Citroen C3 Aircross Launch

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Citroen C3 Aircross

Citroen has been struggling in the Australian car market. David Brown looks at their new Aircross.

Can Citroen turn the tide with its new C3 Aircross, a small SUV shaped vehicle that only comes in two-wheel drive. And there’s just one model but with good features.

It has a little 3 cylinder engine with a modest 81kW and 205Nm of torque but being turboed fortunately it gets its pulling power at low revs.

A six speed auto is also helpful.

It has Automatic emergency braking but there is a catch.  It only works up to 30km/hr so no five-star crash rating.

And Citroen’s tendance for distinctive, some say eccentric looking cars?

Most notably The Aircross has a strong if somewhat blunt nose

It cost $33,000 plus on roads.

About David Brown 604 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto