CitroŽnís first ever
SUV, the C-Crosser, arrives in the UK this July, introducing a new,
environmentally-friendly face into the 4x4 sector.
Breaking new ground for
the Company, the four wheel drive C-Crosser combines unmistakable
CitroŽn DNA Ė style, practicality and environmentally-sound engineering
Ė to provide buyers with a sleek, spacious and comfortable car with
flexible 5+2 seating and a clean, fuel efficient HDi diesel engine with
The C-Crosser will be
offered in two trim levels Ė VTR+ and Exclusive - with a long list of
standard features including six airbags, an alarm, automatic headlamps,
sliding and reclining second row seats, ABS, ESP, cruise control and
automatic air conditioning. Recommended retail prices are £22,790 for
the VTR+ and £25,490 for the Exclusive.
On the inside there is
a continuation of the exacting standards with high quality, robust
materials used throughout. The simple yet stylish dash features smart
aluminium trim and the application of a special soft-paint finish,
whilst all passengers can benefit from the ergonomically designed seats
and the luxury option of leather upholstery.
CitroŽnís penchant for
functionality and innovation is clearly visible in the C-Crosser, with
its flexible 5+2 seating configuration. For ease of use when exiting the
third row seats, or when reconfiguring the boot lay-out, the second row
seats can be electronically folded forwards using the buttons located
internally next to the rear wheel arches. The two occasional use seats
in the rear can be simply folded away under the floor, while the second
row of seating also slides and reclines for greater comfort.
The C-Crosser provides
a responsible alternative for prospective 4x4 owners looking for a
vehicle that respects the environment. Equipped with a 2.2HDi diesel
engine, it boasts nearly 40mpg on the combined cycle, emits as little as
191g/km and reduces particle emissions to virtually immeasurable levels
thanks to its Diesel Particulate Filter System. It can also run on 30%
bio-diesel without modification to the system.
fuel-efficient, low emission common rail diesel unit is equipped with a
six speed manual gearbox and produces a massive 280 lb.ft of torque at
just 2000rpm, as well as a useful 156hp. This powers the C-Crosser on
to a top speed of 124mph, and from 0 to 62mph in under 10 seconds.
Contributing to the
C-Crosserís frugal performance is its ability to travel in permanent
Two-Wheel Drive, keeping fuel usage and CO2 emissions down.
When required, drivers can use the control next to the gear lever to
select Four-Wheel Drive for improved stability, or Full Lock Mode for
added assistance in very low grip conditions. This 4WD arrangement is
managed via an electronically controlled clutch located in front of the
Produced in conjunction
with 4x4 specialist Mitsubishi and Peugeot, the C-Crosser nevertheless
strikes an ideal balance between comfort and performance as has come to
be expected of CitroŽn cars.