2021 Citroen C3 Aircross revealed: price, specs and release date

Ryan Hirons
February 12, 2021

A refreshed version of the Citroen C3 Aircross has been revealed, with a new look and improved equipment. Read on for the full details. 

  • Citroen C3 Aircross refreshed
  • New front end design
  • More customisation options
  • Tweaked interior
  • Improved infotainment
  • Deliveries to start in June 2021

The Citroen C3 Aircross is a small SUV that’s a comfort-oriented alternative to the Ford Puma, Nissan Juke and Volkswagen T-Cross. It’s just undergone a complete refresh to bring a tweaked design, more customisation options and a slighter plusher interior.

2021 Citroen C3 Aircross design

The revised C3 Aircross looks a bit angrier. You wouldn’t want to get in its way…

Put the 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross next to the outgoing car and the design differences are pretty obvious. The SUV gets a more aggressive-looking front end — almost as if someone has really annoyed it — with thin lower lights replacing circle units and a completely new grille design. There’s a new skid plate at the bottom of the bumper, too.

Changes elsewhere to the look of the C3 Aircross are minimal at best, but there’s plenty of new customisation options for you to pick from. There’s a choice of seven body colours — three of them new — three roof colours and four colour packs for trim bits. Basically, the likelihood of seeing a C3 Aircross the same as your own is pretty slim. New alloy wheel designs feature as well, in 16- and 17-inch sizes.

2021 Citroen C3 Aircross interior and infotainment

A sharper infotainment system and new seats make up the bulk of interior changes

Changes to the interior of the Citroen C3 Aircross aren’t drastic, but a few tweaks have been made to make it a little comfier. Citroen’s cushy ‘Advanced Comfort’ seats — as used to great effect in the larger C5 Aircross — make their way into the smaller SUV, while a sharper nine-inch touchscreen can be had on higher-spec cars.

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Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come as standard, and you can tick a box for wireless phone charging if you’d like.

Citroen also offers what it calls ‘Ambiences’ inside the C3 Aircross. Basically, these are three different upholstery options for you to choose from. Entry-level cars get a grey colour scheme while higher-spec cars can be had with a graphite option or a fancier-looking grey.

2021 Citroen C3 Aircross engines

No new engines for the revised C3 Aircross this time around

The Citroen C3 Aircross doesn’t get any new engines as part of this refresh — meaning no hybrid or electric options to pick from — but it doesn’t lose any either.

You can pick between two three-cylinder petrol — one with 110hp and the other 130 — or two diesel engines. The latter options have 110hp or 120hp. Both 110hp cars are linked up to a six-speed manual gearbox, with the respective higher-output versions paired up with an automatic.

2021 Citroen C3 price and release date

No word yet on pricing for the new Citroen C3 Aircross, but expect it to start around £18,000 to keep it in line with the outgoing car. UK deliveries are expected to start in June, so keep your eyes and wallets peeled if you like what you see.

Can’t wait for the new car to go on sale? Take a look at the latest Citroen C3 Aircross deals, or find the right model for you.

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