On display at Geneva is an exclusive version of C4 Aircross with all-new Vapor Gray frosted-texture paint. The roof bars, door mirrors and door handles are all chrome-finished to match the new colour, while the two-tone diamond-effect wheel rims sport the same Vapor Gray tone as the interior. Citroen UK has yet to decide which versions will be offered for sale here.
The C4 Aircross will be the main attraction of a packed Citroën display that also includes the newly restyled C1 and Berlingo Multispace and a production version of the C3 Red Block. Also on show will be the complete DS line, including the DS4 Racing concept and new special editions – DS4 and DS5 Paris Rendez-Vous and DS3 Racing S. Loeb.
Citroën DS4 and DS5 Paris Rendez-Vous
The Citroën DS4 and DS5 Paris Rendez-Vous versions feature pearlescent white paint, chrome-finished door mirrors, chrome trim and black diamond-effect 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the club leather interior is finished with the DS line’s signature ‘watchstrap’ design in a warm brown colour with striking blue overstitching.
The leather upholstery is of a quality generally reserved for made to measure products. The club leather finish on the dashboard of the DS4 Paris Rendez-Vous is available in the same brown colour to match the seat upholstery.
Citroën DS3 Racing S. Loeb
The DS3 Racing S. Loeb, a signed and numbered series of just 200 examples based on DS3 Racing. The model is fitted with Citroën’s MyWay navigation system and features a distinctive use of colours and materials. The body is cloaked in a unique matt black colour with a textured effect. Citroën is the first manufacturer to launch a car with this type of paint. The roof, door mirrors, grille, dashboard fascia and gearstick base all feature a contrasting shade of red. The new model also features special decals and sports a numbered identification plate on the roof lining.
Citroën C3 Red Block
Citroën is also displaying the production version of C3 Red Block, which was seen in concept form at Geneva last year. The C3 Red Block comes with more dynamic suspension settings – roughly 50 per cent more stiffness and nearly 25 per cent less roll – with the steering adapted to the new suspension settings for a more defined road feel. The body height has been lowered 25mm, ESP has been fitted as standard and it comes with 17-inch wheels and 205/40 tyres. C3 Red Block is available with three engines, VTi 120 petrol, e-HDi 90 diesel and e-HDi 100 diesel, mated to manual gearboxes.
Inside, C3 Red Block features a gloss black dashboard fascia, while the pedals and front door surrounds are finished in aluminium. The diameter of the steering wheel has been reduced by 20mm and special red leather seat upholstery is available as an option.