2012 Citroen C4 Aircross: official details, photos and specs

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 30, 2011

The New Citroën C4 AIRCROSS changes the standards of design for the compact SUV, integrating technological innovation and contemporary styling. Built to suit modern lifestyles, this new Citroën gives a sense of escape into daily driving. The C4 AIRCROSS body style illustrates the company's technological excellence, merging the driveability and ride of a saloon with the grip of an off-roader.

Moreover, the model features some of the lowest carbon dioxide emissions in its segment. In some markets, it is available with two and four-wheel drive variants.

In Europe, the New C4 AIRCROSS will be released at the end of the first half of next year. In the United Kingdom, the vehicle will be put up for sale in the second half of 2012. The C4 AIRCROSS's styling also depicts the brand's DNA, combining the strong presence of an off-roader and the vitality of other Citroën models in the lineup.

The molded horizontal lines and aerodynamic vents of the front end enhance the model’s compact appeal. The contours of the bonnet, the reduced rear and front overhangs, as well as the wide wheel arches complement one another to enhance the overall impression of robustness.

The model also satisfies the ecological commitments of Citroën with its HDi 110 engine matched with a 6-speed manual gearbox. This C4 AIRCROSS is one of the leading models in its segment for low CO2 emissions. This compact model is 4.34m in length, 1.80m in width and 1.63m in height. It also has a 10.6m turning circle, ensuring outstanding maneuverability in urban setting.

Being a comfortable 5-seater, the model is worthy of the saloon segment, white its 442-litre boot meets the demands of modern lifestyle comfortably. Drivers can enjoy a clear view from the raised driving position, equipped with the specially developed chassis and suspension delivering the optimum balance between road holding and comfort. Passengers will take pleasure in the large panoramic glass sunroof that fills the cabin with light in the daytime. Integrated LEDs illuminate the cabin at night.

The Citroen C4 has attractively sculpted lines, an array of original upmarket functions and features, and outstanding build quality. It also makes use of great styling and useful technologies.

The new Citroen C4 is designed to meet the needs and expectations of customers in the mid-sized five-door hatchback, as well as business users. The new C4 is flexible and robust, with a focus on the driver and very comfortable. It gives you a real 'Positive Power' due to the efficient Citroën engineering and a range of powertrains that are environmentally friendly.

Like the Citroën C5 in 2008, and the Citroën C3 in 2009, the new Citroën C4 is further proof of the carmaker’s expertise and creativity in coming up with stylish, innovative, safe, and efficient vehicles that are practical for the real world.

The New Citroën C4 has balanced proportions and a distinctive profile that highlights its stability and strength. It also has flowing and defined surfaces as you will see in the focused front end and the rear spoiler. All of those point to the car’s aerodynamics. Chrome details and the dynamic headlight design plus the sculpted alloy wheels give it an impressive and sophisticated presence.

It is slightly bigger than its predecessor, and has external dimensions of 4.33 m by 1.79 m by 1.49 m. Yet it has a very spacious, flexible and practical interior, with a boot volume of up to 408 liters.

Press Release

Citroen C4 Aircross

More than 100,000 new Citroën C4 vehicles have rolled of the assembly line since the model was launched one year ago. Following on from this commercial success, the Marque is now extending its C4 range with an original model: the Citroën C4 Aircross. This new vehicle reviews the conventional cues of compact SUV design. By combining style and technological innovation in a single car, the Citroën C4 Aircross is ideally suited to modern lifestyles that introduce a sense of escape into everyday activities. This new body style draws upon the Marque's technological excellence, combining the grip of an off-roader with the ride and driveability of a saloon. Available in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive versions, depending on the engine, the Citroën C4 Aircross will be launched in the first half of 2012 and will be one of the front-runners in its segment in terms of CO2 emissions.

The styling of the Citroën C4 Aircross draws upon the Marque's DNA, combining the vitality of the other models in the range with the powerful styling of an off-roader.

The distinctive styling includes a front end of horizontal lines with aerodynamic vents at the extremities, accentuating the vehicle's compact appearance. The contours of the bonnet, which is visible from the driver's seat, the wide wheel arches and the reduced overhang all enhance the impression of robustness produced by this unique silhouette.

Close attention went into every detail and each part is designed to combine style and performance. The Citroën C4 Aircross' light signature, visible by day and at night, is formed by the LEDs at the front, which are vertically aligned in the aerodynamic vents. The shape of the large 18-inch wheels and the rear lights, directly inspired by the Hypnos concept car, has been reworked for optimal air flow and reduced CO2 emissions.

The sophisticated design of the Citroën C4 Aircross includes repeater lights in the door mirrors, light guides in the rear lights and a rearview camera built into the chrome trim on the tailgate.

The expressive style draws upon Citroën's distinctive design cues. Seen from the side, the inverted shark fin wing, which also hints at the glass side surfaces of the Hypnos concept car, is decorated with a chrome compass to show that the model is a member of the brand's SUV family.

A smart vehicle with transmission to suit all needs

With its latest-generation four-wheel transmission system, Citroën C4 Aircross boasts perfect roadholding under all conditions. This technology allows the car to be driven permanently in four-wheel drive mode, while the torque is optimally distributed between the front and rear wheels.

Using the single control positioned behind the gear lever, drivers can manually select one of the three transmission modes to meet their needs and their wishes: 2WD for optimal fuel consumption, 4WD,

which automatically distributes the torque between the front and rear axles, or lock mode, which increases the torque transmitted to the rear wheels for more grip under severe conditions.

Standard-setting CO2 emissions

Citroën C4 Aircross fulfils the brand's commitments to environmental protection with its HDi 110 engine, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, making this model is one of the front-runners in its segment in terms of CO2 emissions. And the HDi 110 engine will be available with 2WD and 4WD, so that everyone can choose the version that is best suited to their lifestyle.

Right from launch, the Citroën C4 Aircross will also benefit from the performance of the HDi 150 engine (also available with 2WD and 4WD with a 6-speed manual gearbox) and a 115 bhp 1.6i petrol engine (available in a 2WD version with a 5-speed manual gearbox).

Compact, manoeuvrable and a pleasure to drive

With its compact dimensions (4.34m long, 1.79m wide, 1.63m high), the outstandingly manoeuvrable (10.6m turning circle) Citroën C4 Aircross is at home in towns and cities. The comfort of this 5-seater is worthy of a saloon in the next segment up, while the 442-l boot comfortably meets the demands of modern life. The chassis and suspension were specially developed for a drive that is faithful to Citroën's values, offering the ideal compromise between comfort and roadholding.

Escape to a new mindset

Take to the road with complete peace of mind. The raised driver's position in the Citroën C4 Aircross offers a clear view of the road and surroundings.

Occupants of the Citroën C4 Aircross can enjoy blue skies even in the city, thanks to the large panoramic glass, which bathes the cab in light, contributing to the passengers' sense of well-being. At night, the atmosphere is cosier, and the panoramic roof is lit up by the LED light guides built into the roof.

The ergonomics of the highly functional drive station are designed so that drivers can get to know the car quickly and for easy everyday use. To make the drive and the ride even more comfortable, the Citroën C4 Aircross is crammed with equipment, from the hands-free access and starter, to the GPS navigation system with its touch-sensitive screen, rearview camera, transmission mode selector, USB port and Bluetooth connection for portable audio players.

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