• All-new C3 Aircross to launch in Australia early 2019
  • Segment first flat folding front seat to feature on Australian vehicles
  • All models to feature high level of safety as standard

Inspired by the C-Aircross concept car presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 and featuring classic Citroën design cues, the New C3 Aircross is set to bring a breath of fresh air to the compact SUV segment when it launches in Australia in the first-quarter of 2019.

Offered in one, highly specified variant, the C3 Aircross stands out with its unique body styling and striking colour palette, giving it an assertive personality.

Inside, it innovates through its comfort as part of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme for enhanced spaciousness, modular design and brightness.

Firmly contemporary, the New C3 Aircross is eminently connected and equipped with a range of technologies that make life easier in the city and on the road including a full suite of safety systems.

While pricing is yet to be confirmed, the all-new C3 Aircross will feature as standard;

  • PureTech 110, 81kW, 230Nm 1.2L turbo petrol drivetrain
  • 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission
  • Security pack, featuring :
    • Active Safety Brake (AEB)
    • Forward Collision Alert
    • Automatic high-beam assist
    • Drive Attention Alert (DAA3)
  • City pack, featuring :
    • Blind Spot Monitoring
    • City Park Assist
  • Apple CarPlay + Android Auto + MirroLink
  • 7-inch touchscreen with Navigation, Digital Audio, Bluetooth
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Heads-up display
  • Speed limit recognition and recommendation
  • Top Vision 180-degree parking camera
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Front, Side and Curtain airbags
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Auto-dimming electrochromic rear view mirror
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Front + Rear parking sensors
  • Keyless entry and start
  • 17" diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Grey painted rear skid plate
  • Bitone roof
  • White accent pack – roof rails, headlamp surrounds, wing mirrors, wheel centre cap outline
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Rear window wiper
  • Electric windows
  • Driver and passenger's sun visor with courtesy mirror
  • Light in the boot
  • Grey Mica cloth interior
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel

The all-new C3 Aircross will arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2019, with final pricing to be announced closer to launch.


The New Citroën C3 Aircross is a compact 4.15-m long SUV distinguished by its powerful, original and fresh attitude.

It boasts unique body styling fully representative of new Citroën models and all the attributes of a robust and protective SUV, including raised ground clearance, a high-set driving position, front and rear skid plates, large wheels and wing extenders.

The body styling with its generous forms is underscored by strong graphic features such as touches of colour on the roof bars and "Venetian blind" rear quarter lights.

The C3 Aircross offers a unique take on the urban centric SUV, and in Australia will be offered in five, high contrast and contemporary colour packs; featuring a two-tone roof, contrasting highlights package and distinctive 17-inch alloys.

The cabin, with its horizontal design approach, clearly conveys spaciousness and protection.


The Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, focused on mental and physical well-being, informs the practical and generous personality of the new-generation compact SUV.

Through its ingenious architecture, the New C3 Aircross is a compact SUV that makes everyday life easier with absolutely no compromises on comfort or functionality.

The cabin is home to broad and comfortable seats and offers class-leading spaciousness (best ceiling height, generous leg room), unrivalled modularity (via its flat-folding front passenger seat for a load length of 2.40 m) and exceptional boot volume (410 litres and up to 1,289 litres when rear seats are folded flat).

In step with the times, the C3 Aircross features ingenious storage spaces, including a wireless smartphone charging area on the central console.

It is available with a complete range of driver assistance systems, such as head-up display, the Active Safety Brake (AEB) function, automatic high-beam lights, speed sign recognition with recommendations, as well as useful technologies including Park Assist and Satellite Navigation.


From the very first gaze, the all-new C3 Aircross appeals with its unique body styling, freshness and protective appearance. Its compact and high-set dimensions (4.15 m long, 1.76 m wide and 1.64 m tall) are well proportioned and showcase the car's flowing and dynamic design lines.

Citroën's attractive compact SUV dominates the road. The design of the New C3 Aircross is unique to the segment with its muscular bonnet, both short and high-set.

It conveys a sense of robustness and underscores the front and rear light signatures while remaining free of aggression through its horizontal balance and generous forms.

