 hatchback the latest recipient of the nomenclatures. An all-new model isn’t currently planned, so the mid-sized Citroën will die off without a replacement being introduced. The Edition trim level is offered with a single diesel option, in BlueHDi 100 guise, with the better specified Platinum model given the choice of the same BlueHDi 100 powerplant or more powerful BlueHDi 120 unit with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Prices start at £18,820 and rise to £22,140. Standard equipment on both models includes alloy wheels: 16-inch on the Edition, 17-inch on the Platinum, as well as a leather steering wheel and gear knob, air conditioning, cruise control, electric front windows, rear parking sensors, DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Platinum versions also gain dualzone climate control, electric rear windows, a seven-inch navigation system, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, an autodimming rear view mirror, front fog lights and chrome door mirrors. The revised range is available to order now, with the first cars turning up at dealers shortly.
A new addition to the C1 range has been announced by Citroën, named Feel Edition, and offered with a choice of 68bhp 1.0 VTi engine or the more powerful 82bhp 1.2 PureTech unit. Prices start at £11,145 for the former and £11,495 for the latter, and costs £250 more than the Feel model the car is based upon. Additional equipment includes a rev counter, 15-inch black wheel covers, white door mirrors, Feel Edition graphics and white dashboard appliqué and touchscreen surround. The no-cost paint option is this Pacific Green colour that is unique to the C1 Feel Edition, with Gallium Grey and Caldera Black available for an extra £245.