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CitroŽn C-Crosser

2007 - to date

Taking its name from the four wheel drive concept car first shown at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show, the C-Crosser represents PSA Peugeot CitroŽn's first venture into the SUV market. Full details.

PSA Peugeot CitroŽn extends its range with its new SUVs 

Developed as part of the cooperation agreement between Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and PSA Peugeot CitroŽn, the new SUVs will be marketed by the Peugeot and CitroŽn brands from July 2007 with an HDi engine and a particulate filter (DPFS). The sales target of 30,000 units a year will enable the Group to become a major player in a segment with high growth prospects in Europe. 
The SUV segment was a niche market in Europe in the early 90s, but since then sales have risen significantly and continuously. Four-wheel drive vehicles now account for 6% of the passenger vehicle market in Europe, with sales of more than 1 million units in 2005, making them a segment apart. 

A successful agreement for both groups 
The two groups decided in 2005 to join forces and work on an SUV-type 4WD vehicle platform already under development at MMC. The agreement concerned adapting this platform for the Peugeot and CitroŽn makes. Concluded on a “win-win” basis, it is clearly advantageous for both partners. PSA Peugeot CitroŽn gains access to 4WD technology enabling it to market a new product range in the European SUV market, while Mitsubishi Motors recuperates on its investment through higher sales.

The best of both worlds: the sense of safety and the possibility of travelling off the beaten path that come with a 4WD combined with the driving pleasure of a saloon
Mitsubishi Motors provides a new platform based on its renowned technical expertise in 4WD vehicles. To obtain product definition compliant with Group standards, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn took part in developing and adapting its SUVs, notably regarding running gear. Brakes, steering, suspension, rear axles and tyres have all been reworked and adjusted to ensure the highest levels of comfort and road behaviour, compliant with the demanding requirements of the PSA Peugeot CitroŽn Group in this area. 

PSA Peugeot CitroŽn fits its SUVs with the best in clean diesel technology
Seeking to reconcile leisure and the environment, Peugeot and CitroŽn have equipped all the models as standard with the Group’s particulate filter (DPFS) and the latest 2.2 HDi diesel engine. This engine is also designed to run on up to 30% biodiesel, as are all the HDi engines of the PSA Peugeot CitroŽn Group. The Group thus consolidates its position as world leader in clean diesel vehicles with particulate filters.
The SUVs’ common-rail, direct-injection diesel engine is based on the block already fitted on the Group’s mid- and high-range vehicles. Developed in partnership with the Ford group, it has been adapted to the special requirements of 4WD vehicles. 

PSA Peugeot CitroŽn underlines the identity of the brands
Faithful to its strategy, the PSA Peugeot CitroŽn Group made it a priority that each brand’s vehicle should have its own clear identity, so a great deal of effort went into interior and exterior styling. 

PSA Peugeot CitroŽn offers levels of safety, comfort and driving pleasure unheard of in this segment
With this new product offering, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn is pursuing its strategy of entering new market segments while at the same time renewing its existing ranges. The Group gives both brands additional resources to win over new customers that want to drive “differently” without having to surrender driving pleasure, comfort and respect for the environment. 



CitroŽn is continuing to broaden its range with the launch of its high-end SUV, the C-Crosser, available in Europe from summer 2007. In terms of styling, this new vehicle sits astride the conventional car and four-wheel drive categories, boasting the highest levels of performance, living space and comfort on offer in both of those categories.
With its flowing lines and elegant proportions (4.64 m long, 1.81 m wide and 1.73 m high including roof bars), the C-Crosser combines sporty looks with a vast interior – up to seven seats – together with an excellent trade-off between comfort and roadholding and all the environmental qualities of its HDi diesel engine and particulate filter. 
The C-Crosser is also a highly versatile vehicle owing to its integral transmission system, which guarantees sure-footed behaviour on any kind of road in any kind of weather, and modular cabin layout, designed for a wide array of needs.

Dynamic, status-enhancing body styling
The C-Crosser is instantly recognisable as a CitroŽn. The dramatic positioning of the chrome chevrons and the streamlined cut of the headlamps are feature stylistic cues of the Marque’s latest creations.
The styling of the C-Crosser emphasises its robustness, with curvaceous bumpers and wheel arches, its vitality, with a flowing profile and plunging roof line, and its elegance, with numerous chrome details.

Perfect trade-off between comfort and roadholding
The C-Crosser’s dynamic styling is backed up by impressive on-road performance.
The vehicle is exceptionally responsive and vigorous on the road. 
Always a CitroŽn strong point, the running gear of the C-Crosser – MacPherson at the front and multi-link axles at the back – provides an excellent trade-off between comfort and roadholding, further boosted by special 18-inch Michelin tyres.

A high-performance diesel engine that respects the environment
The C-Crosser will be available at launch with a new 156 bhp EEC (115 kW) 2.2 l HDi diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This clean diesel engine, fitted systematically with a particulate filter (DPFS), can also run on 30% biofuel (Diester).
Placing the emphasis on driving pleasure and flexible use, it develops torque of 380 Nm while boasting excellent environmental performance and low fuel consumption.

Integral transmission for safe journeys
With the C-Crosser’s integral transmission, drivers get to choose from three transmission settings, depending on road conditions and driving style: four-wheel drive, two-wheel drive and a lock setting recommended for low-grip conditions, all of which are selected using the control behind the gear lever.

Modular design for a wide array of needs
C-Crosser is easy to configure and reconfigure. Occupants can make these interior changes both quickly and effortlessly.
The vehicle can seat up to seven passengers thanks to a third row of two seats, which can be completely folded away beneath the floor.
Row 2 slides 80 mm back and forth for increased passenger comfort or luggage space. It also features a portfolio-style electrically controlled 60:40 split/fold function using two controls located in the boot.
The seats fold away to provide a completely flat floor together with a vast loading surface.
Another plus: the C-Crosser’s boot opens in two sections. The lower part of the tailgate provides support for 200 kg, making it easy to load bulky objects and perfect as an al fresco seat.

Perfect positioning in the CitroŽn range
The C-Crosser’s status-enhancing style, generous dimensions (2.67 m wheelbase) and high-level performance perfectly round out CitroŽn’s range of mid- and top-end vehicles, with the C5 and C6 saloons and C4 Picasso and C8 MPVs.
Meanwhile, the Marque is pursuing its strategy in the compact category with the C1, C2, C3 and C3 Pluriel, four complementary vehicles with extremely individual styling and concepts, to better meet the varied needs of its customers.
Equally at home in the city, on the open road and on rougher ground, the C-Crosser is for people looking for an extremely versatile vehicle that fulfils their desire for freedom and well-being.

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© 2006 Julian Marsh/CitroŽnŽt/SA Automobiles Peugoet CitroŽn and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation