The refreshed Citroën C3 Aircross has touched down on South African shores, with the local arm of the French car manufacturer revealing pricing and specification for the expressive crossover. See pricing below…

A variety of customisation options are on offer.

Inspired by the CXPERIENCE concept car, the C3 Aircross exterior design now features a “more expressive” front facia. According to Citroën, the “entirely” redesigned front end “enhances” the compact SUV’s personality and status, with its updated chrome-finished chevrons and pronounced grille handing it a “more muscular” look. Flanking the latter item is LED daytime-running lights.

“[The] C3 Aircross still expresses all its modernity and originality with a true SUV attitude”

Citroën South Africa also offers an “upgraded” customisation programme, allowing customers to personalise the C3 Aircross to their distinct tastes. Five new body colours – Voltaic Blue and Polar White, Artense Grey, Platinum Grey and Pepper Red – and two contrast roof hues are on offer. The 16-inch alloy wheels, meanwhile, can be had in black.

According to Citroën, “[The] new C3 Aircross is equipped with useful technologies for even more serenity and safety at the wheel.” The cabin features a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, complete with screen mirroring, and safety equipment such as speed-sign recognition and recommendations, and emergency brake assist.

Locally, the two-strong C3 Aircross line-up is powered by the French company’s “latest” PureTech powertrains. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor produces 81 kW. Both models ship with Citroën’s EAT6 automatic transmission.

“[The] C3 Aircross still expresses all its modernity and originality with a true SUV attitude, an unmatched roominess and modularity and technologies that make everyday life easier,” Vincent Cobée, Citroën chief executive officer, says. “We wanted to capitalise on these strong points and bring it towards greater maturity in the expression of its design and more comfort on board.”

Boot space can be increased from 410 litres to 520 litres with the rear bench in its most forward position

As standard, the C3 Aircross ships with Citroën’s three-year/100 000 km service plan. A five-year/100 000 km warranty is included in the asking price.

Citroën C3 Aircross pricing:

Feel 1.2 PureTech 81kW Turbo AT: R 399 900

Shine 1.2 PureTech 81kW Turbo AT: R 424 900