Find out how the New Citroën C3 Aircross is an essential part of one couple’s adrenalin-fuelled adventures
The award-winning New Citroën C3 Aircross is the ideal car for modern young families. In fact, many couples find it can turn into a race to get hold of the keys, because this sturdy small SUV is so much fun to drive and so good to own.
Just as appealing as its driving experience is the space and practicality the C3 Aircross offers. There’s a class-leading boot capacity, but this can be enhanced by sliding the rear seats forward, while the seats also split and fold 60:40 to allow awkward loads to be carried. No matter how you set up the load area, it’s perfect for outdoor activities such as kitesurfing, abseiling and coasteering, with all the bulky equipment they require. And because the car’s shape allows it to swallow more stuff than most rivals, there’s room for that one large bag you always forget until the very last minute!
With the car loaded up, it’s time to hit the road, and this is where the technology on board the C3 Aircross comes into its own. The seven-inch touchscreen features sat-nav, and entering a destination couldn’t be easier. It’s just as straightforward to pair a smartphone with the infotainment system as well, so you’re ready to take calls safely and legally on the go. And the technology is there to help again when you’re parking, with a camera and parking sensors making reversing into a space a breeze.
After an exhilarating and exhausting activity like abseiling, it’s not just you who needs reviving. Your phone might, too. But there’s no need to worry about carrying the right lead in the C3 Aircross; simply drop your compatible smartphone on to its wireless charging pad and power will be added to the battery.
All the while, the C3 Aircross delivers everything you expect from a car developed as part of Citroën’s Advanced Comfort Programme, with supple suspension and comfy seats. But unlike many other models in its class, the C3 Aircross also delivers on its chunky looks off the beaten track. The Grip Control system has a number of modes to suit a variety of situations, from muddy tracks to sandy beaches, allowing this Citroën to go where other cars won’t go – all at the simple twist of a dial. So you can reach the best climbing locations, or get to a quiet part of the beach to unload your kitesurfing gear.
But as the sun sets on a thrilling day of outdoor fun, and you open the electric panoramic sunroof to get the full benefit, the rear seats split and fold again just as you need them to take all your kit and load up again. And although you’re now too tired to fight over the keys for the journey home, the C3 Aircross will get you there safely and in style and comfort.
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