Citroen C-Crosser 2.2HDi

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Citroen C-Crosser


C-Crosser 2.2HDi

Zut alors! keeping its hands clean in the over dirty great French maker Citroen now to pitch in with its very own

The C-Crosser, crossing the Channel July, is destined to rival seven-seaters like Subaru’s and Kia’s Sorento. But the crunch given the UK’s current climate, will be whether it down like a lump of gras at a vegan buffet

Clearly Citroen thinks is a risk worth taking. the SUV-powered school mum has become a top UK punchbag, the Society of Motor and Traders reports 175,805 sales in the last full That’s 7.5% of all new-car – with no sign of the sliding.

And Citroen’s strategy is cunning. from a bit of gallic garnish, the is part of a joint project Mitsubishi, the latter’s version the new Outlander. So it’s built and in Japan, much to the cynicism and of some French people I met this car’s inaugural

First impressions are encouraging, the brief to build a non-threatening SUV into a big, smiley-face air and an imposing-but-smooth shape. At 4.6 metres and 1.8 metres wide, the Outlander is a size to a family saloon, less space in the car park you’d need for a Ford And though there’s a sense of up, rather than in, it’s 1.7m tall, so it’s

The range is tres simple: one engine choice – own 2.2-litre HDi diesel – and two levels. The VTR+ costs and the Exclusive #xAF;#xBF;#xBD;25,490. All models a six-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel drive (which extra bite to any wheel detected as losing grip), six a split-tailgate to ease luggage and blackened side windows.

For sat nav, a beefed-up 650-watt system, a 30-gigabyte hard for map and music storage and a reversing you’ll need to opt for the Exclusive.

While Mitsubishi uses two-litre turbodiesel, this potent rival is Peugeot-Citroen’s 2.2. It’s smoother, and out-performs the Outlander like a against a rabbit. Boasting 30 in the horsepower stakes, the C-Crosser to 60mph in under ten seconds and is an long-haul companion.

Citroen C-Crosser

So will it blot Citroen’s green That extra power thirstier work. Stick to and drive carefully and the overall figure, by Citroen’s own calculation, is a few teacups under 40mpg. Use it in the though and the reading drops to 30mpg.

CO2 levels depend on wheel choice: the Exclusive 18-inchers fractionally increase the CO2 to 194g/km – stick to the 16-inch design and the figure is Either way, you’re firmly in tax band F, which a #xAF;#xBF;#xBD;205 annual tax disc.

If that’s no tweak to your the rest of the family should be First up, while not expressly a car, this is a keen to pilot – it has acres of get up and go, to squat into corners for and steers with the kind of that makes a traditional feel like a half-baked Flick the dial by the gearstick for drive and, on a gravel the Crosser keeps its cool full marks.

The cabin is a tastefully finished, place to wile away time, with excellent all round. The quality of the fittings is solid and there are storage and cup holders aplenty. Sixth and seats, however, are emergency affairs and little more adults will find the of the seat base to the floor knees-under-chin, though this can be lessened by sliding the second row bench forward a couple of a measure which, (thanks to the amount of leg space allocated to three to five), will no complaints.

To sit in the gods though, got to first build your – the unit lies flat under the tailgate and although Citroen goes to lengths by virtue of explanatory it’s a fiddly, fussy with three pull to yank and much wrestling in

So though the C-Crosser has all the substance to its style, it’s hardly a to chase the increasingly powerful pound. But if your driving include ferrying other children and navigating the occasional track, it ticks the boxes style.

Citroen C-Crosser
Citroen C-Crosser
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