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C4 AIRCROSS REVIEW: Most car reviews describe the C4 Aircross as bold and bemusing.

The French car maker Citroen describe the C4 Aircross as 'intense and optimistic'. So why is the new concept car so outlandish?

The first launch of the C4 Aircross soft-roader ocurred in 2012 across Europe. But, you cannot deny the design of the French SUV preview will split opinions.

But, you are certain to admire the Aircross if you compare attributes in the C4 Cactus car review.

It measures around the same size as the Land Rover Discovery Sport or the bold and brash BMW X3.

Twin grilles and fierce squinting headlights seem to create an aggression rarely seen in Citroen SUV and 4x4 cars. But, extra stylish touches remove any hint of a boxy shape.

A closer inspection reveals the Mini-esque floating roof and silver-trimmed rear windows. Not to mention the lovable tiny wing mirror design feature.

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Citroen deploy their 'Airbump' bubble-wrap technology as with the C4 Cactus SUV range. But what about driving the Citroen C4 Aircross?

Propulsion gets delivered by a four-wheel-drive hybrid car system. One option is a 218bhp 1.6-litre petrol turbo twinned with a 95bhp electric motor.

They claim it can operate the rear axle on its own for a 31-mile electric-only range. That results in a list of statistics that may be all too improbable in the real world.

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There is a new brand of 'Alloy Bumps' fitted down low. They help to absorb the heave-ho of green lane off-roading if that 'floats your boat' (byway open to all traffic).

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Citroen say they designed the C4 Aircross to boost 'physical and mental well-being'. It is also meant to pick up on the sofa spirit of the C4 Cactus SUV. What about the physical side of the C4 Aircross interior?

Citroen C4 Aircross Interior and TrimThe most noticeable characteristics has to be the 'king-size' seats. They are bold with an intense white and orange colour scheme.

Huge panoramic HD screens beam out many bright colours. This Citroen C4 Aircross review attempts to be neutral. But, it is difficult to see how they contribute to your mental wellness.

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All four seats come equipped with microphones and speakers.

This advanced technology creates 'sound bubbles'. In short, that means you can chat to selected passengers, or choose to ignore them all.

Of course the official wording from Citroen is a little less flippant. They say 'each passenger can choose who they want to speak to while respecting the relaxation of their fellow travellers. That makes the journey a time for calm or communication.'

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The Citroen C4 Aircross SUV rivals the Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford Kuga. It carries the trademark styling most of which comes from the larger C-Crosser SUV. Whereas, its mechanical make-up gets based on the Mitsubishi ASX.

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Citroen C4 Aircross Price RangeCitroën C4 Aircross SUV Price Range: £37,990 - £41,990