Citroen has announced that its next subcompact SUV, codenamed the CC21, will be unveiled in the United States on September 16. The manufacturer announced the news on social media along with a teaser picture of the SUV.
The upcoming SUV has been touted by Citroen as “Made in India for Indians”. According to rumours, the compact Citroen SUV, which will be known as the C3 in most regions, will debut first in Asia and then in Latin America next year.
The classic emblem is visible above the grille in the teaser shot. The bonnet of the C3 will most likely feature a butterfly design similar to that found on the C5 Aircross SUV. In the teaser image, the LED DRLs also appear futuristic, and are slightly different from those shown on the French car giant’s initial offering in India. After the C5 Aircross SUV that was released last year, the Citroen C3 will be the French automaker’s second offering in India. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnate, Renault Kiger and Mahindra XUV300 will all be competitors in 2022.
The Citroen C3, codenamed CC21, will be the first SUV in India to use a flex-fuel engine that can run on ethanol. According to sources, the C3 SUV from Citroen is expected to be equipped with a turbocharging 1.2-litre flex-fuel engine, which is mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. The engine has a maximum power output of 130 horsepower. A normally aspirated 1.6-litre engine could also be available for the SUV.
Citroen will use its new Common Modular Platform (CMP) for the C3 SUV, which aims to keep the cost of the vehicle as low as possible and make it more affordable in markets like India, where SUVs have been seen under the four-metre category. One of the biggest growth in demand for passenger vehicles.