Citroën C-Crosser

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Citroën C-Crosser
Citroën C-Crosser front 20100329.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Citroën
Production 2007–2012
Assembly Okazaki, Japan (Nagoya Plant)
Born, Netherlands (NedCar)
Kaluga, Russia (PCMA Rus)
Body and chassis
Class Compact crossover
Body style 5-door wagon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
Platform Mitsubishi GS platform
Related Mitsubishi Outlander
Peugeot 4007
Powertrain
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed semi-automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length 4,645 mm (182.9 in)
Width 1,805 mm (71.1 in)
Height 1,715 mm (67.5 in)
Kerb weight 1,750 kg (3,860 lb)
Chronology
Successor Citroën C4 Aircross

The Citroën C-Crosser is a compact crossover, launched in July 2007,[1] designed for the French manufacturer Citroën, and produced by Mitsubishi Motors on the basis of the new Outlander. The equivalent Peugeot badge-engineered version is the 4007.

It was expected that the car would be named the C7, but it was announced that it would be called the C-Crosser. The C-Crosser took its name from the four-wheel drive concept car that Citroën first displayed in the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show.[2][3]

Together, the 4007 and C-Crosser are the first Japanese-produced cars sold under any French brand. Since 2009, they have been assembled, for Europe, in the factory that was built in the 1960s to assemble DAFs, now Mitsubishi's Nedcar plant in Born, Netherlands[4] and since 2011 at the Russian PSA Peugeot Citroen/Mitsubishi joint venture factory in Kaluga.[5]

In 2012, production of the C-Crosser ended, and it was replaced by the C4 Aircross.

Seating[edit]

The second and third row of seats can be folded away to provide a flat floor and an expanded load capacity for the boot.

The rear two seats can be completely hidden away under the floor, while the second row of seating, slides to offer greater leg room or boot space, features a 60:40 split/fold function that is operated via electric controls in the boot.

This allows for the car to be used for both sporting and also for transporting groups of up to 7 people, including the driver. This is similar to the seating arrangement in the current Citroën C4 Picasso which also offers the capability of seating seven persons.

Engines and transmissions[edit]

  • Diesel (PSA)
  • Petrol (not available in all markets)
    • 2.4 L 4B12 DOHC 16-valve MIVEC I4, 170 PS (125 kW; 168 bhp) (same engine as the Outlander)[6]

The C-Crosser’s integral transmission allows drivers to have a choice of three settings, dependent on road conditions and driving style: two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and a lock setting designed for low-grip conditions. Ensuring an optimum blend of comfort, road holding and off-road capability. All these transmissions are selectable using the control behind the gear lever.

Sales and production[edit]

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2009 5,000[7] 9,400[7]
2010 8,600[7] 8,500[7] All 2010 production took place at the Okazaki facility.[7]
2011 7,135[1] 7,460[1] Total production reaches 45,430 units.[1]
2012 2,300[8] 3,300[8] Total production reaches 47,800 units.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "PSA Annual Report 2012". Car manufacturers. PSA. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Car News: the latest motoring news - BBC Top Gear - BBC Top Gear". Topgear.com. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Citroën C- Crosser · Novedades · Motor · Autopista · Terra". Motor.terra.es. 2006-10-26. Retrieved 2010-12-04.  (Spanish)
  4. ^ "Mitsubishi Motors’ European production hub (Nedcar) celebrates its 40th anniversary". Automotoportal.com. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  5. ^ "PSA in Russia". Mediacenter.psa-peugeot-citroen.com. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  6. ^ Tan, Paul. "Citroën C-Crosser now with 2.4L 4B12 engine". Paultan.org. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Engine specs from PSA Peugeot Citroën". Creator and designer. PSA Peugeot Citroën. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c Memento Mars 2013. PSA Peugeot Citroën. 21 February 2013. p. 50. Retrieved 31 July 2013. (French)

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