Citroen CC21 compact hatchback will be launched in the Indian market after the launch of C5 Aircross and C21. Here's how it could look like.
It is officially confirmed that Citroen will make its debut in our market with the launch of the Citroen C5 Aircross in 2021. Following the first vehicle, the French carmaker will introduce the Citroen C21 compact SUV in the festive season of 2021. While the C5 Aircross SUV will be imported to our shores as a CBU model, the compact SUV will be the first Citroen product to be produced in India. Apart from these two products, Citroen is also planning to launch a compact hatchback and a sedan in our market. Notably, all of these models will be launched in Brazil first.
After the Citroen C5 Aircross, Citroen is planning to launch a compact SUV, a hatchback and a sedan
It is reported that the Citroen’s upcoming compact hatchback will replace the C3 model in the Brazilian market. As of now, it is codenamed as CC21, the Brazil-spec hatchback is expected to be unveiled next year. Before the CC21 is unveiled under its production form, a rendering of the Citroen CC21 hatchback has surfaced the internet. The Citroen CC21 rendering suggests that the hatchback will come with a high stance and rugged-looking front end, which is inspired by the CXPerience Concept. This hatchback will carry forward the similar grille design from the C5 Aircross. The front end is also expected to come with full-LED headlamps.
The CC21 will be underpinned by the more affordable version of the PSA CMP platform, which is also shared with the Peugeot 208. This platform comes with great flexibility that allows it to underpin cars of various body types and different engine options. It is also reported that the production version of the CC21 will undergo testing soon. Previously, a rumour claimed that testing for the hatchback under Peugeot 208’s body has commenced in both Brazil and India.
Citroen CC21 is expected to be launched in India by next year.
The Citroen CC21 is expected to be available with the Pure Tech 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.2-litre Turbocharged Flex petrol unit in Brazil. The power outputs of these vehicles are rated at 84 PS/120N m and 90 PS/127 Nm, respectively. These powertrains will come with a 5-speed manual unit as standard. On the other hand, the India-spec version is expected to get a 1.5-litre diesel engine as well. The hatchback will rival the likes of Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Swift, Maruti Baleno, and Hyundai Elite i20.