Citroen’s coming new Aircross concept, scheduled to make its debut later this week, has been given an unscheduled online debut.
Teased only days ago with a tightly cropped image and the Aircross name, the new show car is now out of the bag.
As its name suggested we should expect, Citroen’s latest concept is revealed as a new small crossover that could soon replace the Mitsubishi ASX-based C4 Aircross.
Launched internationally in 2011, the C4 Aircross failed to set hearts on fire, and Australian sales in 2013 topped out at 133 units. The model was quietly withdrawn from the local market in 2014.
This new Aircross may turn things around for the French brand’s hopes in the booming SUV market, however, thanks to its uniquely Citroen snout.
As with the compact new C4 Cactus and the new Picasso range, the Aircross concept wears a split headlight and grille design that is quickly becoming the family face of the Citroen brand.
A new and more muscular body extends behind the new concept’s face, with pumped wheel arches trimmed in rugged cladding. A wraparound D-pillar can also be seen at the rear.
Little else about the new concept has been revealed, although Citroen’s recent teaser hints at “a camera on four wheels”, which could be a new collision avoidance system.
Watch for the Aircross to make its official premiere late tomorrow or early on Thursday.