French carmaker Citroen is all set to enter the market with their first product C5 Aircross. The manufacturer will be showcasing their first SUV in February and they have even started setting up dealerships across several parts of the country. Once they are done with the launch of C5 Aircross in India, they will start working on their second product which will be a sub-4 meter compact SUV. Citroen is expected to launc their second product in 2021 itself. Citroen had showcased the C5 Aircross to media at an event in 2019 and had plans to enter the market in 2020. Due to the pandemic, the plan was postponed and now in 2021 they are officially coming to India.
India is a growing market for automobiles and that is why we have seen several new brands entering the market. Citroen’s upcoming sub-4 meter compact SUV will be a great move from the brand to make themselves more popular among mass . Almost every manufacturer that is there in India has at least one product in the sub-4 meter SUV segment. It is one of the most popular and highly competitive segment in the Indian market. A render image has also surfaced online that shows how the upcoming SUV from Citroen might look like.
The render image has been shared by IAB on their website. The render image looks like a smaller version of their mid-size SUV C5 Aircross. Citroen had announced a C-Cube program under which the brand plans to develop new vehicles every year till 2023. The upcoming sub-4 meter SUV is a part of that plan. The cars that are launched under this program will be completely developed and manufactured in India. These models will also be launched in our market first and then will be exported to International markets. The upcoming sub-4 meter SUV which is codenamed as C21 is expected to hit Indian market during the festive season.
Coming back to render image, the su-4 meter SUV gets Citroen’s signature horizontal grille at the front. The logo is actually a part of the grille design and there are LED DRLs on either end of the grille. The SUV gets has chunky design language which is seen in C5 Aircross as well. The headlights are placed under the LED DRLs and the fog lamps are placed on the lower part of the bumper. Just like C5 Aircross, the artist has given white colour garnish around fog lamp as well.
Moving to the side profile, the SUV gets a boxy design with roof rails and contrasting white roof. The alloy wheels are dual tone machine cut units which looks extremely good on it. The render image does not show the SUV might look like from the rear. We expect it to have a muscular rear bumper with LED tail lamps that are inspired from its bigger sibling. The Citroen sub-4 meter SUV is expected to come with a petrol engine only. It is expected to be powered by a 1.2 litre turbo petrol or a 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine. It has been spotted testing on our roads and looks smaller than other sub-4 meter SUVs in the segment.