2010 Citroen C-Crosser: Minor Interior Upgrades and New Dual-Clutch Transmission

Citroen's C-Crosser SUV, which is in essence a thinly "disguised" French version of the Mitsubishi Outlander, has received some minor updates for the 2010 model year. To be revealed for the first time at the upcoming Franfkurt Show, the C-Crosser benefits from the introduction of the DCS dual clutch semi-automatic transmission, enhanced interior trim design and according to Citroen, a re-homologated diesel engine that delivers lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy.

The new 6-speed DSC dual clutch transmission is available with Citroen's 156-horsepower 2.2-liter HDi turbo diesel engine.

With this drivetrain, the C-Crosser diesel hits the 100km/h (62mph) mark from standstill in 11.1 seconds (manual: 9.9 sec) and reaches a top speed of 198km/h or 123 mph while recording CO2 emissions of 192g/km and a fuel consumption on the combined cycle of 38.7mpg UK (7.3 lt /100km or 32.2mpg US).

Citroen said that the C-Crosser's 2.2HDi 16V 156hp DPFS engine with the manual transmission has been re-homologated and now boasts reduced CO2 emissions of 185g/km while fuel economy has been improved to over 40mpg UK on the combined cycle.

For the 2010 model year, the C-Crosser also receives interior enhancements as all versions benefit from an updated dashboard design with new chrome inserts around the dials and vents, plus an improved finish on the door panels.