These are good times for Citroën’s family of commercial vehicles. Alongside its line of cars, during 2018 the brand achieved a new sales record in Europe. Licensing grew 3.5%, reaching a market share of 9.5%. Thanks to this result the French manufacturer managed to climb a position in the ranking of the best-selling brands and integrate into the Top 5 European.In the specific case of Citroën vehicles for the professional and working world, they achieved very good sales figures during the previous year. In 2018 Citroën Jumpy and Citroën SpaceTourer accounted for 60,000 units, while the new Citroën Berlingo and its commercial version, Citroën Berlingo Van, registered 50,000 vehicles sold since its launch in September 2018.The manufacturer expects that with the arrival of the new line 2019 of Citroën Jumpy the sales will suffer a significant increase. The new offer is now comprised of five versions, three of them new. Are the following:
Worker – It is oriented to professionals who transport goods and workers. It is available in size M and includes the Overhead Suspension Work Package, low engine protection and extended payload capacity. All this is combined with the Grip Control system and a front seat with three seats ford mustang car cover.
Driver – A version designed to make long journeys with multiple urban and extra urban deliveries. Among its equipment we find the Acoustic Pack, different aids to driving and the multimedia system Citroën Connect Radio with touch screen of 7.0 inches. Also offered in size M.
CityVan – This version is intended for purely urban drivers. It is available in XS size and its equipment looks for to facilitate maneuvers and movement in the city. It features a keyless entry and exit system, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking assist, rear view camera and the 7.0-inch Citroën Connect Radio multimedia system.
Club – It is a multipurpose and customizable intermediate version. Among its equipment there is the manual air conditioner, RDS / MP3 audio equipment, Bluetooth, rear parking aid and USB connection.
Control – It occupies the place of access to the line of the Citroën Jumpy. Its equipment, although more scarce, is also valid for many professionals. It includes central locking, front electric windows, regulator and speed limiter and helps in starting ramps.As for the mechanical part, everything revolves around the diesel. All available engines comply with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard. The range of powers ranges from 100 hp up to 180 hp. Only the most powerful version has an EAT8 eight-speed automatic transmission. The others include the six-speed manual transmission. The new Citroën Jumpy 2019 is already on sale in Europe with an output price of around 14,000 euros, depending on the market.
2018 – CITROËN C1 ELLE & URBAN RIDE
The 2014 line of the Citroën C1 receives some changes in relation to its mechanics, besides some slight modifications in the aesthetic part. This updates the small urban that had already been renovated more deeply last year.The most relevant news for the Citroën C1 are related to the debut of two new special editions ELLE and Urban Ride, which bring news in its exterior and interior aesthetics, aimed at younger customers and the female audience.But the news of the renewed C1 are not only focused on the aesthetic part, since the smaller model of the French manufacturer still incorporates some improvements in the equipment, especially in relation to the assists in the conduction, including autonomous braking in the city with pedestrian detection and alert of change unintentional range, as well as assistance in starting on ramps.The Citroën C1 2018 also has an infotainment system with 7.0-inch touch screen with Bluetooth, USB and Mirror Screen, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, central locking, electric windows, etc.The ELLE special version is aimed at the female audience and includes unique 15-inch alloy wheels, a body in three different color combinations and complete standard equipment. Urban Ride is aimed at the male audience and will be offered in five different shades for its body, black mirrors and black alloy wheels, among other details specific to that version.The C1 says goodbye to the 82 hp 1.2-liter VTI, as the only available engine is the 1.0-liter VTI, which has been tuned to improve its performance, boosting its power to 72 hp. It may be associated with a five-speed manual transmission or a robotic ETG of equal amounts of ratios.
2018 – CITROËN C3 AIR CROSS RIP CURL EDITION
The relationship between Citroën and Rip Curl is being beneficial to both parties. The latest vehicle of the French brand to benefit from this collaboration was the new Citroën C3 Aircross. To celebrate that Citroën’s new urban crossover has overcome the barrier of 100,000 orders in Europe they have decided to present the special edition Rip Curl.Following the arrival of European C4 Picasso Rip Curl and Grand C4 Picasso Rip Curl dealers last January, and most recently the SpaceTourer Rip Curl, both brands now unveil the new Citroën C3 Aircross Rip Curl. It is already on sale in Europe with the aim of captivating the most adventurous drivers who love outdoor sports.Visually noticeable thanks to the shiny black roof bars, gray front and rear protections, as well as the 16-inch Matrix Black in Black Onyx alloy wheels and the blue color touches to the outer rearview mirror housings and the friezes of the headlights. Although the unit featured in the images is painted in Natural White, the brand offers three other body colors: Cosmic Silver, Misty Gray and Beige Sable, combined with the Black Ink ceiling. The Rip Curl logo is present at the two front doors.The interior of the Citroën C3 Aircross Rip Curl presents a specific environment of this edition. It has a gray fabric upholstery finished with white stitching, and the top of the seat backs features a decorative strip in blue. This contrast is also present on carpets.The special edition Citroën C3 Aircross Rip Curl was created based on the Feel finish level. Citroën points out that for only 650 euros of extra cost an additional equipment valued at 2,200 euros is offered. Among the most relevant features offered as standard are: Citroën Connect Nav 3 with 7.0-inch touch screen that includes TomTom navigation service, voice recognition and connected services; Mirror Screen function compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink; electric windows; externally adjustable and electrically folding rearview mirrors; rear parking aid; Grip Control with Hill Assist Descent function; 16-inch alloy wheels; LED lights for daytime running; air conditioning; Pack Look SUV; leather steering wheel; recognition of traffic signals; regulator and speed limiter; Bluetooth handsfree kit and USB input; multiple airbags (front, side and curtain) and alert of involuntary change of track.Regarding the mechanical part, there will be several options available. The offer will mostly be gasoline. You can opt for a PureTech 1.2 liter engine available in three power levels: 82, 110 and 130 hp. All of them are coupled to a manual transmission. In the diesel line everything passes through a 1.6 liter BlueHDi engine of 100 or 120 hp. The most powerful diesel option comes with an EAT6 six-speed automatic transmission.
