Shortly after launching its new C4 hatchback, Citroen has once again teamed up with Mitsubishi for its new compact SUV, the C4 Aircross. The SUV, that takes many of its style cues from Citroen’s Hypnos concept car, will be released for sale in the United Kingdom in the second half of 2012.
The SUV measures just 340mm long, 1800mm wide, 1630mm tall and comes with a boot volume of 442 litres. Powertrain choices include a variety of gasoline and diesel engines, ranging from 110 horsepower up to 150, with front or all wheel drive. Other features include 18 inch wheels, integrated LED running lights that light up a panoramic glass sunroof, integrated rearview reversing camera and a switchable AWD system to allow for a permanent or part-time four wheel drive.
Although exact engines and transmissions haven’t been decided for the UK yet, an HDI 110 engine and six-speed manual transmission is likely to be offered. Other engines available in Europe include a 1.6 petrol and a more powerful 2.0 HDI 150.
In the official press release, Citroen has stated that “The new Citroën body style draws upon the brand’s technological excellence, combining the grip of an off-roader with the ride and driveability of a saloon. Ecologically considerate, the model also boasts some of the lowest CO2 emissions in its segment.”