|Assembly||Okazaki, Japan (Nagoya Plant)
Kaluga, Russia (PCMA Rus)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact SUV (J)|
|Body style||5-door CUV|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive|
|Platform||Mitsubishi GS platform|
|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)|
|Successor||Citroën C4 Aircross|
The Citroën C7 is a compact SUV (J), launched in July 2007, designed for the French manufacturer Citroën, and produced by Mitsubishi on the basis of the Outlander. The equivalent Peugeot badge engineered version was the 4007.
It was expected that the car would be named the C7, but in October 2006, it was announced that it would be called the C-Crosser. The C7 took its name from the four wheel drive concept car that Citroën first displayed in the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. The C-Crosser was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007.
Together, the 4007 and C7 were the first Japanese produced cars sold under any French brand. They had been planned to be assembled, for Europe, in the factory that was built in the 1960s to assemble DAFs, now Mitsubishi's Nedcar plant in Born, Netherlands, but this was postponed indefinitely, due to slow sales of the models.
From 2011, they were assembled at the Russian PSA Peugeot Citroën/Mitsubishi joint venture factory in Kaluga. In 2012, production of the C-Crosser ended, and it was replaced by the C4 Aircross. By the end of production, only 2,050 units had been sold.
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 seven 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
- Diesel (PSA)
- Petrol (not available in all markets)
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
|Year||Worldwide Production||Worldwide sales||Notes|
|2010||8,600||8,500||All 2010 production took place at the Okazaki facility.|
|2011||7,135||7,460||Total production reaches 45,430 units.|
|2012||2,300||3,300||Total production reaches 47,800 units.|
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Citroën C-Crosser.|
- C-Crosser at Citroën UK
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