Citroen C-Crosser 160 bhp
The C-Crosser, Citroen's new high-end SUV, has a number of aces in its pack. It boasts attractive, prestige styling, a 5+2 seat configuration with easy-to-use modularity, all-wheel drive for real versatility in use, and a HDi diesel engine equipped with a particulate filter for class-leading performance and minimal environmental impact. Premiering at the Geneva Motor Show, the C-Crosser will be launched in Europe from summer 2007. Bearing all the design cues of the Citroen brand, its styling is a perfect blend of all-terrain muscle, sports-car vitality and luxury-saloon sophistication.
Designed without compromise, the C-Crosser is at home on all kinds of terrain in all kinds of weather, thanks to its all-wheel drive system. Featuring 5+2 seats, sliding and folding row-2 seats and a flat floor, the CCrosser's modular cabin allows for manifold configurations. On the road, Citroën's new SUV is extremely responsive and dynamic, with an excellent trade-off between ride comfort and roadholding, while the HDi diesel engine, fitted with a particulate filter (DPFS), minimizes the vehicle's environmental impact.
The Citroen C-Crosser is at ease both on the open road and on wilder terrain, pleasant to travel in both alone and with the family, and capacious enough inside for extra friends or for transporting large objects. Citroën's new SUV was designed for people looking for a highly versatile vehicle that fulfils their desires for freedom and well-being.
Instantly recognisable as a Citroën, the C-Crosser's exterior styling adroitly blends different genres that give it a sporty look, a go-anywhere attitude, and a sophisticated demeanour in line with its high-end positioning. This artful blend is also found inside the new SUV. An original, expressive front end At the front, the C-Crosser features an original chevron composition that brings the vehicle its own identity within the Citroën range and expresses the SUV's power and prestige looks.
The line of the bonnet conveys the vehicle's solidity and showcases the chrome chevrons that extend across the grille and intersect with the assertive-looking headlamps. This emphasis on width, which underscores the C-Crosser's powerful air, is strengthened by a succession of parallel lines and an air-intake grille that stretches right across the imposing bumper.
The chrome strips on either side of the number plate, the honeycomb-style air intake grille and the chrome fog lamps bring a touch of elegance to the C-Crosser and confirm its top-of-the-range positioning. Dynamic profile and well-balanced proportions With its elegant proportions (4.64 m long, 1.81 m wide and 1.71 m high with roof bars), rearward-flowing roof line, high waistline and curvaceous wings, the C-Crosser's profile exudes vitality and robustness.
The SUV's sporty looks are underscored by the shape of the headlamps, which extend up the bonnet following the flow of the wheel arches, and by the body line that rises at the quarter-light and thus confirms the dynamic feel. The SUV's powerful attitude is expressed in curvaceous wings that sit atop special Michelin tyres designed for roadholding and performance. The C-Crosser's top-end positioning is signalled, on the Exclusive trim level (or country equivalent), by tinted windows and chrome strips running along the waist line and the lower body line.
The vehicle's high-class appeal is also expressed by (Exclusive trim-level) two-tone, diamond wheels, whose proportions and design exude a sense of solidity and endurance, as do the aluminium roof bars. Rear styling conveying confidence and stability The rear styling of the C-Crosser is equally dynamic, robust and sophisticated.
The wraparound rear bumper is perfectly integrated with the wheel arches, giving the car a powerful, assertive look. The rear features a chrome strip giving it an elegant aspect. The line of this stylish strip marks the point where the upper and lower tailgate meet, highlighting the practical nature of the C-Crosser's split-opening hatch.
The lights also mix style and functionality. They boast high-tech design, with LEDs on the position and stop lights, while providing optimal lighting and low energy consumption.
Brand allegiance is underscored by chrome chevrons and badges, one for Citroën and one for the C-Crosser name, which is also repeated at both the front and the rear, marked under compass dials. This logo, a symbol of freedom, underlines the C-Crosser's all-terrain nature. Consistent styling inside and out The dynamic styling of the C-Crosser exterior continues inside the vehicle. Each function on the purely designed dashboard is clearly displayed and intuitive to use. The shape of the aluminium-surround dials and the design of the instruments on the cluster boost the SUV's sporty appeal.
The driver's station features a leather-upholstered steering wheel and semi-bucket seats for excellent driving control and optimum pleasure at the wheel. The passenger seats also offer plenty of support, and look good, too: Citroën paid close attention to interior finish quality to firmly position the C-Crosser as a top-end vehicle. The grain and soft paint of the dashboard, the special seat upholstery and the luxury door-panel trim create a harmonious, quality feel right down to the smallest detail.
