Citroen has subbed out the cute face of its C3 Aircross for a tougher new look, but it’s not locked in for Australia.

    The 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross hasn’t been locked in, but the brand is “working closely with the factory” to see if it can add the updated Mazda CX-3 rival to its Australian stable.

    The current Citroen C3 Aircross touched down in April 2019, and sits alongside the C3 hatchback and C5 Aircross in local showrooms.

    Sales have been slow in keeping with the wider Citroen range, with just 65 sold in 2020 and 55 sold in 2019.

    With just 203 vehicles sold in 2021, Citroen’s sales were lower than even Ferrari and Maserati in Australia.

    Revealed in Europe, the facelifted C3 Aircross gets a new look in keeping with the smaller C3 hatchback.

    There are new LED headlights and extra chrome detailing, beneath which sits a new grille designed to look tougher than before.

    Seven colours will be offered, along with a range of body trim packs and roof finishes.

    The cabin now features Citroen’s latest “Advanced Comfort Seats” with more foam, likened by the company to a mattress topper.

    Inside, it packs a new 9.0-inch touchscreen.

    Power in the C3 Aircross comes from the same turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine used in the C3 hatchback, producing 81kW of power and 205Nm of torque mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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