Standing firm on its large-diameter wheels, the C3 Aircross has a ground clearance some 20 mm higher than the C3 hatch, whose platform it shares. The new model's wing extenders and protective skid plates also contribute to the dynamic and protective SUV styling. These visual features reinforce the car's adventuresome aspect and express its characterful personality.

At the front, the C3 Aircross sports Citroën's classic graphic signature with two-tier lights. The headlamps strengthen the expression of the front end and confirm kinship with the Brand's latest models.

The upper part consists of LED daytime running lights connected to the chevrons via a double chrome strip, serving to express the entire width of the car.

The lower part is home to the main light unit. Comprising square-yet-rounded lamps enlivened by a colour surround, this area also houses the fog lamps. A large air intake in the centre strikes a powerful note.

At the lower part of the front end, a protective skid plate underscores the whole entire front bumper of the C3 Aircross.

At the rear, the powerful shoulders of the C3 Aircross emphasise its width and muscular character. The 3D-effect rear lights spell out the family connection with the new C3 and the C-Aircross concept car.

The sophisticated light units are complemented by Gloss Black inserts in the tailgate featuring the two-tone C3 Aircross badge and Gloss Black chevrons. This bold combination broadens the two light units and underlines the sense of width while firmly denoting the car's high-tech nature.

The imposing rear bumper topped by a protective skid plate echoes the front end and once again affirms the car's robustness and SUV spirit.

C3 Aircross also features wing extenders on the wheel arches and body-tinted sill panels. The car's profile thoroughly conveys its SUV personality. The sides of the new model are characterised by horizontal balance and a promise of interior volume and marked by innovative components such as the stylish quarterlights, constituting a unique signature.

Previewed by the C-Aircross concept car, the rear quarterlights, made out of polycarbonate and layered with a coloured film, create a strong graphic contrast on the C-pillar. With their

"Venetian blind" effect, they add a unique character trait and also serve to conceal the inside of the car, but without keeping the light out or reducing visibility.


Another distinctive feature of the design and personality of the New Citroën C3 Aircross is the way it can be adapted to match the personality of customers or the environment its sold.

As with the new C3, Citroën designers have given the C3 Aircross a bold and modern spirit that is highly customisable with touches of colour applied to the roof bars, rear quarter lights, door mirror housings, front headlamp surrounds and wheel centre trims.

Taking advantage of this broad colour palette, Citroen Australia put the choice of the final five colours down to an online poll.

At close of the poll, the clear crowd favourite was blue vehicle with white highlights – garnering 73 percent top choice.

This was followed by a red vehicle with black roof and silver accents, with 69 percent of respondents placing it second. Third popular (with 60 percent of third place votes) was white vehicle with black roof and orange accents.

Positions four and five were split by a mere five-percent with a black vehicle featuring sand roof and silver accents joined by sand vehicle featuring black roof and orange accents rounding out the line-up.

All vehicles will feature stylish 17" diamond-effect aluminium wheels with contrasting black and polished finish.

Inside, vehicles will be finished in Mica Grey interior, The standard design scheme is pure and uncluttered with a textured grey dashboard combined with Mica Grey cloth seat upholstery enhanced by white air vent surrounds.

From a design perspective, the interior of the C3 Aircross is inspired by a number of worlds including those of furniture and fashion.

The emphasis is on pure lines, protective forms, meticulous finish and a variety of textures on the dashboard.

The interior is home to harmonious work on colours and materials. The door panel designs, touches of colour on the steering wheel and air vents, and the seat upholstery create a singular, lounge-like atmosphere. 


Dominating the urban environment with raised ground clearance, standout styling and broad stance, the all-new C3 Aircross backs up its fresh design with enjoyable driving dynamics.

All Australian bound C3 Aircross will be specified with the, PureTech turbo-petrol, 3-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed Aisin automatic.

The all-new C3's 81kW, 205Nm variant of the turbocharged 1.2L PureTech e-THP engine is a shining example of technological innovation and its development has resulted in 121 patents filed by the PSA Group.

