2017 Citroen C3 Aircross review: French fancy

Introduction

Once upon a time if you wanted a versatile car for the family you would opt for an MPV. A bit like your washing machine, an MPV is a thing of function but certainly won't cause the neighbours any envy. Well, the Citroen C3 Picasso MPV has now morphed into the C3 Aircross. From washing machine to funky SUV. The compact SUV class is a war zone at the moment with every manufacturer fighting for dominance. Citroen’s less sober approach to design makes the Aircross stand out from the crowd. However, simply being attention-grabbing isn’t enough to bag class honours – the C3 Aircross has to be pretty good if it's to square up to rivals such as the Kia Stonic, Renault Captur and popular Nissan Juke.

Body Style: 5 door compact SUV Seats: 5             MRP: £13,995-£19,525

Did you know? Citroen is not tied to the distinctive so-called AirBumps seen on the C3 hatchback and Cactus – that’s why the Aircross doesn’t have any

 

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Verdict 7.0 / 10

The Citroen C3 Aircross does a great job of standing out in an increasingly crowded segment. In addition to a funky design, plenty of customisation means that you can put your signature on it.

It might not be the best car in its class to drive, but it is one of the most practical. A good-sized boot and versatile interio...