09 Feb 2021: Prior to launch, Citroen CC21 micro crossover spied testing
French automaker Citroen is expected to launch its new micro crossover (codenamed CC21) in India around mid-year.
In the latest development, a test mule of the car has been found testing on the roads, revealing its key design highlights.
As per the pictures, it will have an SUV-like design, a sleek grille, and a 2-part headlight.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: Citroen CC21: At a glance
The Citroen CC21 shall be based on the company's heavily localized Common Modular Platform made for India. It will have a simple profile, featuring a muscular bonnet, a narrow grille, a 2-part headlight, and a wide air dam.
On the sides, the car is likely to be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and steel or alloy wheels.
Fact: Power and performance
The Citroen CC21 is expected to draw power from a 1.2-liter turbo-petrol engine that will generate around 100hp of maximum power and 150Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties on the car should be handled by a manual or an automatic gearbox.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
Details pertaining to the interiors of the Citroen CC21 are unknown as of now. However, it should have a spacious cabin with auto climate control and a multifunctional power steering wheel.
It should also offer a touchscreen infotainment panel with support for the latest connectivity facilities.
All standard safety features, including multiple airbags, ABS, and a rear-view camera should be available.
Fact: What about the pricing?
In India, the Citroen CC21 will be launched around mid-2021 and should carry a starting price-tag of sub-Rs. 5 lakh. Once announced, it will go against rivals like Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Tata HBX.