Citroen C3 Aircross goes electric for first time

Citroen has given a first look at its new C3 Aircross which will be available as an EV for the first time when it goes on sale later this year.

The compact crossover shares its platform and design language with the incoming C3 and e-C3 but adds a more rugged SUV-inspired edge, higher ride height and the option of seven seats for the first time.

In sharp contrast to the bubbly design of the previous generation, the 2024 C3 Aircross has a boxy, more angular style inspired by the Oli concept car. There’s a more upright front end with Citroen’s new brand identity and chevron grille design, plus squarer wheel arches and blocky door details. A two-tone roof and customisable colour chips on the bumper and front three-quarter panels allow for personalisation.

Citroen says the interior will offer more space and modularity than before to meet the expectations of families. And thanks to being 20cm longer than the previous model, Citroen will offer a seven-seat option for the first time.

The C3 Aircross uses the same Smart Car platform as the C3 hatchback and recently announced Vauxhall Frontera, allowing for electric, petrol and hybrid powertrains. The all-electric version, badged e-C3 Aircross, is likely to use the same 134bhp single motor as the hatchback, with a 44kWh battery offering just under 200 miles of driving range, plus 100kW charging.

Pricing will be announced closer to the car’s launch but Citroen says it aims to “shake up the market with a competitive pricing position”.

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Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.