Citroen C3 Aircross Reviewed!

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The Citroen C3 Aircross has been updated for 2022. Here’s the specification and pricing for the fun, fresh, French crossover.

For 2022, Stellantis says the Citroen C3 Aircross has been given some updates to “show a more assertive personality” and the cabin has been rejigged for enhanced practicality.

What’s Updated?

The updated Citroen C3Aircross gains a brand new front end, designed to Give it some independance from the standard C3. The new grille is bigger and demanding, plus there are some chunky add-ons like the wheel arches and front/rear skid plates to give it an rugged look. There are LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, some roof rails round off the style updates.

As far as standard features go, the updated Citroen C3 Aircross comes well-specced, depending on the Trim level, our test vehicle was the range topping “Shine”. There’s a 7-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation and mirror screen functionality, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and some fantastic safety features. These comprise a colour head-up display, speed sign recognition, emergency brake assist, automatic headlights, hill assist, driver attention alert, smart keyless entry and park assist. There’s one engine across the range, a 1.2-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol with 81 kW and 205 Nm. A 6-speed automatic gearbox is standard. More Info on the 1.2L in the C3 Review

Inside, the Citroen C3 Aircross is even more practical now with a rear bench that can slide 150 mm and the front passenger seat can fold flat. If you need to transport long objects, like curtain rails or furniture, it looks like Citroen will have you covered. The boot space is rated at 410 litres – 520 litres depending on the position of the rear bench, but if you fold the seats down, 1 289 litres becomes available. Other clever practical touches include a new central console that can be accessed by the front and rear passengers and there are plenty of pockets.

There are two levels of trim, Feel and Shine. The Feel covers the basics, but the Shine is where it’s at with 17-inch alloy wheels, sliding rear bench, automatic air conditioning, on-board navigation, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, keyless start/smart entry, front fog lights, chrome door handles, automatic wipers and tyre pressure sensors to name but a few.


The new model is sold with a 3 Year / 60 000 Km Service Plan, 5 Year / 100 000 Km Warranty Plan and a 5 Year / 100 000 Km Roadside Assistance

Feel 1.2 PureTech 81 kW Turbo Auto     R399 900

Shine 1.2 PureTech 81 kW Turbo Auto   R424 900

Review Overview
  • Driving experience
  • Exterior styling
  • Interior look and feel
  • Technology and connectivity
  • Family friendliness
  • Value for money


The Citroën C3 Aircross Shine, we feel makes a great family car, its got all the tech you need, the seating is extremely versatile, and build quality is very high, nice to haves like the roof racks if you are adventurous and the added ride height is really handy for weekend get aways and some rough roads a normal hatch wouldn’t tackle.

The Front end design is definitely future forward and attracts plenty of attention on the road, its well spec’d and priced  fairly for this segment I would definitely spring for the “Shine” as tested.

Did we forget to mention it has some of the most comfortable seats we’ve tested in a long time comparable to the C5 Aircross.

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