The new compact SUV from Citroen, the C4 Aircross, seems to have all it takes to be successful in one of the most competitive segments of the market. After its official launch at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the model will hit the showrooms by the beginning of the summer in both front- and all- wheel drive configurations, and the ‘buzz’ it has generated on the internet is indeed quite promising.
The engine range of the Citroen C4 Aircross include 3 units, all of which will come with start-stop system and Euro5 homologation. There will be a 1.6-litre with direct injection producing 115 hp with 152 Nm of peak torque; a 1.6 HDi delivering 115 hp and 270 Nm coupled with a 6-speed gearbox and a 1.8 HDi credited with an output of 150 hp with 300 Nm of maximum torque. The first one is the ‘greener’ option of the lot, with just 119 g/km of CO2 emissions, but it is also the only one that will be available with the front-wheel drive configuration only. Besides, a 2.0-litre unit with direct injection homologated for the Euro4 standards will also be made available outside Europe. This engine is produces an output of 150 hp with 198 Nm of peak torque and can be coupled to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox.
The C4 Aircross measures 4.34 meters in length, 1.8 meters in width and 1.63 meters in height, and has a boot capacity of 442 litres. Inside, the model offers good cabin space which has been designed to accommodate 4-5 people and to provide them all with the same kind of comfort of a saloon car. Standard equipment include Navidrive sat-nav with touch-screen, rear view camera, Keyless Access & Start and a pretty nice Rockford sound system.
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