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Brand New Citroën C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 110 C-Series 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" colour touch screenCoffee Break Alert
Cruise control + speed limiterLane departure warning system
Mirror screen compatible with Apple Carplay and Andriod autoMulti function on board trip computer
Rev counterSpeed limit recognition and recommendation
Variable PAS 

Entertainment

Bluetooth hands free and media streaming with USB socket and jackCitroen connected DAB radio with 6 speakers
Steering wheel mounted controls for stereo and telephone 

Exterior Features

3D C-Series badgingAluminium effect door sill scuff protectors
Auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirrorAutomatic lights
Automatic windscreen wipersBody colour bumpers
Body colour painted door handlesDark tinted rear windows
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Electric rear windows + anti-pinchFront and rear aluminium effect bumper protectors
Front fog lights with cornering functionHalogen headlights with LED daytime running lights
Ink black roof barsRear wiper

Interior Features

0.5L Large bottle rear door storage1.5L Large bottle front door storage
12 volt front socket12 volt rear socket
60/40 split folding rear seatAdditional 12V socket in the rear
Automatic air conditioningBlack carpet mats - C-Series logo, alba mistral soft touch finish with red stitching
Boot lightCloth upholstery with white stitiching and embroidered label
Driver and passenger sunvisor with courtesy mirrorFloor console central storage with 2 cup holders
Front courtesy reading lightsGrey soft touch dashboard facia
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight adjustable front headrests
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelISOFIX outer rear seats mounting points including top tether
Lashing eyelets in bootLeather gear knob
Leather steering wheel with satin chrome insertsThree height adjustable rear head restraints

Packs

City pack - C3 AircrossRegal red colour pack - C-Series - C3 Aircross

Safety

ABS with Electronic brakeforce distribution and Emergency braking assistanceAirbags - Driver/front passenger, front lateral and curtain
Drivers/passengers and rear seats unfastened seat belt warningElectronic stability control
Five 3 point inertia reel seat beltsFront seatbelt pretensioners
Hill start assist functionManual rear child locks
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

AlarmAutomatic boot locking
Automatic door lockingImmobiliser
Locking wheel nutsRemote central locking + deadlocks

Trim

Satin chrome air vent decors 

Wheels

16" Black matrix alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.32CO2 (g/km)109
HC0.026Noise Level dB(A)67
NOx0.03Particles0.0015
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb141
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max154WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min124
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High131WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max168
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min131WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High107
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max134WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min107
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low153WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max175
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min153WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium119
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max146WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min119

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1199Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.5
Engine CodeEB2ADTEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2
EC Urban (mpg)52.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb51.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max41.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min51.5WLTP - MPG - Extra High49
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max38.1WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min49
WLTP - MPG - High59.7WLTP - MPG - High - Max47.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min59.7WLTP - MPG - Low41.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max36.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Min41.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium53.5WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max43.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min53.5 

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power110
Based On ID85961Coin DescriptionPureTech 110
Coin SeriesC-SeriesGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %82NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %64NCAP Safety Assist %60
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage16000
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.1Engine Power - BHP110
Engine Power - KW81Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT151
Engine Torque - MKG20.9Engine Torque - NM205
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed114

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front195/60 R16Tyre Size Rear195/60 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleMATRIX
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1637Length4155
Wheelbase2604Width1765

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1795
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1289Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)410
Max. Loading Weight616Max. Towing Weight - Braked840
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600Minimum Kerbweight1179
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen C3 Aircross

Citroen aims to gain for itself a slice of the lucrative small SUV market with this car, the C3 Aircross. Jonathan Crouch checks it out

Ten Second Review

Like most mainstream brands, Citroen knows it has to address the growing market for small SUV Crossovers characterised by models like the Nissan Juke and the Renault Captur. In response, instead of designing a purpose-designed contender to fill this niche, the French maker has produced a version of its C3 supermini, the C3 Aircross. If we hadn't already seen the ordinary C3, we'd be hailing this as a top Juke or Captur alternative. Perhaps it still is.

Background

Almost every mainstream brand you can think of is piling into the small SUV market, but most are doing so with cars designed for that segment from scratch. So what should we make of this contender, the C3 Aircross? Citroen says this model was indeed designed for the SUV market from scratch, pointing to the fact that this Aircross variant's introduction was planned for as part of the fundamental development of the third generation C3 supermini it's based upon. Whatever. Certainly, the look is unique, though surprisingly, it doesn't feature the 'Airbump' side panels used on the ordinary C3. Roof rails, unique wheels and extra scope for personalisation should do just enough to please potential buyers. Plus there's a smattering of off road-orientated technology too.

