Here are five less subjective things that you cannot fail to love about the Citrën C3 Aircross.
By Charleen Clarke
Every so often, car companies launch a vehicle that truly polarizes opinions. Take, for instance, the Nissan Juke, Toyota C-HR and Elon’s Cybertruck.
The Citroën C3 Aircross sport utility vehicle (SUV) is another of those cars; its styling is totally out of the ordinary – especially those black panels. The colour scheme of the Citroën C3 Aircross is quite rad too – those so-called “Spicy Orange” accents aren’t for everyone. I adore the whole package. Whenever I walked out to the car, it made me grin (and hey, in a year like this one, I will do pretty much anything to find happiness).
But I am ready to accept that my feelings on the exterior design are purely subjective; others may hate the car’s look – and I respect that. Having said that, here are five less subjective things that you cannot fail to love about the Aircross:
1. The engine
The 1,2-litre PureTech petrol engine – which generates 81 kW of power and 205 Nm – isn’t new but it really does a great job. Sure, you can hear that it’s a three-cylinder, but the sound isn’t bothersome at all (the same cannot be said of other three-cylinders). The engine is turbocharged, and I found it extremely willing and able both while travelling around the city and also on an excursion to the bush. It is coupled to a six-speed auto. Some people will probably be grumpy at the fact that no manual is available; I couldn’t give a hoot because the auto is great.
2. The comfort
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