Citroën CC21 subcompact SUV official unveiling: what to expect

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Citroën India is set to unveil the Made In India subcompact SUV, codenamed CC21, in the country on September 16, and here is everything you can expect from the new SUV.



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The next Citroën SUV is also likely to borrow its visual cues from the C3 Aircross

Citroën India is set to unveil the Made In India subcompact SUV, codenamed CC21, in the country tomorrow, September 16, 2021. It will be the French automaker’s second product in India and is expected to launch during this festive season. The new Citroën CC21 SUV will be based on the company’s highly localized Common Modular Platform (CMP) which has been specially developed for emerging markets like India and Brazil. In fact, it’s part of the company’s C-Cubed program, where Citroën India plans to launch four new products in India by 2023. Here’s everything you can expect from the new Citroën CC21 SUV.

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Design and style

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The new Citroën SUV is expected to be heavily influenced by the C3 Aircross in terms of visual cues

So far, Citroën has not revealed any details on the design and styling of the upcoming SUV, but it should be heavily influenced by the C3 Aircross in terms of visual cues. Even in the spy photos we’ve seen so far, the SUV comes with this distinctive split headlight setup with a swept-back design with the side air dam. Even the dimensions seem almost identical and the curved design language is inevitable. A recently released teaser suggests the subcompact SUV will sport a signature chrome grille and split headlight setup. The SUV will also get a sculpted hood, sleek ORVMs, square wheel arches, underbody cladding, LED taillights, bumper cladding, alloy rims and more.

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Also read: Upcoming Citroën subcompact SUV, codenamed CC21, teased ahead of world debut

Interior and features

Nothing about the cabin of the new CC21 SUV has been revealed so far, we haven’t even gotten a glimpse of the interior in the leaked spy photos of the car. That said, judging by the company’s design language and the C3 Aircross sold around the world, we know the new SUV will also feature a well-appointed cabin with a premium finish. It’s also likely to get a two-tone interior with premium fabric upholstery and a minimalist dashboard. In terms of features, we expect to see a flat-bottom steering wheel, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rear view camera, and a range of active and passive safety features.

Also read: Citroen C3 Aircross Inspired CC21 Compact SUV Testing in India

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New Citroën C3-based SUV for India to share powertrains with C3 sold globally

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Engine and transmission

Under the hood, the new Citroën C3-based SUV for India is expected to share its powertrains with the C3 sold globally. So the gasoline version will come with the 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged unit and the diesel will get the 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged oil burner.

Price and competition

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While we wouldn’t expect the company to announce the price of the SUV at the unveiling event, upon launch, the CC21 is expected to cost around 7 lakh to 12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) . In India, the new SUV will compete with the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

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