Citroen is testing entry-amount SUV for India, may well rival Brezza, Location and Sonet

French automobile important Citroen has entered the Indian sector with its flagship C5 Aircross SUV. While the formal start of the SUV is still a handful of days absent, the carmaker is reportedly doing work on a new and scaled-down SUV for India by now.

The SUV is internally identified as C21 and is reportedly likely to change C1 as the carmaker’s new entry-level product. The SUV was just lately spied screening in chilly-climate affliction in northern Sweden.

In accordance to the spy images, the SUV is most likely to sport a equivalent-looking headlight device, DRLs and the signature stooping bonnet with Citroen badging. The rounded shapes of the bonnet are a common element with the European C3, as is the styling of the grille.

The aspect profile of the upcoming SUV capabilities wheel arches shod with alloy wheels, white roof with black roof tails and black ORVMs with a chrome strip

The SUV will be less than 4 meters in length will be centered on the Groupe PSA CMP (EMP1) system. This modular system at the moment underpins quite a few of Groupe PSA’s world products.

The new CMP system is suitable with diverse physique designs which includes hatchback, sedan and SUV. This system can also accommodate unique types of engines these as petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric powered.

Citroen’s approaching sub-compact SUV is expected to be equipped with a solitary 1.2-litre turbocharged gasoline motor. It is very likely to produce around 130hp, and the engine is most likely to be presented with manual and automatic gearbox alternatives as nicely. Citroen could also present the C21 sub-compact SUV with a 1.2-litre obviously aspirated petrol and 1.5-litre diesel motor.

It will be locking horns with other sub-compact SUVs like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Location, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and French rival like Renault Kiger. 

It is reported that the sub-compact SUV, locally developed by Citroen, will be launched in the next half of 2021. The new model is most likely to arrive through the festive year this calendar year. 

Citroen is also reportedly functioning on an electric powered micro-SUV code-named CC21 that could rival the future Tata HBX. The CC21 electric micro-SUV is most likely to be packed with a 30kWh battery.