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This is the Citroen C3-XR SUV for China

Published on December 15, 2014 by Joey Wang

This is the Citroen C3-XR SUV for China

This is the new Citroen C3-XR SUV for the Chinese car market, looking hip ‘n sporty in red. The Citroen CS-XR will be launched on the Chinese car market on December 21. The C3-XR is a new China-only compact SUV. It debuted as the C-XR concept on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in April and the production version debuted in May in Paris.

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Chromed, and very usable, roof rack ends up in C-pillar. Mirrors topped with chrome. Alloys are dizzying. Altogether very good.

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Trendy dash with a flat bottomed steering wheel, a gear lever with a giant knob, some subtle chrome detailing, and a reasonable sized LC touch screen. The only dissonant are the controls for the aircon which don’t really match with the rest of the design, but that was probably intentional.

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The Citroen C3-XR is manufactured in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. The C3-XR will be available with two four-cylinder petrol engines: a 1.6 with 115hp and 150nm, and a 1.6 turbo with 163hp and 245nm. The 1.6 will be mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic, the 1.6 turbo will be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Power goes to the front wheels only. Earlier on we heard about a entry-level 1.8, but that engine seems off the table, at least for now. Size: 4257/1748/1542mm, wheelbase is 2655mm. The platform of the C3-XR is based on a stretched variant of the platform that underpins the Peugeot 2008.

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This is still disturbing; on the right a twin-exhaust pipe in a specially spared area. On the left just such an area again, but without any pipes. Otherwise a fine ass. Taillights are looking great.

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Chrome roof rack, chrome mirrors, mostly chromed grille, and another chrome bar on the lower bumper. This is China, where all needs to shine.

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  1. intermilan- September 11, 2015 Reply

    Seems like a fine small SUV, not only for China, but for most of Asia.

    I can’t see why they restrict this SUV to China only (and in LHD format only).

    PSA decision making can be pretty dumb sometime.

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