Following its preview at the end of last year, the Citroen C3 Aircross has now officially made its Malaysian debut. Available in a single variant, at a price of RM115,888 on-the-road excluding insurance, it enters the B-segment SUV class alongside its French compatriots, the Peugeot 2008 and the Renault Captur, which are already present in the Malaysian market.

The C3 Aircross, which measures in at 4.15 metres long, 2.0 metres wide and 1.64 metres tall, with a 2.6 metre-long wheelbase, has the same powertrain as that seen at its preview last November.

The unit in question is a 1.2 litre three-cylinder PureTech turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 112 PS at 5,500 rpm and 205 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.3 l/100 km on the NEDC cycle.

Thus equipped, the C3 Aircross manages the 0-100 km/h sprint in 10.4 second and a top speed of 200 km/h. Safety equipment for the car comprises electronic stability programming, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and ABS, as well as six airbags. A rear view camera and rear parking sensor aids manoeuvres in tight quarters.

Inside, the B-segment crossover seats five, and the rear accommodation features a tilt-and-side rear bench with 60:40 split folding. Boot space is 410 litres with the rear seats in place, or 520 litres with the rear seats adjusted to the front and the two-step boot floor lowered. For child seats, there are two Isofix anchor points for the outer rear seats.

Interior equipment also includes keyless entry and push-button start, a multi-function steering wheel, fabric-upholstered seats, auto air-conditioning, programmable cruise control and speed limiter, a seven-inch Touch-drive interface with Mirror Link, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Device connection points include a pair of 12-volt sockets and one USB port.

For the exterior, the kit list includes halogen headlamps with LED daytime running lights at the front end, with 3D-effect tail lamps at the rear and 17-inch ‘4ever’ two-tone alloy wheels comprising the exterior equipment.

Four exterior colours are available for the C3 Aircross – Soft Sand, Natural White, Passion Red and Breathing Blue. The red and blue paint schemes are paired with gloss black accents on the side mirror caps, headlamps surrounds and roof rails, while Soft Sand and Natural White has orange paint applied to the aforementioned exterior items.

Citroen distributor Naza Euro Motors is offering a three-year free service package for the first 100 units of the Citroen C3 Aircross SUV purchased, as part of its celebration of the French marque’s 100th anniversary. As standard, the C3 Aircross is covered by a five-year, 120,000 km warranty, with 24-hour roadside assistance and one-year access to the SkyLounge at Subang Skypark.