The PureTech e-THP engine is the same three-cylinder unit found in a variety of vehicles including the Citroen C3 hatch, Citroen Cactus and other Peugeot product.

It has undergone a thorough and rigorous testing process involving over 25,000 hours on the test bench and more than four million kilometres of road tests.

This stringent focus on quality, reliability and durability, coupled with astounding performance, saw the 1.2-litre PureTech engine take out the coveted 2015, '16, '17 and '18 International Engine of the Year award in its class and finish in the top three for the overall award.

This frugal efficiency comes without any compromise on performance, with peak torque available from just 1500rpm in the turbocharged 1.2L drivetrain.


All-new C3's PureTech engine is paired to a proven electronically-controlled, six-speed automatic gearbox designed and developed in conjunction with Aisin.

This new transmission differs from the superseded four-speed automatics used in previous Citroens in three ways.

First, gear changes are 40 percent faster than those of previous gearboxes thanks to Quick Shift, a new technology for synchronised engine and gearbox control which includes a new and more efficient internal calculator.

Second, the new Aisin six-speed transmission shifts and runs far more smoothly thanks to a compact torque convertor boasting much improved filtration which reduces engine speeds.

Third, higher gear ratios maintain start-up performance and decrease engine speed at higher vehicle speeds.

Fuel consumption through parasitic loss is lowered by reducing internal friction in the gearbox's operation thanks to optimisation of clutch discs, an oil pump which is flow-controlled according to engine load and a smaller oil pump, made possible by using a newly-designed hydraulic distributor.


The PSA 'Group A' platform was optimised for this new model, bringing an excellent footprint/space ratio, an appealing design and superb comfort, efficiency and quietness.

For comfort, an advanced suspension system was used based on proven axle system architecture comprising a front pseudo-Macpherson Strut design with deformable struts, coil springs and telescopic dampers filtering-out road surface irregularities and aiding overall comfort.

A new "H"-shaped torsion beam rear axle with coil springs and telescopic dampers and developed to enhance safety, fits beneath the seats for increased occupant protection through greater impact strength.


Present at each design stage, the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme underlines the meticulous attention paid to the well-being of body and mind and underscores the practical and generous character of this people-minded compact SUV.

Designed as a true space for living, the C3 Aircross is warm and hospitable. With its ingenious architecture, it combines compact design outside with outstanding roominess inside. An easy car to live with day in and day out, the New C3 Aircross scores high on user friendliness through its intuitive technologies.


The C3 Aircross is fully focused on travelling comfort, in which the perception of space and the sense of well-being play a key role. These sensations, felt instantly on entering the vehicle, are created by the horizontal design of the dashboard, freeing up space, and by the welcoming and comfortable seats.

Spacious and extensively modular, the Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV delivers a unique proposal in the segment with a singular interior home to class-leading spaciousness. Informed by the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, the C3 Aircross innovates through its design, providing exceptional cabin space, practicality and boot volume.

  • Spaciousness: The high-set architecture of the C3 Aircross brings it the most spacious interior in the segment and outstanding comfort, with five seats and generous leg and head room. The C3 Aircross is the segment leader in terms of front and rear head room with the best ceiling height. Each passenger is fully at ease in the front and rear alike. Rear knee room is generous, thanks to a wheelbase of 2.60 m.
  • Modular design: The C3 Aircross has a modular design, aimed at making use of all interior space. This is proven in modular front passenger seat which can be folded down to transport long objects. In a single movement, maximum load length can be extended to 2.40 m.
  • Boot volume: The C3 Aircross' 410 litre boot can be boosted to 1,289L with the 60/40 rear fold seats laid flat. The C3 Aircross also features a removable luggage shelf that can be stored in vertical position behind the rear bench for transporting tall objects, while a dual-height mobile boot floor provides a flat floor with the rear seatbacks folded down.


Another essential component in travelling comfort is storage space. The eminently functional C3 Aircross benefits from a range of storage compartments. Ingenious and use-specific, they respond to a broad range of needs. The central console was designed to store a smartphone with a special dock and wireless charging.

The illuminated and cooled glove box has room enough for a 1.5-litre bottle, as do the front passenger and driver door bins. The "penholder" space on the passenger side of the dashboard can accommodate slim objects such as keys, pens and coins.

