The India-bound SUV might be based mostly on the Citroen C3, and it’s anticipated to be a sub-Four metre SUV. The mannequin seems to be within the earlier phases of testing and it is going to be manufactured at Citroen’s plant on Tamil Nadu.
The upcoming SUV based mostly on the Citroen C3 is predicted to be launched in 2021 and it is going to be made in India
Photos of a take a look at mule of the Citroen C3-based SUV for India have not too long ago surfaced on-line for the primary time. The India-spec mannequin, which is predicted to be a sub-Four metre SUV, is slated to be launched subsequent yr, and hearsay has it that it is going to be known as Citroen C3 Sporty, nevertheless, there isn’t any official affirmation on the identify. Primarily based on the camouflage and the non permanent elements, the mannequin seems to be within the earlier phases of testing and it is going to be manufactured at Citroen’s plant on Tamil Nadu.
There’s not a lot we will remark in regards to the design of the automobile, nevertheless, one of many indications that this can be a Citroen prototype is the distinctive bonnet line that has this inverted V reduce upfront, which is made to align with the model emblem. The SUV can even function the cut up headlight design with the primary unit positioned under, nearer to the bumper whereas the slim LED daytime working lamps might be place above, aligned with the grille. The in depth pseudo cladding does not reveal what the rear part seems to be like.
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The brand new C3-based subcompact SUV might be launched as a part of the corporate’s C-Cubed programme, underneath which Citroen India plans to launch 4 new merchandise in India by 2023. Powertrain choices are anticipated to be just like what the C3 will get within the international markets. So, the petrol model will include the 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit and the diesel will get the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged oil burner. Extra particulars in regards to the automobile might be revealed nearer to its launch.
The corporate is predicted to start its India operations in early 2021 with the launch of its compact SUV – Citroen C5 Aircross, which is able to come to India through the fully knocked down (CKD) route and might be assembled at CK Birla’s Thiruvallur plant in Tamil Nadu. In actual fact, Citroen has began with the trial manufacturing of the C5 Aircross in India.
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