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Citroen are currently tight-lipped about the pricing
structure for their Mitsubishi ASX-based SUV.

Citroen C4 AirCross here in July

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6th June, 2012

Citroen will launch its first SUV in Australia in July with the arrival of the Citroen C4 AirCross, which is a badge-engineered Mitsubishi ASX.

Powered by a 2.0 litre 110 kW engine, the Citroen C4 AirCross will be available with a choice of two or all-wheel drive as well as manual or a CVT self-shifting gearbox. The AWD variant offers a choice of two wheel drive for maximum economy; four-wheel drive difficult conditions and '4WD Lock' for the toughest conditions, all easily selected from the driverís seat.

The styling of the C4 AirCross draws upon the brandís styling techniques, combining the front-end look of other CitroŽn models with the presence of an SUV.†The sculpted horizontal lines and aerodynamic vents of the front end accentuate the modelís compact appearance.†The contours of the bonnet - visible from the driver's seat - the wide wheel arches and the reduced front and rear overhangs all combine to enhance the overall impression of a city-sized SUV.

Prices and specifications will be announced next month.

The Citroen C4 AirCross may be the first all-wheel drive Citroen available on the Australian market, but it is by no means Citroenís first experience with four wheel drive. For a start, there are the four-wheel drive rally cars (old and new), further back there are also the Rally Raid Citroens. More recently, Citroen has offerred the Citroen C-Crosser (badge-engineered Mitsubishi Outlander) in Europe and the new DS5 Hybrid also offers four wheel drive ability. Even the archetypal Citroen, the 2CV had four wheel drive for a while with the 2CV Sahara, named in honour of the Citroen expeditions to Africa in the 1930s.

ďWe have chosen this time to add a four-wheel drive model to the Citroen range because, with the Citroen C4 AirCross, we have a model that perfectly complements the existing Citroen range, adding a new facet that is also an excellent fit with the Australian marketís enthusiasm for this type of vehicle,Ē says Miles Williams, Citroen Australia's chief. ďWith its styling, performance and price we are certain that it will make a significant addition to the Citroen range in Australia and be welcomed by both our existing owners and customers new to Citroen.Ē


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