2018 – CITROËN C4 AIRCROSS
The Beijing 2018 Hall opened its doors today. There are first-class brands such as Citroën, which will take advantage of the celebration of this event to present to the Chinese public an important local news. This is the new Citroën C4 Aircross. We have already commented on another occasion that the French brand intends to keep the name C4 Aircross alive, and will do so with a specific model for the Chinese market.As it draws attention in the images below, we are before the Chinese version of the Citroën C3 Aircross that can be found in the western dealers. However, the model that will be sold in China is not exactly the same, since it has different measures, the Chinese C4 Aircross being larger than the C3 Aircross.The crossover measures 4.27 meters in length, meaning it is 12 inches larger. This increase is to benefit the wheelbase, which now reaches 2.65 meters. Therefore, the Citroën C4 Aircross that will be launched in China has a more spacious passenger compartment, especially in the rear seats, where a larger legroom is offered. On the other hand, passengers will also have a larger panoramic glass roof, which will allow a greater amount of natural light to enter and favor the feeling of space.The Chinese version of the Citroën C3 Aircross integrates the Airbumps in the lower part of the doors. It offers numerous combinations of customization thanks to the introduction of a bicolour body and different color packages. In short, it follows the trail of Citroën’s latest launches, where combinations of exterior colors, interior environments and wheel designs allow you to set up a car that clearly reflects the customer’s own personality.On the other hand, and not least, the front of the Citroën C4 Aircross differs slightly from the Western model. The license plate in this case is positioned lower. In addition, in the rear now comes a new protection bumper and a double exhaust outlet that allows a touch of sportiness and dynamism.It will also come equipped with different driving aids technologies and digital services, such as the AliOs system, developed by Banma Technologies. Developed by a joint venture in which Alibaba participates, it will allow the driver to access through the 9.0-inch touchscreen to different ultra-personalized online services. It will allow, for example, to make payments online from parking lots and service stations, online navigation and music playback.The new Citroën C4 Aircross will be on sale in China from the second half of this year. Its production will take place in Wuhan, China. In the Chinese line of the brand, will be positioned between the Citroën C3-XR and the Citroën C5 Aircross. China currently accounts for 57% of Citroën’s sales outside Europe, exceeding 34,000 licenses during the first quarter of 2018.
2018 – CITROËN C4 CACTUS
Citroën today introduced the revamped C4 Cactus. The change that catches the eye is the location of the airbumps, which went from the center of the doors to the bottom and took on a more compact and discreet dimension – in the same style as the C5 Aircross.The front has also undergone some changes, with a new bumper and new LED daytime running lights that extend to the brand’s logo. At the rear there are also new LED flashlights with 3D effect and the entire rear cover changes to the color of the body.
The ceiling bars disappeared.Despite maintaining the platform, it is noted that the Cactus has gained a look closer to a sedan. At 4.17 meters, the French model became 13 mm longer, 1.71 m wide (increased 19 mm), 1.48 m tall (reduced 5 cm), while maintaining the 2.60 m wheelbase.The French brand says that the new model now has 1/3 of its glass surface, largely because of a large panoramic roof – provided with thermal protection. Also new is the inclusion of new seats with high density foam, new connectivity functions, and 12 new driving aids (Active Safety Brake, range exit alert or grip control). Also noteworthy for the 7.0-inch floating touch screen, digital dashboard and new materials.Among the major changes is the debut of the progressive hydraulic suspension (PHC). Regarding the engines, it will be possible to choose between the 1.2 Puretech 130 hp petrol with six-speed manual transmission, also available in a version of 110 hp (manual or automatic transmission EAT6) and 82 hp. In the diesel line, at launch will be the 1.6-liter BlueHDi of 100 hp. In the second half of 2018 will arrive the BlueHDi of 120 cv EAT6.