Is the new Citroen SUV enough to end DEFINITELY in this category?

Is the new Citroen SUV enough to end DEFINITELY in this category?

New Citroën C3 AirCross (Photo: Kitini/Citroën)

The C3 Aircross, Citroën’s new SUV, also fits into the grandgab category (also called B-SUV), which includes vehicles that accommodate the whole family. It turns out that GM Spin is the absolute leader, as it does not have many competitors. Does the French launch cover this mission?

A new SUV, the C3 Aircross arrives to challenge the market with the GM Spin. Image: Disclosure

C3 Aircross – The new SUV arrives this year in the dealership

The C3 Aircross comes with a proposal that combines boldness, solid design, space utilization and 7 seats. It is part of the C-Cubed project, which includes 3 new cars produced in South America. The first one is already in retailers new C3the second is the Aircross, which has already been presented at a simultaneous event in Brazil and India and is expected to enter the market later this year.

With an iconic design from the first moment, the project was created to provide a unique experience to its users. The goal is to combine comfort, technology and affordability.


“We are very excited to launch the New SUV Citroën C3 Aircross, which completes the brand’s growth in South America. It was created specifically for our consumers, who are looking for a small SUV designed for their family, affordable and able to combine power, attractive design and technology, with space for up to seven people “, says Antonio Filosa, President of Stellantis. in South America .

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New C3 Aircross 7-seater interior. Photo: Reveal

The new C3 The Aircross will be built on the C3 CMP platform, similar to the Peugeot 208. It is not yet confirmed, but it is circulating on the Internet that the SUV will have a 1.0 Turbo Flex T200 engine and a CVT gearbox with seven-speed virtual simulation. If it will have another type of engine we will know only after more information from Stellantis.

Mission Spin, can Aircross do it?

As of April, 5,589 GM Spin models had been registered. Every month, the quantity does not exceed two thousand units, taking into account the most fragmented sector, grandgab, which includes cars that take the whole family (and a little more).

In the general list, it takes the 28th place among the best sellers of the year and in the grandgab category it takes the first place, with a share of 99.20%. Second place goes to Kia Carnival with 22 registrations and only 0.39 percent participation, followed by BYD D1 (14 registrations) and Toyota Sienna (3).

The C3 Aircross will come out strong in this fight, not only because of its cheaper price than other 7-seater cars, but also because of its safety features, embedded technology, good sales potential, cheap maintenance, mid of others.

The Citroen C3 AirCross will be a 7-seater SUV "found" that opponents
The Chevrolet Spin will be the main competitor of the new Citroën C3 AirCross in Brazil (Image: Disclosure)

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