NEW AUTO DCS GEARBOX, MORE EQUIPMENT, LESS CO2 & IMPROVED MPG FOR CITROËN’S C-CROSSER
To be revealed at the Frankfurt Motorshow, Citroën’s C-Crosser SUV has been given some smart upgrades with the introduction of an advanced DCS (Dual Clutch System) transmission, enhanced interior trim design and a re-homologated diesel engine that delivers even lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy.
Offering an automatic diesel option in C-Crosser for the first time, a refined new 6-speed electronic DCS gearbox is now available with Citroën’s powerful 2.2HDi 16V 156hp DPFS engine – in both VTR+ and Exclusive versions. The new transmission provides both Automatic and Manual driving modes with paddles behind the steering wheel. Thanks to the dual clutch design, smooth and efficient gear shifts are made without interrupting power delivery, with the engine applying torque to one clutch the instant it disconnects from the other – a ‘Sport’ mode can also be selected for even more responsive performance. As well as convenience and driver enjoyment, the new DCS equipped C-Crosser boasts impressive environmental credentials with CO2 emissions of just 192g/km (VED Band J) and fuel consumption on a combined cycle of 38.7mpg.
The C-Crosser also receives further enhancements in terms of interior finish and improved convenience. Bluetooth® connectivity is now standard specification on Exclusive versions, allowing for compatible mobile phones to be connected to the integrated hands-free kit. Automatic windscreen wipers are specified as standard across the range and all versions benefit from an updated dashboard design with new chrome inserts around the dials and vents, plus an improved finish on the door panels.
The C-Crosser’s 2.2HDi 16V 156hp DPFS engine – with Manual transmission – has recently been re-homologated, resulting in both the VTR+ and Exclusive models now boasting reduced CO2 emissions of just 185g/km – delivering lower Vehicle Excise Duty (VED Band I) and lower BIK taxation charges. At the same time, fuel economy has been improved to over 40mpg on the combined cycle – making the C-Crosser Manual even more appealing in the 7-seater SUV market.