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Old 14th November 2022, 22:15   #16
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Re: What car is this?

It is purposely covered like this to hide its contours to conceal its make and model. It is being used to Test its adaptability to road conditions.
Generally such Cars are identified from Wheels and Hub, which are not shown here.
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Old 14th November 2022, 22:21   #17
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It is purposely covered like this to hide its contours to conceal its make and model. It is being used to Test its adaptability to road conditions.
Generally such Cars are identified from Wheels and Hub, which are not shown here.
Yes, I am aware that these are test vehicles .

Maybe the title was a bit confusing. I meant to see if anyone could guess what this model was and from which manufacturer. The wheels were steel rims, painted black, with nothing to indicate any brand. Obviously, no logo on steering wheel and front grill also seemed to have been removed.
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Anyone know what this model/make is?
This is the Citroen C3 based 7 seater.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...itroen-c3.html (Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3)
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Old 14th November 2022, 22:24   #19
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I saw this car in Chennai this morning. It was moving in front of my auto on Arcot road/Kodambakkam high road-->Nungambakkam high road --> turned in to Mount road towards Central.

Anyone know what this model/make is?

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The number plate is Tiruvallur which is the location of Hindustan Motors. This is obviously either a future Citroen derivative, a defunct Mitsubishi or a future Ambasaador

Take a guess!
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Old 14th November 2022, 22:34   #20
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Re: What car is this?

This I believe is the 7 seater offering from Citroen as mentioned by CEF_Beats.

Good to see the testing in progress. Would be a good competitor to Renault Triber.
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Re: What car is this?

Tail lights give an impression that this is Citroen C3 or its derivative. As mentioned in the previous posts, this could be a seven seater derivative of C3. Today I happened to notice a C3 ride over a tar road - inter lock road combination where the meeting place between the two would have a small dip, C3 seems to be gliding over those rather than crashing as seen in other cars of the segment.
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Re: Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3

Yes, it is C3 7 seater crossover. Here are more pics of the same with similar registration numbers.
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Re: Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3

Citroen C3 7-seater MPV spotted:

Likely to come with the 1.2l turbo petrol and will rival Renault Triber, lower variants of Maruti Ertiga, Kia Carens and the likes.

Launch is expected by the end of next year (2023).

Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3-citroenc37seatermpvspied.jpg

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Re: Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3

2023 Citroen C3 7-seater high altitude testing begins, spotted testing in Manali.


Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3-2.jpg

Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3-1.jpg

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Re: Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3

Again, seen in Pune,

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Re: Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3

CitroŽn's new 7-seater SUV- All You need to know.

- Will look like C3, Compass size and will rival Chevrolet Spin in Brazil

- Seven-seater model will have turbo engine and more equipment than hatch

- The model is treated with the project codename CC24 (as a curiosity, the C3 was CC21 and the sedan to be released in 2024 is CC26).

- The final name is already set but has not yet been revealed. Will be close to C3 Aircross.

- The design of the CC24 is clearly inspired by the C5 Aircross and C3, but there is no sharing of parts such as headlights or flashlights.

- At the front, the high hood and generous air intake give the new SUV an impression of being big.

- As in CitroŽn's latest cars, the headlights will be divided into two parts. But the new logo will not yet be adopted.

- The CC24 will have dual mission: face entry versions of compact SUVs such as Jeep Renegade, Volkswagen T-Cross and Chevrolet Tracker and also steal customers of the only relatively affordable seven-seater car in Brazil, Chevrolet Spin. (In Brazil)

- Sharing components with the compact hatch is also part of the recipe for reducing production costs.

-The CMP modular platform is common to both cars, but the wheelbase will be more generous than the 2.54 meters of the C3. It will close to 2.62 m, just like spin — there will even be a five-seater version. The length should be in the 4.40 m - measure similar to that of the Jeep Compass.

-The seven-seater SUV is expected to be introduced in the first half of next year. The strategy is similar to that adopted with C3, displayed in India long before it hit stores (other markets). In the case of CC24, the presentation will be simultaneous – in Asia and Brazil.

