A few days ago, I shared with you the exciting projects that Citroën plans to launch on the Indian market in 2024. The range will be enriched with several new features to fill current gaps. One of the first advances is the imminent introduction of an automatic transmission in the brand's new SUV.
Launched in India in mid-October, the Citroën C3 Aircross was well received despite some notable shortcomings, including the lack of an automatic transmission option, which is very popular with consumers. Although the version presented in Indonesia had this option, the Indian version was limited to a manual gearbox. Fortunately, this will change in the coming weeks with the long-awaited arrival of the automatic transmission on the C3 Aircross in India, an announcement that should be official very soon.
According to the information available, the C3 Aircross will stick to the 110 bhp Puretech 1.2 engine for the Indian market. However, the Plus and Max trims will offer customers the choice between a manual gearbox and a torque converter automatic, both with 6 speeds. This update will be available very quickly as customers can already pre-order their C3 Aircross with automatic transmission for a deposit of 25,000 Indian rupees, or around 275 Euros.
In conclusion, it seems that the brand is moving quickly to fill the gaps in its range and in particular the lack of an automatic gearbox, which is highly appreciated by Indian consumers. The very rapid arrival of such a variant is therefore excellent news for the C3 Aircross, which will meet the needs of consumers by offering them a choice between two gearboxes, which should have an impact on sales of the brand's latest urban SUV. In December, the latter became Citroën's first sale on the Indian market with 339 units, a figure that is still very low, but which is a good sign given the brand's reduced network on the Indian market.