Citroen C3-based Compact-SUV Spied on Test, Launch Next Year

by Jatin Chhibber | 19/09/2020
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All-new Citroen C3-based compact-SUV has been recently spied while getting tested on Indian roads. Read the complete report here.

Citroen is currently working out on plans to enter the Indian automotive market. The carmaker will introduce its first product in our market by next year. Citroen has plans to launch a wide variety of new in our country. The first car that the automaker has plans to introduce in our market will be the Citroen C5 AirCross and following its tread will the C3-based compact-SUV. A test mule of the latter has been recently spied on test in India for the first time by rahul_auto_spy. The test mule was heavily camouflaged, but it is expected to look quite appealing in terms of the overall design. Right now, the C3-based SUV is in its initial stages of development, and the automaker will reveal the features and specs of the car soon. Reports suggest that the all-new Citroen compact-SUV will hit the Indian shores by the second half of next year.

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Front-side-look-of-the-SUV

Once launched, it’ll rub shoulders with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300. The upcoming SUV will be based on the company’s CMP platform, which is shared across a lot of European cars. It will likely be deriving power from a 1.2-litre gasoline motor. As per reports, one can also expect Citroen to offer a diesel engine as well as petrol hybrid powertrain. In India, Citroen will be entering the most competitive segment, which is the sub-4-meter segment. Many new entrants are expected to enter this segment in the near future. This month Kia has launched its all-new sub-4-meter SUV named as Sonet, which will is the company’s third product in our market.

Rear-side-view-of-the-SUV

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In terms of looks, the production-spec model of Citroen's compact-SUV will have a great resemblance of bigger C5 AirCross. It will feature a sleek chrome band at the front, which will merge into the LED DRLs and house the Citroen logo. The headlamps will feature a vertically-split layout as seen on the C3. Overall, the design will have a funky theme attached to it. Talking of the interior, Citroen is expected to follow a similar suite there as well.

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