CITROEN has been honoured at the 2018 Auto Express New Car Awards, winning two more top accolades. In one of the most competitive market segments, New C3 Aircross stood out as Small SUV of the Year, while the Grand C4 SpaceTourer took its fifth consecutive MPV of the Year title.
The C3 Aircross was praised by the Auto Express jury for its unique personality, spaciousness and affordable pricing. Previous wins for this successful new Citroën model include the Best Small Crossover prize in this year's UK Car of the Year Awards.
Continuing the celebrations, Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer (formerly known as Grand C4 Picasso), was recognised for the fifth year in a row. Auto Express highlighted the seven-seat Citroën's class-leading practicality, strong design, character and levels of comfort.
Auto Express Editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler, said: "Citroën didn't shy away from doing something different with the launch of its latest small SUV. The New C3 Aircross looks unlike anything else on sale in this segment. Its bold styling and vibrant interior mean it's a real head-turner.
"With a soft ride, the New C3 Aircross has a genuine link to Citroëns of the past, and just like some of the brand's most iconic models, this car offers plenty of individuality and comfort at a tempting price. It's affordable to buy and run, and there's plenty of room for people and luggage. This is an example of why the Citroën takes victory in its class: it focuses on the parts of the driving experience that really matter to buyers."
Referring to Grand C4 SpaceTourer, Steve Fowler said: "If you're after the cheapest way of transporting seven people and their belongings, there's still no contest: you need a conventional MPV - and there's no better model than the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer.
"Despite a recent name change, it is our top MPV choice. That's because it excels everywhere an MPV should: it's family friendly, versatile and has enough space for everyone to stretch out in, even those in the third row of seats. The interior has been thoughtfully designed and Apple CarPlay, WiFi hotspot capability and a power tailgate are now available to ensure the C4 SpaceTourer integrates with your life seamlessly. Yet despite all this, it's cheap to run whether you choose a petrol or diesel engine, meaning the C4 SpaceTourer is an MPV that has everything."