- This means that the car will not reach stores until the last months of 2023. (Brazil?)

- The SUV of seven places can be positioned in a range of R $ 110 thousand to R $ 140 thousand. (Br.)

Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3-2.jpg

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Re: Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3

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Well, usually every car manufacturer wants to become an aspirational brand to earn a higher profit, but how come French car makers want to settle down for a budget carmaker tag?
Look a little into history and we will see that French car makers have at least over the last 70-80 years been pretty focussed on utility, people movement and democratising the automobile. Barring of course a few luxe offerings. Yet they have always had great reputations for innovation and science.

I think they have figured out that if they want to remain in India and be relevant here into the long term, then the main segment that they need to build a presence in, is the affordable utility segment.
Think about it, Ford exited. Because for one thing they were continually making a loss here and the WTO export reciprocals didnt work out for them. BMW is actually subsidizing the Indian operation as is Audi, because they absolutely want a presence here. While Mercedes has been here for 30 years I am not yet sure if they are actually turning a profit.
Neither Skoda nor VW have really been able to make a dent in the affordable utility segment.
Kia and MG arenít playing in that segment at all because they have realised that Indians love Gizmos and Bling. FCA? Well, frankly the less said the better.
There is therefore, a decent sized opportunity for Citroen and Renault and even Peugeot if they come, to make a go of the chances in India.
But the eternal sadness is, that in order to succeed, all of them will focus mainly on inexpensive cars which are cheap to make, cheap to sell, cheap to run, service and maintain and in consequence, we Indians will never get to see the lovely character-filled offerings which they have abroad and any innovations that they bring in for us, will be suitably watered-down so as to meet the cost targets.
This is most definitely ĎNo Country for the Enthusiastí.
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Re: Spied testing: 7-seater based on Citroen C3

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-The CMP modular platform is common to both cars, but the wheelbase will be more generous than the 2.54 meters of the C3. It will close to 2.62 m, just like spin ó there will even be a five-seater version. The length should be in the 4.40 m - measure similar to that of the Jeep Compass.
There are many who would prefer a petrol over a diesel with the current regulations and the DEF costs involved with a diesel and the upcoming stringent emission norms with BS6 version 2. Seeing that the length of this car will be 4.4m, this is no compact 7-seater SUV like the Renault Triber. This is going to actually compete one segment above the Triber and below the XUV700, Tata Safari, etc. This maybe a new segment after all and hope Citroen focus on providing all useful features missing in the C3 and equip this car with ESP and 6 Airbags as standard. I see many people looking into this if Citroen gives all required features with 6 airbags at the right price because people opting for the XUV700 petrol and other petrol SUVs might want to give this a look into to arrive at a buying decision and the right price can tilt the decision in favor of Citroen.

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But the eternal sadness is, that in order to succeed, all of them will focus mainly on inexpensive cars which are cheap to make, cheap to sell, cheap to run, service and maintain and in consequence, we Indians will never get to see the lovely character-filled offerings which they have abroad and any innovations that they bring in for us, will be suitably watered-down so as to meet the cost targets.
This is most definitely ĎNo Country for the Enthusiastí.
If this car will have the steering feedback, ride and handling as the C3 hatchback with enough GC to take on bad roads and can take the curves at par or better than the XUV700, atleast part of enthusiast within may feel satisfied.
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Seeing that the length of this car will be 4.4m, this is no compact 7-seater SUV like the Renault Triber. This is going to actually compete one segment above the Triber and below the XUV700, Tata Safari, etc.
Initially thought this to be a Triber competitor. But yes, looking at the length it could rival Ertiga/XL6 and the Carens.
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Initially thought this to be a Triber competitor. But yes, looking at the length it could rival Ertiga/XL6 and the Carens.
This looks like a proper SUV with its stance and design. Think with 110 BHP and close to 200nm of torque this is more closer to the Carens than the Ertiga. Think the Turbo Petrol version of Carens has 140 BHP and close to 250nm of torque. A safety test of the Citroen by GNCAP/NCAP will also help compare safety aspects of both these cars.
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