We recently covered the all-New Peugeot 4008 Crossover, the French automaker’s first venture into the compact CUV/SUV segment. With that out of the way, we shouldn’t forget that Peugeot is practically joined at hip to the more up-scale Citroen. What the fomer gets the latter usually also gets. Enter the Citroen C4 AIRCROSS Crossover, a more luxurious take on the 4008. Debuting at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, both models are based on the Mitsubishi ASX (the U.S. Outlander or Canadian RVR).
Although PSA Peugeot-Citroen put a lot of work into differentiating the two vehicles (they look noticeably different to the undiscerning eye), looking closely reveals their common origin — their roof-line, side profile and doors all look similar. The interiors will look noticeably different, however.
Like the Peugeot 4008, the C4 Aircross will be offered with four engines: two gasoline and two diesel units. However, its 110-HP 1.6-liter petrol unit will only be available with front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual transmission, while its 150-HP 2.0-liter petrol (not offered in Europe) and the 1.6- and 1.8-liter diesels — making 110-HP and 150HP, respectively — will be offered with the optional four-wheel drive setup.
The Citroen C4 Aircross will go on sale across Europe at the end of the first half of 2012.