Share with friends
   
FRENCH CARMAKER CITROËN has announced the launch date for its new C4 Aircross compact SUV as the first half of 2012. The car will go on sale in the UK during the second half of the same year.

The new model takes its styling from Citroën's Hypnos concept car revealed in 2008, and will feature 2 and 4WD.

FRENCH CARMAKER CITROËN has announced the launch date for its new C4 Aircross compact SUV as the first half of 2012. The car will go on sale in the UK during the second half of the same year.

 

The new model takes its styling from Citroën's Hypnos concept car revealed in 2008, and will feature 2 and 4WD.

 

Although UK trim levels and engines are yet to be confirmed, the C4 Aircross can be fitted with either a 1.6-litre 115bhp petrol or 1.6-litre 110 or 1.8-litre 150bhp HDi diesel. A 150hp 2.0 petrol will not make its way to Europe.

 

Good towcar? Too early to tell

Despite its name, the Aircross will not be based on the current C4 platform, instead it will share its chassis with Mitsubishi's ASX. All towing and kerbweights are yet to be decided and aren't easily guessed, either. As a towcar, the standard C4's diesels are relatively capable. On the other hand, the Mitsubishi ASX can only claim a maximum 1400kg tow limit.

 

The 110bhp HDi diesel will be offered with both 2 and 4WD, the 4WD system automatically adjusting torque to those wheels needing it most. Distributing the power will be a 6-speed gearbox.

Rory White

See other News articles filed in ‘Tow cars’ written by Rory White
Share with friends

Recommended for you

Follow us on

Most recent caravan reviews

Xplore 434

£14,594

Xplore 434 caravan review front - It's just 6.39m long and 2.18m wide, but the Xplore 434 packs in twin lounges, a kitchen and compact washroom (© Practical Caravan/Phil Russell)
Pino Pi 2010 micro caravan review - Clip the table to the Pino Pi 2010 caravan's side to dine al fresco (© Practical Caravan)
Swift Conqueror 645 review - If you're looking for a luxurious caravan for two, read the Practical Caravan expert's verdict on the Swift Conqueror 645  (© The Swift Group/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan Adria Altea 362LH Forth review 1 - The Adria Altea 362LH Forth has polyester sidewalls, while the 4four receives aluminium (© Bryony Symes/Practical Caravan)
Compass Corona 564 review - There are two lounges in the Compass Corona 564, making it ideal for large families and all those who like a little more space (© Practical Caravan)
Coachman Vision 520/4 review - Forget fixed beds, the traditional caravan layout is back – and the latest Coachman Vision 520/4 hopes to win hearts again (© Practical Caravan)

Recommended for you