The French automaker PSA was ready to re-enter the Indian market again, with Citroen but the Covid19 pandemic delayed all plans for the manufacturer. Our sources confirm that apart from the debut car named C5 Aircross, Citroen is working on three more cars for the Indian market. Find details about Citroen India launch 2020 below.
- Sub-compact SU
- Premium hatch
- C-segment sedan
Highlights of C5-Aircross
The C5-Aircorss will rival the Honda CR-V in India. Citroen will either bring the new car as a complete CBU unit or a CKD unit with prices around Rs.28 lakh to Rs.32 lakh. Honda CR-V, on the other hand, costs Rs.28.27 lakh. If priced aggressively, the Citroen C5 Aircross can capture the Indian market well.
Highlights of the sub-compact SUV
All other three cars are rumoured to be developed in India itself, thus leading to a lower production cost. The sub-4m SUV will be the first car to be launched under Citroen’s C-cubed program, and has been code-named ‘C21’. C21 will be specifically made to compete against the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon. Citroen has to price the cars aggressively between Rs.6 lakh to Rs.12 lakh to become a success.
Highlights of the hatch and sedan
Citroen will launch the above-mentioned cars in India only after the success of C5-Aircross and C21. Citroen has codenamed the hatchback CC21 which will borrow cues from the C21. No details about the sedan are still available
Future of Citroen India launch 2020
Citroen will manufacture the new cars at Tiruvallur plant at Tamil Nadu. PSA recently bought the manufacturing plant which was earlier owned by Hindustan Motors. No electric cars are expected anytime soon but a possibility of the same is also not highly unlikely. According to sources, Linda Jackson, the former CEO of Citroen was quoted saying that the vehicles launched in India will also have electric counterparts.