Citroen has begun testing a new subcompact SUV, which should take the position of the entry-level model in place of the discontinued C1 hatchback. The car, known so far only under the in-house designation C21, is being driven in the north of Sweden.
At the same time, India will become one of the main markets for it: sales there must be organized by the end of this year. At this stage of testing, the prototype is reliably disguised, but it is known that the basis is the modular CMP platform, which Peugeot-Citroen developed together with its Chinese partners Dongfeng. For example, the new Citroen C4, Opel Corsa and Mokka are built on it. The same chassis is used for a number of new products from the Stellantis alliance, in which the PSA group has dissolved, including the smallest Jeep crossover.
Citroen C21 will compete with models like the Hyundai Venue, KIA Sonet, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite: a lot of new names have appeared in this segment lately.
Meanwhile, Toyota seems to be working on a successor to Aygo, which in its current form is a close relative of Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108. The new car will be created separately from European partners, and it, apparently, will also change the form factor to please the current consumer requests. At the same time, it will be produced at the same plant in the Czech Republic. Since this year, the Japanese have owned it alone: the French withdrew from the joint venture, after which the company was renamed from Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile Czech to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech.
We also advise you to watch a detailed review of Citroen Berlingo from the FineAuto team: