The Citroën C3 Aircross will become a seven-seat electric SUV as it enters its second generation, Autocar can confirm.
Brand CEO Thierry Koskas showed preview images of the new model – later confirmed by a Citroën UK spokesperson to be the new Aircross – at the end of the presentation of the new ë-C3.
Koskas confirmed the new C3 Aircross will remain a B-segment SUV, adding that it will adopt a conventional two-three-two seating layout.
Autocar understands that it will use the new Smart Car platform that underpins the ë-C3, but stretched significantly to offer sufficient room for seven occupants.
For reference, the ë-C3 will be launched with a 44kWh battery, which officially yields a range of 199 miles between charges. A cheaper variant with a range of 124 miles will go on sale in 2025, most likely utilising a smaller battery.
As such, the new C3 Aircross is expected to arrive with a range of electric and internal-combustion powertrains.
Visually, the new C3 Aircross will be a bolder proposition than the outgoing car (above), trading its soft curves for squarer, more rugged cues.
It is expected to arrive as one of the cheapest seven-seaters on the market, rivalling the Dacia Jogger (£18,295) in petrol form.
The C3 Aircross is currently priced from £17,040, sandwiched between the £13,995 C3 and the £19,945 C4.
Citroën executives will reveal further details about the new Aircross next year. It’s likely to arrive in 2025, eight years after the current-generation model’s launch.