Back-seat passengers benefit from extra storage spaces. The central folding backrest includes cupholders and also features a ski-flap function for transporting long objects.


Faithful to the Brand's DNA and the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, the C3 Aircross benefits from all of Citroën's know-how and provides drivers and passengers with peerless travelling comfort. The aim is to make each journey in the C3 Aircross more pleasant by filtering out all outside disturbances. The standard-setting comfort on board the C3 Aircross is demonstrated in:
-  seat comfort, with broad and generous bases
-  suspension comfort, with classic Citroën settings for all driving conditions
-  sound comfort, with meticulous soundproofing and acoustics.


Informed by the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, the New Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV was also designed for seamless use. To that end, it is equipped with intuitive technologies for peace of mind and safety at the wheel thanks to a complete range of technologies serving to make each trip easier and safer:

  • Keyless entry and start: a hands-free access and start system that allows the driver to open and start the vehicle without getting the key out.
  • Colour head-up display: Projected in colour on a retracting blade, the data (on speed and cruise control/speed limiter settings, etc.) are accessible continuously, without drivers having to take their eyes off the road.
  • Top Rear Vision reversing camera: for extended vision and easier manoeuvres. When the driver shifts into reverse, the camera displays the rear view of the vehicle on the 7-inch touchscreen supplemented by colour reference points indicating proximity to any obstacles, as well as a reconstituted image showing a 180° view of the environment behind.
  • Park Assist: making parking manoeuvres more relaxing, easier and safer. Park Assist is an active parking assistance system, for parallel and perpendicular parking. When prompted by the driver, it automatically detects a space then controls the steering for an entirely safe park. All the driver has to do is shift into reverse, accelerate and brake.
  • Active Safety Brake (AEB): with a sound and visual alert to reduce the risk of frontal impact by braking in the place of the driver. The multi-function camera on the upper part of the windscreen detects obstacles, such as vehicles driving in the same direction or at a halt. From 5 km/h to 85 km/h, the sensor works on the brakes automatically if a risk of collision is detected. The speed of the vehicle must not exceed 80 km/h when an immobile vehicle is detected and 60 km/h for a pedestrian.
  • Lane Departure Warning System: to fight against drowsiness at the wheel or a simple moment of inattention at over 60 km/h. The system detects any accidental crossing of road markings (continuous or dotted) when the indicator is not activated, and warns the driver with a sound signal and message on the instrument cluster.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System: to alert the driver of the presence of a vehicle in their blind spots via an icon in the door mirrors.
  • Speed limit recognition system and recommendation: drivers are informed of this information via the instrument cluster and the system records the speed indicated as a setting for the cruise control/speed limiter system.
  • Intelligent beam headlights: for safer driving at night, this system automatically switches between high and low beams depending on the lighting and traffic conditions.
  • Driver Assistance Alert: to monitor driver behaviour via the multi-function camera on the upper part of the windscreen and alert drivers of any drop in vigilance. This system assesses the driver's attention level by identifying differences in trajectory relative to the road markings. It is particularly adapted to expressways at speeds of over 65 km/h.
  • Coffee Break Alert: drivers are alerted when it is time to take a break after driving for two hours at speeds of over 70 km/h.


For a more seamless driving experience and ever more intuitive functionalities, the New Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV sets great store in non-stop connectivity and on infotainment, expressed here by a 7-inch touchscreen, which is considered as the control centre of the vehicle (home to the air conditioning, radio, telephony and satnav controls). To make your car an extension of yourself and stay connected, the C3 Aircross features:

  • Wireless charging for Smartphone, with a special docking area. This system can be used to induction charge a wide range of smartphones or devices compatible with the Qi standard with a charging mat built into a dedicated storage space in the central console. It also disposes with physically and aesthetically cumbersome cables. Wireless electric energy transmission is based on the principle of magnetic induction.
  • Mirror Screen function, with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and MirrorLink®. Drivers enjoy the multimedia content and apps of their smartphones in complete safety by replicating and controlling them via the 7-inch touchscreen.