Citroen Launches New C3L Cross SedanDecember 13, 2019
There was originally an affordable Citroen C-Elysee sedan, which was shown in 2012.
Later in 2014, on the basis of this sedan, a cross-hatchback Citroen C3-XR was built in China. And now, on the basis of this 5-door, the manufacturer is preparing another sedan.
Pictures Citroen C3L published in the Ministry of Industry of China. The upcoming car is a cross-hatchback C3-XR, which has an additional tail luggage carrier: apparently, it even has rear doors the same as the donor 5-door, in addition, the front of the body. And the main difference between the new items will be a plastic cross-body kit and increased ground clearance.
It is assumed that the Citroen C3L will receive the same wheelbase as the C-Elysee sedan (2 655 mm), but it will become longer (4505 against 4427 mm) and higher (1513 against 1476 mm). The width of the two 4-doors is identical (1748 mm). In addition, the model will acquire various powertrains. If C-Elysee in China is available only with a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine with 117 hp, then the C3L is certified with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo engine with 116 hp.
The cross sedan should debut very soon. However, it probably will not go outside the Chinese market, as the C3-XR brand does not export the cross-hatchback.
In addition, it was previously announced that the Citroen C4 Cactus will give way to an electrified successor. The novelty will make the company already on the market electrified models of the brand E-Berlingo MultiSpace, C-Zero and E-Mehari.
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