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Citroen C3 Aircross

Citroen launches the C3 Aircross to compete with the Renault Captur

New Citroen C3 Aircross compact SUV will be launched in Ireland this November.

LOOKING TO BUY a new compact SUV? Well, from November you will be able to add the all-new Citroen C3 Aircross to your shopping list.

The C3 Aircross is Citroen’s smallest SUV to date and enters the highly competitive B-SUV segment, which currently accounts for 16 per cent of all new vehicle registrations in Ireland. This means the C3 Aircross rivals the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Opel Grandland X and Renault Captur as well as the forthcoming Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic, SEAT Arona, and Volkswagen T-Roc.

The C3 Aircross features some bold body styling with strong graphic features such as the contrasting colour roof bars and ‘Venetian blind’ rear lights. Customers will have plenty of ways to customise their C3 Aircross with loads of different personalisation combinations, distinctive designs and contrasting colour packs.

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You can personalise the colours on the roof bars, headlight surrounds, wheel centre caps, door mirrors and rear C-pillar, which is perspex to allow more light into the cabin. Higher spec models will also get chunky looking plastic bash plates on the front and back that are painted in anthracite.

The personalisation also extends into the cabin where there will be a choice of colours and materials offered depending on trim level.

The C3 Aircross features a number of new technologies including wireless smartphone charging, a first for Citroen, as well as voice activated 3D sat-nav, keyless entry and start, a reversing camera, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.

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There will be a choice of Blue HDi diesel and PureTech petrol engines and although four-wheel drive isn’t available, the C3 Aircross features Citroen’s Grip Control with Hill Descent Assist. This system uses a combination of technologies to control the amount of intervention given to the front wheels depending on the surface, allowing for greater levels of traction.

We will find out more about the Irish prices and engine lineup in October, which is also when the order books are set to open.

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