The C-Crosser is a true family car with its 5+2 seat configuration boasting easy-to-use modularity. The vehicle's generous dimensions (2.67-metre wheelbase) house comfortable living space, numerous stowage compartments and an enormous boot with a split tailgate for easy loading. The C-Crosser adds the agreeable to the practical with a range of sophisticated equipment for extra onboard comfort.
Easy-to-use modularity The C-Crosser features easy-to-use modular design. Occupants can make interior changes both quickly and effortlessly. With its occasional two-seater bench in row three, the vehicle can seat up to seven passengers. The bench folds away completely into the floor for a perfectly flat and impressively capacious loading surface.
Access to row three is made easier by full-tilting, sliding seats in row two and two aluminium-coloured bars attached to the side panels in the boot. Passenger safety is enhanced by two retracting head rests and two safety belts with inertia reels anchored to the pillar. The seats and seatbacks in row two can split-fold 60/40. For passenger comfort, the seat backs have three adjustable positions and both parts of the bench feature independent fore-and-aft adjustment over 80 mm.
Row two can be manually folded, portfolio-style, against row one, using handles located on either side of the seats, or automatically, with two electric controls on the left-hand and right-hand sides of the boot above the wheel arches. This folding function provides a large loading surface and a flat floor.
Enormous, practical boot Boot volume under the parcel shelf is among the largest in the category. In its most commonly used, 5- seater configuration (with row 3 folded away), the C-Crosser offers 510 litres (VDA standard) with row 2 seats pushed fully forward, and 441 litres VDA with row 2 seats as far back as possible. With all the back seats folded away, boot capacity totals 1,686 litres VDA. Another C-Crosser strong point is its split-opening tailgate.
When open, the lower part of the tailgate optimises the advantages of the flat floor of the luggage compartment, as it can be used for sliding in bulky or heavy objects, and even as a seat (supporting up to 200 kg). It also makes it easier to load the boot, since it lowers the sill by 640 mm. When closed, the entire height of the boot, and thus all its load capacity, can be used. The upper part of the tailgate, used regularly, is light and compact for easy use.
Yet another practical boot feature is the soft luggage blind, which has two positions to take into account the tilt of the seats in row two. In addition, two aluminium side rails and four lashing hooks can be used for attaching accessories like the separation or storage net. A 12-volt socket is located on the left-hand side of the boot, and tools for fitting the spare wheel are housed in one of the boot's two stowage bins. The spare wheel is placed under the body to free up interior space and also to avoid having to unload the boot to get at the spare wheel.
Functional storage The C-Crosser cabin features a total of 22 stowage compartments, sized and designed with passengers and practicality in mind.
At the front, passengers benefit from a closed compartment on the top of the dashboard, along with two glove boxes: the one at the top has a heating or cooling function (depending on whether the occupants are heating or air conditioning the cabin) and a knob to switch this system off; the other boasts large capacity and can be locked.
The central arm rest features fore-and-aft adjustment (sliding 65 mm with a simple push or pull) and a splitopening function. The generously sized lower part houses a 12-volt socket, while the upper section can hold small objects.
Both front doors are fitted with cubbies and a bottle holder. There is also a range of stowage compartments for everyday objects, such as glasses, pens, cards and cups, along with a removable ashtray. The middle seat in row two contains an arm rest with two cup holders. The front seats get map pockets, while those in the back have cubbies with space for a bottle.
Passengers in row three benefit from a stowage compartment located on the right wheel arch. The boot is equipped with two storage bins placed behind the wheel arches. The left-hand bin houses the subwoofer for the optional top-end stereo system, while the right-hand bin is for the spare wheel tools.
The camera, located above the registration plate, is activated automatically when the driver shifts into reverse. The image it captures is displayed on the navigation screen. Two green lines superimposed on the image inform the driver of the vehicle's future position if it were to reverse.
The C-Crosser can be fitted with a hands-free Bluetooth system, a convenient and safe option for making incar calls from a mobile phone, since drivers can make and receive calls without taking the phone out of their pocket. Posted on Babez.de! With this option, the driver can make a call by using the voice recognition function (in French, English, German, Italian and Spanish) or the dedicated controls located on the steering wheel, to pick up and hang up.