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Citroen to launch Hyundai Creta Rival in India

Citroen mid-sized SUV

The Citroen mid-sized SUV will be launched in our market in 2022.

PSA Groupe has officially entered in India with its Citroen brand. The company will start selling cars in our market in 2020. The Citroen C5 Aircross will be the brand’s first product, which has already been unveiled in India. A new media report claims that Citroen will focus mainly on SUVs and will introduce a mid-sized SUV.

The report claims that Citroen will launch its 3rd product in India by 2022. The third model will be a mid-sied SUV, which will directly challenge the segment-leader Hyundai Creta. The new SUV will be based on the international C4 Cactus; however, it will be highly localised and built for Indian market.

The mid-sized Citroen SUV will be available in petrol and diesel guise. It is expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine. The company could also plan to introduce the hybrid version of the SUV to meet the real-world driving emission tests that come into effect in 2023. The Citroen mid-size SUV will also challenge the likes of Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster and upcoming SUVs including Kia SP2i and the Tata Blackbird.

Besides a mid-sized SUV, Citroen is also working on a sub-4 meter SUV for the Indian market. The new mini SUV will come with over 90 per cent of localisation that means, it will be priced quite competitive. It will be the brand’s second model for our market and will be launched in 2021. The new sub-4 meter SUV is reportedly to be priced around Rs 7 lakh.

Video – Citroen C5 Aircross First Look

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