Citroën ë-C3 Aircross starts at 26,690 euros

Citroën has presented its new ë-C3 Aircross in more detail after the Stellantis brand showed the first images of the model in April. Now, there is also information about the drive system, the seat configuration, and prices in some markets.

The battery-electric drive is only available for the five-seater version, as Citroën has now specified. The seven-seater only comes with petrol and hybrid drive.

However, there are no surprises when it comes to the drive itself: the ë-C3 Aircross is powered by an 83 kW motor in combination with a 44 kWh LFP battery for a range of over 300 kilometers. This is the same drive system as the smaller ë-C3, which is around 40 centimeters shorter. Over 320 kilometers are possible with the same battery.

Bigger capacity battery in 2025

A version with a different battery will follow in 2025, increasing the range to over 400 kilometers. Details of this have not yet been announced. However, it is likely to be the Stellantis electric drive with 115 kW of power in combination with the 54 kWh battery, which is used for the models based on the e-CMP platform.

The CMP Smart Car, on which both the ë-C3 and the ë-C3 Aircross are based – and also other Stellantis ‘brothers’ like the coming electric Fiat Panda and Opel Frontera – has been derived from the e-CMP. Both models are built together with other model series based on the CMP Smart Car in Trnava, Slovakia.

With a length of 4.39 meters, the Aircross is a vehicle class above the small ë-C3, which has a length of 4.02 meters. Compared to its predecessor of the same name, the platform and concept of the C3 Aircross have been radically changed “with the aim of strengthening its position in a very competitive sector.”

The rather rounded shapes of its predecessor have been transformed into a far more angular vehicle with the design language of the ë-C3. This fits in with the current brand design, and the vertical surfaces also maximize the available space in the interior.

More room

The five-seater version offers a 460-liter boot (1,600 liters with the rear seat backrests folded down) and “best-in-class space in row 2”. Compared to the seven-seater, the rear bench is mounted 6.5 centimeters further back, which leaves space for more legroom.

“The new Citroën C3 Aircross was designed to be compatible with seven people on board. And when you design a spacious silhouette for seven, you inevitably propel the 5-seater version to the top of the category in terms of row 2 space and boot volume,” explained Thierry Blanchard, Product Manager for the C3 Aircross.

In the electric version, the ë-C3 Aircross has a towing capacity of 350 kilograms, which is probably only suitable for a rear bike rack rather than a trailer. The combustion engine version can tow up to 1,250 kilograms.

Around €26,500

Germany’s base price for the purely electric version is €26,490. This includes the basic ‘You’ equipment, in which Citroën dispenses with its own infotainment system and instead installs a “smartphone station”. The French market will see the hybrid variant start from €25,500 and €27,400 euros for the Electric variant.

In Belgium, prices start at €26,690 for the ‘You’ version. The better-equipped ‘Max’ version has a 10.25-inch touchscreen for the infotainment, including wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto. It is also two-colored and has alloy wheels, roof strips, Citroën Advanced Comfort seats, an automatic airco, ‘smart’ headlamps, and parking sensors and aids. It sells for €4,200 extra. Belgium also has an intermediate version with a Pack Plus, costing €2,100 more than the basic You.

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