Citroen Basalt Concept
Citroen Basalt ConceptCitroen

Citroen Basalt coupe-suv unveiled

The Citroen Basalt coupe-SUV will be the fourth car on Citroen's C-Cubed architecture

Citroen has taken the wraps off the Basalt Concept coupe-SUV and it's almost production ready! The Basalt is developed for India and South America. It will be produced locally and it's the fourth car on the brand's C-Cubed architecture. The Basalt will be launched in India in the second half of 2024 and it rivals the also upcoming Tata Curvv upon its debut. While we don't have its full details yet, here's everything you need to know about it.

Citroen Basalt styling, interior and features

There's no mistaking the Basalt to be anything but a Citroen, at least from the front because it has styling elements similar to its siblings. Its front fascia is almost identical to the Citroen C3. Up front it gets a two-part grille, a silver skid plate, LED DRLs and headlights. In profile, the car rides on gun-metal finish alloys, which may not appear on the production version. And to highlight its sloping roofline, it gets blacked-out extensions on the C-pillar. The Basalt also does away with the heavy cladding that the C3 is known for. At the back, or gets wrap-around LED tail lights, an integrated spoiler and a similar silver faux skid plate like the front.

While Citroen hasn't revealed its interior yet, we're expecting the Basalt to have all the features from the C3 like automatic climate control, cruise control, wireless charging, keyless entry and electrically foldable ORVMs.

The Citroen Basalt Concept gets a sloping roof
The Citroen Basalt Concept gets a sloping roofCitroen

Citroen Basalt engine

Details on the Basalt’s powertrain are also scarce, but we're expecting it to be powered by the same 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine that does duties in the C3. The mill churns out 108bhp and 190Nm of peak torque and can be paired to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Citroen Basalt price and rivals

Being a more stylish, coupe-SUV, variant of the C3, the Basalt will certainly demand a premium over it. We're expecting it to be priced around the ₹15-20 lakh mark. Upon its launch, it will rival the also upcoming Tata Curvv. More details of the Basalt will be unveiled in mid-2024 and it will be launched at the end of the year.

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