Here is an interesting mileage comparison between the upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross and the new Kia Seltos. Seltos was recently launched in a new avatar in our market. It has been a mighty successful product for the Korean carmaker in India. It consistently features on the list of highest-selling mid-size SUVs each month. On the other hand, the C3 Aircross will be the 4th product in the portfolio of Citroen. In our market, it already sells the C5 Aircross, C3 and e-C3. Let us take a look at the fuel economy figures on the Seltos and C3 Aircross.
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C3 Aircross vs Seltos Mileage Comparison
As per the latest revelation from the French auto giant, the C3 Aircross will offer an impressive mileage of 18.5 km/l. Note that this is the ARAI-certified figure for the manual version. On the other hand, the official mileage figures of the new Seltos with the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol powertrain are 17.7 km/l with the clutch-less manual (iMT) and 17.9 with the quick-shifting and sporty DCT automatic. The C3 Aircross has a distinct edge in this regard.
|Mileage Comparison||Citroen C3 Aircross||Kia Seltos (Turbo Petrol)|
|Manual||18.5 km/l||17.7 km/l (iMT)|
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The Citroen C3 will be equipped with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, producing a respectable 110 hp and 190 Nm of torque. Initially, it will only be available with a 6-speed manual transmission, with the possibility of an automatic option being introduced later on. On the other hand, the Kia Seltos has a plethora of engine options. This includes a 1.5-litre NA petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine generating 115 PS / 144 Nm, 115 PS / 250 Nm and 160 PS / 253 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. There are options of manual, iMT. automatic, CVT and DCT transmissions depending on various powertrains.
|Specs||Citroen C3 Aircross||Kia Seltos|
|Engine||1.2-litre turbo petrol||1.5-litre petrol;|
1.4-litre turbo petrol
|Power||110 PS||115 PS (P) / 115 PS (D) / 160 PS (P)|
|Torque||190 Nm||144 Nm (P) / 250 Nm (D) / 253 Nm (P)|
|Transmission||6-speed MT||6-speed MT / 6-speed AT / CVT / DCT|
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What We Think
Note that the C3 Aicross is available only with a turbo petrol mill, atleast in the beginning. Hence, comparing its mileage with the turbo petrol variant of the Seltos reveals that it would be the preferred choice for all those buyers who want the maximum fuel efficiency from their cars. But if you are looking for a NA petrol or a diesel trim, going with the Seltos is the only option you will have. Let us see how well the customers value the mileage figures of the two going forward.