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Citroën Basalt: preview of interior improvements


Front view of the Citroën Basalt 2024

Unveiled last March, the Citroën Basalt Vision is a faithful representation of the third model that the brand will offer on non-European markets in order to develop its sales. Although Citroën was careful not to reveal any images of the interior, the latter could give an overview of the improvements the brand intends to make to its C-Cubed range. Discover the exclusive images which show the changes made to the Basalt in comparison with the C3 Aircross.

The Citroën Basalt is important for the brand in several respects. It is indeed the brand's first coupé SUV and will enter a very competitive market segment where it will help the brand to establish itself with a dual offer, made up of the C3 Aircross alongside this Basalt. But the brand's latest addition also shows the improvements Citroën intends to make to its C-Cubed range, which has been criticised, particularly in India, for a certain lack of equipment.


The first improvements can already be seen on the exterior, as the Basalt is equipped with LED headlights, which is not the case on the C3 and C3 Aircross sold on non-European markets, particularly in India and Latin America. The Basalt is therefore more upmarket than its sisters in the C-Cubed range, but it is likely to have a major impact on them in the short term, so the latter should be getting the same lights in a few months' time.


The other improvements brought by this Basalt, and which explain why the latter has been delayed and presented only in Vision form, concern the interior, which will gain more equipment in order to gain in presence, erasing the low-end appearance criticised for the C3 and C3 Aircross both in India and Brazil. Thus, the exclusive images presented here show that Citroën will make some modifications, particularly to the rear seats with the appearance of air conditioning vents on the central console outlet. This modification also leads to the appearance of the electric window controls, which have been moved directly to the rear doors, the latter having previously been located on the central console.

You will also notice that the gear lever knob is different, as is the grille of the automatic gearbox, which differs from the Latin American versions. However, we will have to wait for the official images to know exactly what the brand intends to offer on this Basalt, as some images of test versions do not show these modifications.


In conclusion, the Basalt is not only the third vehicle in the C-Cubed range, it is also important for the brand because it gives a new indication of the style and equipment that it intends to bring to its cars intended for markets outside Europe. The changes to the interior are aimed at creating a more upmarket ambience and filling a gap in equipment. If the Basalt is equipped with it when it goes on sale after the summer, the C3 and C3 Aircross should benefit from it from 2025.

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