Citroen is previewing the replacement for its C3 Picasso with a brand-new concept called the C-Aircross. Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the concept heralds the carmaker’s “global offensive on the compact SUV segment.”

As you can see, the concept adopts a more crossover appearance compared to the current C3 Picasso’s MPV shape. In terms of styling, the C-Aircross appears to be influenced by the smaller C3, beginning with the two-tier front lighting setup – upper LED DRLs and lower main headlamps.

Meanwhile, the sides of the car feature Airbump panels that will likely be modified when the car is revealed in production form. Rolls-Royce-esque doors, the absence of B-pillars, cameras instead of conventional mirrors and oversized wheels are all part of the concept’s look as well.

Citroen also points out the concept has two “floating” backlit rear quarter windows that also function as aerodynamic louvered shutters. Other aero bits include air inlets built into the side door guards, plus a rear diffuser.

While it is pretty busy on the exterior, the interior adopts a more minimalistic approach, although it is just as colourful. The main item here is a large, configurable 12-inch touchscreen that controls many of the vehicle’s functions.

Elsewhere, there is a rectangular-shaped multifunction steering wheel and heads-up display for the driver, with the latter displaying all relevant driving information without a need for a conventional instrument cluster. Look closely at the centre console and you’ll see a smartphone tucked into a wireless charger.

The carmaker did not disclose what powers the concept but has stated that the vehicle will have PSA’s Grip Control to ensure it is capable of tackling off- and on-road terrain.