Citroen Sub-4m SUV Spied Again; Launch Expected In 2021
Modified On Dec 03, 2020 01:11 PM By Rohit
The heavily localised model will rival the likes of the Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon and Nissan Magnite
Citroën will enter India with the C5 Aircross SUV in Q1 2021.
Following this, it is expected to launch a made-in-India sub-4m SUV also in 2021.
A new spy shot hints at a touchscreen system in a lower variant of the SUV.
While a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol is likely to be on offer, a diesel engine is not yet confirmed.
Expected to be priced from Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom).
French carmaker Citroën will enter India in 2021 with the launch of the C5 Aircross mid-size SUV. While it will arrive in the first quarter of next year, the carmaker is already working on its second product (likely to be a sub-4m SUV) for our market. It was first spied a couple of months back and now, another set of spy shots has surfaced online.
The standout element in the spy shots, which give us our first peek into the camouflaged mule’s interior, is a floating touchscreen infotainment system. Not much is known on the features front as the spied model was seen without alloy wheels, rear wiper, and demister, suggesting that it is probably a lower variant. Given the common equipment on offer in the segment, we expect Citroën to offer the SUV with LED illumination, connected car tech, auto AC and two-tone alloy wheels. Standard safety features are likely to include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors while traction and stability control can be expected on the higher trims.
Although there’s no official word yet, we expect the SUV to be based on the brand’s CMP platform. It is the carmaker’s smallest modular platform, compatible with only two engines: a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. While the SUV is sure to be offered with the petrol engine, the availability of the diesel is still not confirmed.
The small SUV will be made and unveiled in India, but it will be sold globally. Even though it looks a bit smaller than the current crop of sub-4m SUVs, it will take on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Kia Sonet, and the upcoming Renault Kiger. Citroën is expected to price the SUV from Rs 7 lakh onwards (ex-showroom).
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