Citroen has plans to launch an all-new mini SUV in our market in the coming months. It has been spotted while getting tested in India.
French automaker Citroen is all set to commence its operations in India with their upcoming SUV C5 Aircross It is expected to launch in the Indian market by next month. Citroen has also planned to enter the mini SUV segment in India with a new model, which is codenamed as Citroen CC21. The Mini SUV was recently spied while getting tested in Tamil Nadu. The upcoming Citroen SUV will rub shoulders against the likes of Maruti Ignis and upcoming Tata HBX. But its dimension and equipment level are expected to be similar to that of the Maruti Baleno and Altroz.
The recent spy images reveal that the production-ready model of the car will carry an SUV-ish stance with higher ground clearance. Due to heavy camouflage, the design details are still undercover. One can expect the mini SUV to derive its styling bits from the C5 Aircross. The SUV will feature company’s signature two-part lighting and sleek grille. The interior details are pretty scanty, but the spy pictures confirm that the all-new Citroen Mini SUV will feature a floating touchscreen infotainment unit fitted on the centre console. It is expected to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The upcoming micro SUV will also feature connected car technology, cruise control, keyless entry, automatic climate control and much more.
Mechanically, it is likely to derive power from a fuel-flex system featuring a 1.2-litre gasoline mill with ethanol blends. The ethanol ratio could start from 27 per cent. If it happens, the upcoming Citroen CC21 will become India’s first-ever small SUV to feature flex-fuel powertrain. The automaker is also expected to bring the electric version of the micro SUV, which is reported to be priced around Rs 8 lakh. Moreover, Citroen is also working on an all-new sub-4-meter SUV, which will rival with the likes of Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite and Mahindra XUV300. The all-new sub-4-meter SUV is expected to hit the Indian shores by next year.