Trilogy of models auto The one for emerging markets that Citroën proposed to launch by 2024 within the framework of the so-called C-Cubed project is already seeing its third and final member.
Following the revelation of the Citroën C3 Aircross, a model that is going to be launched in Argentina during the second half of this year, the French-born brand did not take long to reveal some details about it. Its third model, which will reach dealerships during 2024.
about this Citroen C3 X A new car that would use the formula, unlike the Citroën C3 and C3 Aircross, both with the silhouette of an SUV sedan bodywork, Occupied in part, the space left vacant by the already discontinued Citroën C-Élysée.
However, the Citroën C3 X will not be an old school sedan, where straight lines prevail, especially in its third body (trunk). Instead, it will use stylistic resources similar to the Volkswagen Nivus and the announced but not yet launched Fiat Fastback: a Coupe style finish.
Drop auction a sedan car
Known internally as Project CC22, The Citroën C3 X will be the third model to roll out of the Porto Real plant in Brazil to be built on the well-known Common Modular Platform (CMP).
As a reference, the Citroën C4 X, a model sold in Europe, can be taken as the car on which the Brazilian C3 X will be inspired. Said version of C4 It has the characteristics of an SUV car, but also of a sedan.
Citroën’s first car will have the same measurements as its rivals (VW Nivus and Fiat Pulse), both with a length of around 4.40 metres, and a wheelbase of between 2.60 and 2.70 metres.
And The difference that will feature the C3 X will be its better ground clearance, And it had to do with it, as happened with the C3 and C3 Aircross, is that they were configured considering the geography and road conditions of countries like ours.
New Citroën promises better equipment
The new Citroën model completing the brand’s trident will receive a more sophisticated treatment inside, Compared to the C3 and C3 Aircross, its three-row sibling.
Similarly, C3 X will be the one with the highest level of protection available, with a Full complement of six airbags across all its variants and driving assistants (ADAS), in the most equipped and expensive variants.
The upcoming Citroën model will take advantage of developments from other brands that are under the umbrella of the Stellantis group in terms of engines. In this way, the sedan car with coupe finish will use the same engine options with which the Fiat Fastback will come.
The new Citroën will compete with the VW Nivus.
In entry level versions, The driver will be a 125 hp 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. While the second variant will be a 1.3-liter (also turbocharged) with 175 hp power and will be connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Where did the fashion for coupe-top cars come from?
simultaneously The silhouettes of the SUV were introduced in practically all markets of the world The craze for cars with steeply sloping silhouettes is also making its way into the styles that are now appealing to consumers.
The pioneer in proposing a car that, despite not being a sports car in the strict sense of the word, adopted the characteristics of a coupe was BMW when it launched the SUV car, the X6, in 2008. His mentor was designer Chris Bangle and when he presented this sports utility five-door with the same auction of two-door cars, he received more criticism than praise.
however, Time would end the authority of the American designer in the form of Mercedes-Benz, the German BMW’s most direct rival; It will use the same stylistic resource on the fourth generation GLE not long after (2020).
Among the most popular terminals was the first Volkswagen with the Nivus, which was encouraged to repeat the auction with a noticeable reduction (it is called a fastback). It was later joined by the Fiat Pulse. But not satisfied with this, the Italian brand later came out with the Fiat Fastback (it was being introduced this year), a model that is longer than the Pulse and with a much more sloping tailgate, which has a straight back. appropriated the word. Who identifies these photographs.
Third accessible Citroën
sedan with final in Citroën Fall will be available for sale in this region As for the first semester of 2024 and given that the brand is following the letter of the previous two announcements, the date will surely be respected.
The panoramic roof is characteristic of the new Citroën models.
Like the Citroën C3 and C3 Aircross (it will be launched commercially before the end of the year), the C3 X’s pillars are, be a specially designed car for the area, And this is essentially considering its price.
Thus, one of the differences that excites the most will be its competitive price. If this purpose offered by the brand is fulfilled, then The sales success of the Citroën C3 X will be more than sure.