Driving Experience

As you'd expect, most of the engineering of this Aircross model is shared with its C3 supermini stablemate. The engines of course are the same, though this SUV-orientated model steers clear of the feeblest C3 units. The range starts with a three cylinder turbo petrol 1.2-litre PureTech 100 unit only offered with 6-speed manual transmission. If you want a petrol auto, you'll need the same engine in PureTech 130 guise, which is only offered mated to Citroen's EAT6 auto 'box. This is the latest Euro 6.3-compliant powertrain, which meets the very highest European emission standards. If you want a diesel, there's the usual 1.5-litre BlueHDi 100 unit, mated to 6-speed manual transmission. This would-be SUV introduced new technologies to the C3 range, including Grip Control with Hill Descent Assist to help in the very unlikely event of an owner being brave enough to take this little Crossover off road. The enhanced traction system clams to provide control and safety even on steep inclines, reducing the risk of slipping or acceleration as the vehicle descends in forward or reverse gear.

Design and Build

The C3 Aircross aims to dominate the road with its raised ground clearance, elevated driving position, front and rear skid plates, large wheels and wheel arch extensions. The body styling is underscored by strong graphic features such as touches of colour on the roof bars, and the 'Venetian Blind' rear quarter-lights. Inside, the ergonomically designed seats are paired with ingenious storage spaces and an uncluttered dashboard. The continuous 360o glazed area and opening panoramic sunroof fill the cabin with light, meaning even greater visibility for both the driver and passengers. The car's centre-dash 7-inch colour touchscreen is there to de-clutter the dashboard but goes too far by including ventilation controls and concealing them behind menus that can be awkward to instantly access when you're using the screen's other functions. As for practicality, well there's a split sliding and folding rear bench, plus 60/40 split-folding and adjustable seat backs. The boot is large by class standards at 410-litres and can be further extended up to 520-litres with the sliding rear bench option available on the Flair trim level.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £19,000 and there's a choice of four trim levels, 'Feel', 'C-Series', 'Flair' and 'Rip Curl'. Most buyers will be opting for the latter two spec levels, in which case a budget in the £21,000 to £22,500 bracket will be needed. This striking SUV has a number of personalisation options. The exterior bi-tone roof, standard on the Flair trim level and available in three colours can be complimented by one of the four exterior colour pack options, giving a total of 85 combinations. The C3 Aircross also features coloured light surrounds, plus special treatment for the door mirrors, wheel centre caps, rear quarter windows and roof bars. Inside, customers can select between five different interior ambiences comprising of special seat upholstery, a range of dashboard textures and door panel designs, and touches of colour on the central console surround, steering wheel, air vents and seat backs. Connectivity and infotainment is taken care of via a 7-inch touchscreen which groups together the key vehicle functions such as air conditioning, radio, telephone and Sat Nav. Safety-wise, there are up to 12 driving aids, including a colour Head-up Display, Speed Sign Recognition, an Active Safety Brake system, Intelligent Beam Headlights, Park Assist, a reversing camera, Lane Departure Warning and a Blind Spot Monitoring set-up.

Cost of Ownership

Almost every fashionable type of technology has been thrown at this car to drive its running costs down and, as you'd expect, the best returns can be achieved from the BlueHDi diesel models. Go for the entry-level BlueHDi 100 variant and you can expect around 70mpg on the combined cycle and 126g/km of CO2. Don't automatically sign on the dotted line for a diesel though, particularly if, like many supermini owners, you don't cover a huge number of annual miles. In the Pure Tech petrol range, the 110hp unit manages 141g/km. The top PureTech 130 petrol variant is rated at 150g/km. All quoted figures are WLTP. Every C3 Aircross comes with a three-year and 60,000-mile warranty and there's also Europe-wide breakdown assistance included from new for the first year you own the car. Looking at the longer term, you also have a 12-year guarantee against rust and 36 months cover for any paintwork defects, though that doesn't include stone chips and other wear and tear damage.

Summary

Citroen claims that this C3 Aircross is a 'people-minded SUV' inspired by customers. Perhaps. It's certainly inspired by a need for the brand to be part of a growing small SUV segment not fully covered for the company by its slightly larger C4 Cactus model. Normally, we're tempted to be slightly disparaging about brands that simply dress up an existing model and try and pretend that it's some kind of SUV but in this case, the design of the original C3 supermini really lends itself to this kind of transformation. The result is a car that in its own way is just as characterful as any Juke or Captur model in this sector. Which means that if you're buying in this category, it could be worth a look.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
50%
Build
60%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£259
Deposit£259
Term (months)47
Cash price£16,998
Credit amount£16,346
Guaranteed future value£5871
Total amount payable£21,403
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.5p per mile
Representative APR3.9%
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