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You don’t need to live in the countryside, or always be on the road looking for a new adventure to get the most out of an SUV. These stylish, roomy cars come with plenty of benefits to suit all drivers, regardless of whether you’re doing the school run, or driving to the Outer Hebrides.

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What is an SUV?

SUV stands for Sports Utility Vehicle. They are bigger and taller than normal cars by having a higher roof and seating position which gives the driver a better view of the road ahead. An SUV also has a raised ground clearance to make driving over rugged terrain easier. You can also get more compact SUVs, which are known as crossovers.


Why Should I Choose An SUV?

Stylish, robust and spacious. SUVs aren’t designed with just one person in mind, the variety of benefits means that they will suit the lifestyle and needs for every type of person. We can think of at least ten reasons why you should drive off into the sunset in an SUV.
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The Benefits Of Having An SUV



SUVs are larger than other cars, which is why they are popular with families and those living outside the city. The robust nature and strong characteristics mean that SUVs stand out on the road. Inside the vehicle also benefits by having lots of storage space, a large boot volume and room to stretch your legs out.


However, being a large car doesn’t mean that city dwellers can’t experience the brilliance of an SUV as well. Citroën C3 Aircross Compact SUV is ideal for weaving through smaller city roads and parking in tight parking spots with the help of 12 driving aids such as Park Assist, Active Safety Brake and Speed Limit Recognition.

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Fuel Efficiency

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Once upon a time, SUVs had a bad reputation for high fuel consumption, but we have made huge advances over the years to improve their fuel consumption, and they’ve become much eco-friendly.


Citroen SUV Boot Space

With an SUV, no matter what adventure you are going on, you won’t have to worry about leaving anything behind when you’re packing.

Because SUVs are larger than most other vehicles, it means that they have more boot space than the average car. The C3 Aircross has the largest boot in its segment at 410 litres, but it can be increased to 520 litres if the back seats are slid forward. Need more space? You can fold the rear seats down to increase the total volume to an impressive 1,289 litres.


Citroen SUV Versatility

You want your car for more than just one purpose, so a car that is versatile is important. Not only can you slide the back seats of a C3 Aircross forward to increase either leg room or boot space, but there is a lot more you can do to change up your SUV.

The C3 Aircross can change the traction to the road with just a flick of a switch. The Grip Control® means no more worrying about road surface or condition. There are five modes you can choose from, including automatic if you want to concentrate on driving rather than changing the control yourself.

Drive On All Roads

Like a chameleon, an SUV will adapt to its surroundings easily, so no part of the world is left undiscovered. Its weight and powerful engine means that it can take you to all corners of the world. Grip control with Hill Descent Assist means Citroën SUV’s can take on any type of terrain. Available in five modes (standard, sand, snow, mud, and ESP OFF), the Hill Descent assist feature means you keep in control of your car as it descends on the steepest of inclines.
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Best for Extreme Weather

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SUVs are also one of the best vehicles for driving in bad weather. This is because they weigh more and have better handling which helps them to withstand harsh weather. The bigger and wider wheels mean that you have more grip and stability on the road so driving in difficult conditions is made easier.


Remember though, no matter what car you have, only drive when you feel comfortable. There are some snowstorms and gale-force winds that even an SUV can’t handle, so if you're unsure about driving in certain weather conditions, wait until you feel it is safe to do so.



When it comes to picking out a new car, your main priority should always be safety. SUVs have undergone huge improvements over the years with their safety features.


C3 Aircross SUV comes with 12 driving aids, to make your journey smoother and safer. The Active Safety Brake will automatically stop the car if it senses a potential collision, blind spot monitoring system will shine an orange light to alert you if something has moved into your blind spot, and the intelligent beam headlights will change between high and low beams automatically, so driving at night is safer.

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SUV Comfort

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The more space you have, the more comfortable you are, that goes without saying. If you combine the spacious luxury of an SUV with the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, then you can expect optimum levels of comfort.

Citroën Advanced Comfort® has one purpose in mind: to give you a simple, stress-free and seamless journey. We have maximised space, created more useful storage, reduced noise and vibrations, and used our innovative technology to give you the best Citroën experience.



Because SUVs have powerful engines, they are up to the challenge of pulling something heavy behind them. It’s not just the power that helps tow something like a trailer or horsebox, though. The SUV’s weight, advanced grip control, and better visibility are all advantageous when it comes to towing.

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Great for Families



What makes the perfect family car? It’s got to be large, it’s got to have plenty of storage space, it’s got to be comfortable and able to drive on any road, and above all, it’s got to be safe.


These reasons are exactly why an SUV is the perfect family car. It has everything you need in a practical car, but it’s also stylish and fun as well.

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If you want to find out more about our SUV range or want a closer look at our Citroën SUVs, pop by your local Citroën dealership to test drive one, and see what all the fuss is about for yourself.