Citroën to Launch Basalt Vision on Second Half of 2024 & EV Variant Next Year

Citroën Basalt might feature a 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 110 horsepower

Citroën has unveiled the Basalt Vision concept Ahead of its scheduled market launch in the second half of 2024. The Basalt Vision is an SUV Coupe with the functionality of a 5-door sedan. In the brand’s domestic lineup, the upcoming car will sit above the C3 Aircross midsize SUV and below the C5 Aircross.

The unique positioning of the vehicle in the market makes it deserving of its own name, Basalt, which will stay the same when it goes for sale.

Moreover, the higher ground clearance will make it easier for passengers to get in and out of the car. Also, there is ample space available in both the front and rear areas of the vehicle. With protective shields at the front and rear and side guards, the Basalt ensures a sense of safety and security. Further, it will enable the driver to navigate challenging driving conditions with ease.

Citroën Basalt Vision is an SUV Coupe with the functionality of a 5-door sedan (Source: Stellantis)

Citroën Basalt: Design

  • Front Profile

Notably, there is a resemblance between the Citroën Basalt and the C3 Aircross. The whole front section looks nearly identical, with only slight variations in the grille insert finish. Also, you’ll notice the chrome-lined Chevron logo at the top, a split grille design, and an artificial silver skid plate at the front.

A notable inclusion is the projector headlamps, which will replace the halogen units found in other C-Cubed models. However, the LED daytime running lamp signature and the bonnet remain unchanged.

  • Side Profile:

From the side view, the Basalt stands out with its unique design elements. It includes squared-off cladding over the wheel arches, a sleek window line on both sides and a sleek roofline that extends to the rear boot.

Moreover, with the removal of door claddings, the Basalt reveals a contoured surface. On the other hand, the C-pillar displays a stylish blacked-out extension of the window line. Also, the Basalt still features the pull-type door handles.

  • Back Profile:

At the rear, the Basalt has a compact yet robust appearance, showcasing sleek surfacing and newly styled tail lamps.

While retaining the same shape as those on the C3 Aircross, the tail-lamps in the Basalt are larger and display new LED signatures. Adding to its appeal, the Basalt receives a sturdy dual-tone bumper, accented with black and silver colors.

Citroën Basalt may feature the 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. (Source: Stellantis)

Citroën Basalt: Specs

With an estimated overall length of about 4.3 meters, the Citroën Basalt assures ample space for passengers and cargo.

In addition, the Basalt may share its engine with existing C-cubed models, featuring the 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine delivering 110 horsepower. Moreover, it will be available in a manual transmission or a torque converter automatic.

Citroën Basalt Release Date?

The Basalt will face competition from the Tata Curvv, which will come in both ICE and EV variants. Citroën says it will reveal additional details about the Basalt around the middle of the year. That hints at a possible release of the electric version by January or February 2025.