Citroen C-Crosser 4x4 review - What Car?
With the advent of the C-Crosser, the French concern Citroen confidently entered the popular crossover class. The debut of the serial version took place in 2007 at the Geneva Motor Show. The name of the model comes from the English "to cross", which translates as "cross".
The appearance of the C-Crosser bears the characteristic stylistic features of the Citroën brand. Designers made every effort to traditionally brutal SUV has become a city dude. In part, they did it, the car’s look is strict, businesslike, and this is especially underlined by its grille in the form of branded triangles. Generic car belonging to the family SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) is underlined by a muscular body, a massive front bumper with a slightly open mouth of the air intake, all-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels.
Despite the fairly moderate dimensions (length 4640 mm, width 1810 mm, height 1730 mm), inside there are three rows of seats and seven seats. The configuration of the cabin can be changed due to the modular layout of the internal space. Two seats of the third row can be folded into a flat "floor", the second row, too, in addition, it moves back and forth by 80 mm. The sofa of the second row is folded in the proportion 60/40 with the help of an electric drive directly from the trunk. In addition, the lower half of the fifth door folds apart from the glass and can withstand up to 200 kg of weight. The creators believe that it will be easier to deal with large and heavy luggage.
The black instrument panel is designed so that each function is clearly visible and can be used intuitively. In the instrument cluster, the shape and aluminum contours of the dials, as well as the pattern of the instrument cluster indicate the sporty character of the SUV. The driver’s seat is equipped with a leather-covered steering wheel and a seat resembling the seat of an airliner pilot. This creates optimal conditions for comfortable driving and maximizing driving pleasure.
Trunk volume is one of the largest in this class. In the 5-seater configuration, i.e., with the third-row seats removed and the 2nd-row seats maximally moved forward, it reaches 510 liters and 441 liters when the seats are fully retracted. In the configuration with all the rear seats folded, the available amount of luggage reaches 1,691 liters.
Citroen C-Crosser is supplied to the Russian market with a 2.4-liter gasoline engine that can work with both a 5-speed manual gearbox and a continuously variable variator with 6 manual gears. The car with the "mechanics" can be purchased only in the performance of Confort. The version with a variator involves choosing between a complete set of Confort and a more expensive Exclusive, which is characterized by the presence of xenon headlamps, electric driver's seat, tinted rear windows, leather interior, 18-inch alloy wheels, a CD changer and advanced Rockford Fosgate speakers with 9 speakers including subwoofer.
The most expensive version with a diesel engine comes only in the top version Exclusive. Turbodiesel is the fruit of the joint efforts of the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group and the Ford Motor Company. This 2.2-liter HDi diesel engine with a turbocharging power of 156 hp, is equipped with a diesel particulate filter. The power unit is notable for the fact that it can run on 30 percent biofuel. The engine is paired with a six-speed integral manual gearbox, which allows you to include a permanent four-wheel drive or permanent front-wheel drive, as well as activate the "lock" mode when there are problems with road grip.
The car is equipped with a McPherson front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, the large width of which, together with a stabilizer with a diameter of 20 mm, provides stability on the road and contributes to active safety. The multi-link rear suspension and its geometry guarantee a comfortable ride, while maintaining a large luggage capacity.
C-Crosser meets the highest safety standards. The body structure is reinforced by the use of high-strength steel sheets in order to limit the deformation in a collision. In addition, it is equipped with front spars of an optimized form, which increases the absorption of impact energy, and reinforcing beams in the doors, which protect the driver and passengers in a side collision. The car is equipped with two front (driver and passenger) and two side airbags in the front of the cabin, as well as two front / rear curtain airbags.
In 2012, the Citroen C-Crosser was discontinued.