In the last few hours, the presentation of the new electric Citroën ë-C3 has caused a sensation. A version with more capacity and interior volume is already expected. The fourth generation of the Citroën C3 has arrived under the name, for the first time, ë-C3, alluding to the fact that it has 100% electric mechanics. However, many have already stated that it’s the interior capacity or cargo volume may fall short for certain customers looking for an even more capable variant originally called ‘ Aircross’.
Citroën’s Aircross versions seek to give an extra point of practicality to some of its models. We have been able to find this name on the C3 (already from the last generation), on the C4, and also on the C5. Due to the good reception they have within the French house, many potential clients are already waiting for this name in the recently renovated C3. But will it come?
New Citroën ë-C3 Aircross will arrive in 2025
According to Autocar, that’s how it is. The British have been able to confirm with the CEO of the French company, Thierry Koskas, the arrival of this more versatile version, although it will still take a few years to make an appearance.
The new generation of the Citroën ë-C3 Aircross will continue to have an SUV appearance image and, due to its measurements, belong to the B segment. Although it will be based on the renewed French utility vehicle, the truth is that it will adopt significant changes, both inside and out, to accommodate up to seven occupants in its cabin in a three-row layout.
The aforementioned media, point out that this will have the same Smart Car platform that underpins the new ë-C3, although significantly expanded in dimensions to be able to have the expected space and capabilities.
In terms of aesthetics, it will continue with some features that have caused a sensation in the ë-C3, such as its new headlights or its square and muscular shapes. Elements are contrary to what the previous generation presented since they mostly featured curved lines and softened shapes.
Mechanically, it is expected to have both 100% electric mechanics as well as some gasoline alternatives, as is the case in the new Citroën ë-C3 and C3, respectively. As a reference, the new utility vehicle has in its ‘zero emissions’ variant a 44 kWh battery that powers an 84 kW (113 HP) electric motor and gives the unit a range of up to 320 kilometers. A new, even more austere variant will arrive later, with a range of 200 kilometers at a more affordable starting price.
Among its most notable sections will be that it is one of the most affordable seven-seater models on the market, rivaling the Dacia Jogger, for example, although, in this case, the electrification remains in a conventional hybrid scheme. Its final rate could be around 18,000 euros, for the gasoline versions, and around €26,000 for the fully electric one.
Its arrival is forecast for sometime in 2025, coinciding with the arrival of the simplest version of the Citroën ë-C3 and its 200 kilometers of electric range.