Designed by Citroen and manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors, the Citroen C-Crosser is a 4-door compact crossover SUV that was produced from 2007 to 2012. This SUV is Citroen’s first break into the crossover SUV segment. The C-Crosser has since been succeeded by the Citroen C4 Aircross, which was introduced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The 7-seater C-Crosser was a restyling of the Mitsubishi Outlander, created to fill in the growing demand for four wheel drive SUV-type vehicles. The collaboration resulted in two cars: the C-Crosser and its PSA counterpart, the Peugeot 4007. The original concept for the C-Crosser first appeared in 2001 at the Geneva Motor Show. In 2009, a DCS automatic version was marketed to improve on carbon emissions and as a replacement to the petrol engine variant.
Car enthusiasts greatly see a similarity between the C-Crosser and the Outlander. But the more streamlined interior technology system of the Citroen version, including its radical look and a chassis suitable for European taste, makes it a more competitive and competent vehicle in the segment. Compared to top competition such as the Chevrolet Captiva, Toyota RAV4 and the Land Rover Freelander, the C-Crosser lands the best choice for styling and for overall handling on the road.