The Citroën C3 Aircross has been produced at the Spanish plant in Zaragoza since 2017, sharing its production line with the Opel Crossland on the plant's first assembly line, while the second is dedicated to the production of the Opel Corsa. After a 50% reduction in volume since the beginning of January, the second production line for the C3 Aircross will disappear completely from April.v
This decision by the Stellantis group is due to the major upheaval that the Zaragoza plant is about to undergo and the huge game of musical chairs that is being prepared. In fact, the Trnava plant will resume production of the future Citroën C3 Aircross and Opel Crossland in addition to the C3, while the Zaragoza plant will be responsible for assembling the Peugeot 208s transferred from Tranava and the future Lancia Ypsilon, which will arrive in 2024.
In order to adapt its lines to the production of the two new models, the Zaragoza plant will therefore be forced to reduce production, especially as the shortage of components continues to cause production difficulties.
The line for the Citroën C3 Aircross and Opel Crossland will therefore have only one production team, whose rate will be slightly increased from 51 to 52 vehicles per hour. This situation should last until July or August, when the Peugeot 208 is due to start production on the line.
The C3 Aircross is entering the final phase of its career, as it could be renewed from 2024, probably at the end of the year, in order to strengthen Citroën's offer in the B segment and, above all, to offer a 100% electric engine.