Citroën unveils Basalt Vision SUV Coupe concept in India

Citroën’s new Basalt Vision SUV Coupe will join the brand’s model range in India and South America in the second half of 2024. Basalt Vision will support Citroën’s international growth alongside the C3 and C3 Aircross in major markets, the company said. Of course we won’t be seeing it, or any new Citroëns, here in Canada and the USA.

“Developed and produced locally, we are confident that Basalt will appeal to a large number of customers and strengthen our position in major markets. We can’t wait to tell you more about it in middle of the year,” Thierry Koskas , Citroën CEO, said.

Looking much like a design emanating from other Asian manufacturers, here is the spin that Citroen marketing put on Basalt’s introduction:

A new silhouette concept in this segment:
Citroën Basalt Vision is a daring concept for an SUV Coupe that brings together a number of customer expectations. It will be the first model in this territory to borrow attributes from different automotive codes. Its SUV character is aspirational, expressing modernity, robustness, and reassurance. Powerful and muscular, it has a confident, solid stance on the road, thanks to its high ground clearance, high bonnet, upright front end, widened wings, and protected wheel arches with distinctive geometric shapes. Its coupe-like rear trailing edge adds fluidity and dynamism to a model that expresses energy and tension. The whole is both racy and elegant, with balanced proportions and a sleek silhouette that suggests aerodynamic efficiency, the release said.

Citroën confirms its ambitions in terms of creativity with the unveiling of this unique silhouette concept. Its unique positioning at the crossroads justifies a dedicated name, Basalt, which will be retained when it goes on sale. Basalt shares with this volcanic rock, born of the energy of the earth, the promise of robustness and serenity represented by this resistant and timeless material. These values are perfectly matched by a vehicle that will reassure its owner with its endurance and reliability and allow him to relax in a veritable cocoon. The higher ground clearance makes it easier to get in and out of a vehicle that offers plenty of space, both front and rear. Combined with protective shields at the front and rear and side guards, it promotes a feeling of safety and security, allowing you to tackle difficult driving conditions with peace of mind. Every journey in Basalt will be a moment of relaxation and comfort, as you would expect from a Citroën.

A new addition to the Citroën range:
Following on from the C3 and C3 Aircross, Citroën Basalt Vision marks the 3rd stage in the C-Cubed program deployed specifically to ensure Citroën’s growth in two strategic regions, India and South America. The ambition is to develop a strong and distinctive product offering, with unique design and ease of use that create value for customers. All three models are based on the same Smart Car platform, configured specifically to meet the needs of customers in these markets, illustrating the modularity and efficiency of this platform. Beyond the product, Citroën’s ambition is to offer a more serene and joyful motoring experience through a simplified customer journey and services that make life easier for the customer.

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