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13th November, 2011

Citroen has announced another Mitsubishi sourced model will join their line-up next year. The Mitsubishi ASX based Citroen C4 Aircross will be the second Mitsubishi sourced model in the French marque's line-up.

The new CitroŽn C4 Aircross combines the style of the Citroen brand with the conventional cues of compact SUV design. By combining style and technological innovation in a single car, the CitroŽn C4 Aircross is ideally suited to modern lifestyles that introduce a sense of escape into everyday activities.

This new body style draws upon Citroenís technological excellence, combining the grip of an off-roader with the ride and driveability of a saloon. Set to be available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions, depending on the engine, the CitroŽn C4 Aircross will be launched in Europe during the first half of 2012.

The styling of the CitroŽn C4 Aircross draws upon Citroenís 'DNA', combining the vitality of the other models in the range with the powerful styling of an off-roader.

The distinctive styling includes a front end of horizontal lines with aerodynamic vents at the extremities, accentuating the vehicle's compact appearance. The contours of the bonnet, which is visible from the driver's seat, the wide wheel arches and the reduced overhang all enhance the impression of robustness produced by this unique silhouette.

Close attention went into every detail and each part is designed to combine style and performance. The CitroŽn C4 Aircross' light signature, visible by day and at night, is formed by the LEDs at the front, which are vertically aligned in the aerodynamic vents. The shape of the large 18-inch wheels and the rear lights, directly inspired by the Hypnos concept car, has been reworked for optimal air flow and reduced CO2 emissions.

The design of the Citroen C4 Aircross includes repeater lights in the door mirrors, light guides in the rear lights and a rear view camera built into the chrome trim on the tailgate.

A smart vehicle with transmission to suit all needs

With its latest-generation four-wheel transmission system, CitroŽn C4 Aircross boasts perfect road holding under all conditions. This technology allows the car to be driven permanently in four-wheel drive mode, while the torque is optimally distributed between the front and rear wheels.

Using the single control positioned behind the gear lever, drivers can manually select one of the three transmission modes to meet their needs and their wishes: 2WD for optimal fuel consumption, 4WD, which automatically distributes the torque between the front and rear axles, or lock mode, which increases the torque transmitted to the rear wheels for more grip under severe conditions.

Standard-setting CO2 emissions

CitroŽn C4 Aircross fulfils the brand's commitments to environmental protection with its HDi 110 engine, matched to a six-speed manual gearbox, making this model is one of the front-runners in its segment in terms of CO2 emissions. And the HDi 110 engine will be available with 2WD and 4WD, so that everyone can choose the version that is best suited to their lifestyle.

Right from launch, the CitroŽn C4 Aircross will also benefit from the performance of the HDi 150 engine (also available with 2WD and 4WD with a six-speed manual gearbox) and a 115 bhp 1.6i petrol engine (available in a 2WD ersion with a 5-speed manual gearbox).

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Compact, manoeuvrable and a pleasure to drive

With its compact dimensions (4.34m long, 1.80m wide, 1.63m high), the outstandingly manoeuvrable (10.6m turning circle) Citroen C4 Aircross is at home in towns and cities.

The comfort of this five seater is worthy of a saloon in the next segment up, while the 442 litre boot comfortably meets the demands of modern life. The chassis and suspension were specially developed for a drive that is faithful to CitroŽn's values, offering the ideal compromise between comfort and road holding.

Escape to a new mindset

Occupants of the CitroŽn C4 Aircross can enjoy blue skies even in the city, thanks to the large panoramic glass, which bathes the cab in light, contributing to the passengers' sense of well-being. At night, the atmosphere is cosier, and the panoramic roof is lit up by the LED light guides built into the roof.

The ergonomics of the highly functional drive station are designed so that drivers can get to know the car quickly and for easy everyday use. To make the drive and the ride even more comfortable, the Citroen C4 Aircross is crammed with equipment, from the hands-free access and starter, to the GPS navigation system with its touch-sensitive screen, rear view camera, transmission mode selector, USB port and Bluetooth connection for portable audio players.

Technical characteristics:

Dimensions: length 4.34 m, width 1.80 m, height 1.63 m
Turning circle: 10.60 m
Boot volume: 442 litres

Engine

1.6i 115

HDi 110

HDi 150

2.0i 150
(except Europe)

Transmission

5-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

5-speed manual/CVT

Max. power (kw)

85

82

110

113

Max. torque (Nm)

152

270

300

198

Cubic capacity (cm3)

1,590

1,560

1,798

1,998

Pollution control

Euro5

Euro5

Euro5

Euro 4

4x2/4x4

4x2

4x2 / 4x4

4x2 / 4x4

4x2 / 4x4


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