Citroen unveils new compact SUV

Citroen has made one more addition to its C4 range - the Aircross.

Available in two and four-wheel drive versions, the Aircross is said to offer a combination of style, utility and technological innovation.

It also comes with an advanced four-wheel transmission system, allowing the car to be driven permanently in four-wheel drive mode. The torque is optimally distributed between the front and rear wheels.

Drivers will have the option of using a fixed front-wheel drive mode for optimum economy, as well as a locked four-wheel drive mode for all conditions.

The Aircross will be available with one petrol engine and two diesel engines, with the HDi 110 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox to try and achieve minimum levels of consumption and emissions.

A comprehensivecar insurance policy will be required by UK motorists hoping to drive one of these models.

The Aircross will be launched in the UK by the second half of next year.

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