The C-Aircross is expected to be seen in production form later this year, with UK sales set to begin early next year. Its styling eschews the MPV look of the C3 Picasso for more of an SUV shape.
The concept’s dimensions are very similar to those of both the C3 Picasso and the Nissan Juke, and it has 18in wheels, a panoramic sunroof and rear-hinged rear doors for easy access. Citroën says aerodynamics have also been a focus, with the model featuring air inlets on the bumper and front door guards and a diffuser at the rear.
The interior features a head-up ‘vision board’ display in place of conventional dials and a 12in touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard. There are also a number of storage spaces, including built-in storage bags concealed in the back of the seats as well an area for storing bags out of sight under the centre console.
Two side cameras replace the exterior mirrors, and the concept also sports the on-board high-definition dash cam system that already features on the C3. It allows the sharing of photos and videos via social media.
While the production C-Aircross won’t offer four-wheel drive, it will use Citroën’s electronic Grip Control system, which helps driving on difficult terrain.
Prices for the small SUV are expected to start from around £16,000.