Wondering how the Citroen's sub-4m compact-SUV will look like? Here's a digital rendering of the same. Take a look at it here.
The sub-4m compact SUV space is currently the most-heated one in the Indian market. Almost every carmaker has a product to grab a bite of this pie. Those who don’t have one yet, they are planning to launch one soon. Moreover, the French carmaker – Citroen, is planning to make its India debut soon and has a slew of SUVs in the pipeline. While the brand is going to debut with the C5 Aircross, a smaller C3-based sub-4m compact-SUV will be their next product for the Indian audience. But how will it look like? Don’t’ you guys worry, as our sister publication Indian Autos Blog’s rendering artist – Shoeb R. Kalania - has already created a digital rendering of the Citroen C3-based compact-SUV. It must be noted here that once launched, Once launched, the Citroen’s compact-SUV will rival the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet, and Hyundai Venue.
In the above image, the Citroen C3-based sub-4m compact-SUV looks chic and stylish enough to drool a lot of buyers for itself. Since the design takes a lot of inspiration from the C3, the family design language is evident. On the front, it gets vertically-split headlamps, where the upper part of the assembly and Citroen logo merge into each other via two chrome strips.
On the sides, it gets black wheel cladding that gives it the much-needed SUV-ish appeal. Moreover, the 8-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels look fantastic here. Like the bigger C5 Aircross, the pillars are blacked-out to give a floating effect to the roof. Overall, the C3-based compact-SUV looks appealing in this rendering. For this compact-SUV, Citroen is targeting 90-95 per cent localization.
Talking of the mechanicals, it is likely to be offered with 1.2L naturally aspirated 3-pot petrol motor that will put out a peak power output of 83 Hp, while its turbocharged iteration will develop around 110 Hp. A 1.5L DV5 oil burner will also be a part of the package, which was co-developed by Ford and PSA to use in their low-cost offerings. All of these engine options will be available with a 6-speed MT initially, however, an AT will be offered as an option at a later stage.