Citroen C3 Aircross Launched ; Comes Fitted With 17-Inch CEAT SecuraDrive SUV Tyres
Published On 21-Sep-2023
The Citroen C3 Aircross is playing the value card by being the most affordable one and the only one to offer a 5+2 seating layout in the midsize SUV segment. Read more to find out the details of the tyre options provided in the C3 Aircross, and an insight into its other technical details:
- Citroen is offering the new C3 Aircross in three variants – You, Plus and Max.
- All three variants of the Citroen C3 Aircross come equipped with 215/60 R17 CEAT SecuraDrive tyres.
- The C3 Aircross offers a three-row, 5+2 seating layout as an option, with a five-seater configuration offered as standard.
- A 1.2-litre 110 PS turbocharged petrol engine with a 6-speed manual transmission is the standard powertrain offered in the new C3 Aircross.
Citroen has expanded its lineup of value-oriented vehicles by launching the all-new C3 Aircross midsize SUV. To be offered in three variants – You, Plus and Max, the Citroen C3 Aircross range starts at Rs 9.99 lakh. While the base platform and powertrain of the C3 Aircross have been shared with the C3 hatchback, there are significant changes between both vehicles, including the tyre sizes and feature lists.
Here, we have done a detailed analysis of the tyre options and features offered in the C3 Aircross:
Citroen C3 Aircross: Tyres & Wheels
All three variants of the Citroen C3 Aircross have been equipped with 17-inch wheels, which are steel units in the base-spec You and mid-spec Plus variants and machined alloys in the top-spec Max variant. In all these three variants of the C3 Aircross, Citroen has chosen 215/60 R17 CEAT SecuraDrive SUV tyres as standard.
Just like the C3 Aircross, the CEAT SecuraDrive SUV tyre is one of the most affordable and value-oriented tubeless radial tyres for midsize SUVs equipped with 17-inch wheels.
The CEAT SecuraDrive SUV tyre matches the persona of the Citroen C3 Aircross as a comfort-oriented SUV, by claiming to enhance the ride quality and stability of the SUV. This tyre from CEAT has connected shoulder blocks for better stability while cornering at higher speeds, further enhanced by its industry-first 3D groove wall technology and HP Silane compound.
The grip on wet terrains is increased by fluidic sipe design, which facilitates water channelling. For an even better ride quality, which the C3 Aircross claims to offer, the CEAT SecuraDrive comes with a CACTUS algorithm-based pattern pitch, which enhances ride comfort by lowering tyre noise.
Citroen C3 Aircross Variant
CEAT SecuraDrive SUV
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Citroen C3 Aircross: Looks & Design
Unlike other midsize SUVs with which it competes, the Citroen C3 Aircross doesn’t focus much on premium comfort and convenience features, but more on core aspects like comfort, space and ride quality. On the outside, the Citroen C3 Aircross is the only SUV in its segment now to miss out on LED headlamps and pull-back door handles, though it gets daytime running LEDs, fog lamps and 17-inch machined alloy wheels.
The cabin of the Citroen C3 Aircross also feels a bit basic, with it getting only a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7-inch full-TFT instrument console and audio and Bluetooth controls on the tilt-adjustable steering wheel. It tries to be distinctive with roof-mounted AC vents, a class-leading wheelbase of 2671mm and a 5+2 seating layout.
The safety features offered in the Citroen C3 Aircross are dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and camera, hill hold assist, electronic stability program and tyre pressure monitoring system.
Citroen C3 Aircross: Engine & Specifications
The Citroen C3 Aircross shares its 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with the C3 hatchback. Here also, this engine produces 110 PS of maximum power and 190 Nm of maximum torque, while being paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, which is offered as the standard choice of gearbox in all of its three variants. However, Citroen has hinted that it will be introducing a torque converter in later stages.
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