French automobile brand- Citroen is trying to position itself in the mid-size SUV market with its C3 Aircross. We drove the manual version last year; click here to check out the review. Citroen has finally launched an automatic version of C3 Aircross with a starting price of 12.85 lakhs, the first model on the C-Cubed platform to get an automatic gearbox. There are a total of 3 variants - Plus, Max and Max 7-seater, wherein the top-end Max 7-seater variant costs 13.85 lakhs.
There are no cosmetic differences when compared with the manual version. In terms of features, it now gets a remote engine start and a remote AC temperature setting. It gets a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other nifty features include a seven-inch TFT cluster, AC vents for the third row, and a one-touch auto down for all four power windows.
Citroen C3 Aircross gets a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, which produces 15 Nm more torque when combined with a 6-speed Torque converter automatic. The power output remains unchanged at 110hp. The torque is now bumped to 205 Nm. The official ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency stands at 17.6 km/l. The Germans- Kushaq and Taigun use the same Aisin-sourced 6-speed automatic gearbox with their respective 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engines.