Funky and fun with a compliant suspension is oh ever so Citroën and the butch little C3 Aircross instantly crawled under my skin with its rebellious attitude.
By RUBIN VAN NIEKERK
Futuristic body styling suits it’s bubbly personality and brings some spice to rivals. Compact dimensions bely its capability to accommodate 2,0m tall drivers with ease. A large 1,9m male fits comfortably in the rear, which wins the size contest of compact SUVs. A direct competitor like the popular 1,0-litre VW T-Cross we tested simultaneously emphasised the Citroën’s dominance in terms of head and shoulder space, regardless of the high set driving position. Nimble and manoeuvrable, the lively 1,2 PureTech 81kW engine is hard to resist.
Broad and comfortable seats, class-leading spaciousness, a sliding bench in two independent parts, ingenious storage spaces and protective skid plates presents a hot number seeking adventure.
High-set architecture ensures the most spacious interior in its class with the best ceiling height with plenty leg room due to a wheelbase of 2,60m. The largest boot in the class has a large-opening tailgate, low loading sill and a dual-height mobile boot floor.
Technologically advanced, a range of intuitive technologies offer peace of mind and safety at the wheel, like Keyless entry and start and a Lane departure Warning System to resist drowsiness behind the wheel.
Non-stop connectivity and infotainment use a 7-inch touchscreen, from where everything, from the air conditioning to the satnav is controlled. You stay connected via the Mirror Screen function, so safely savour the multimedia content and apps of your smartphone by replicating and controlling them via the 7-inch touchscreen.
This adorable little car with a big heart also offers more comprehensive aftersales features than any direct rival.