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Ateco opportunity premieres at Geneva


February 28, 2007. Ateco Automotive says it’s too early to decide whether Citroen's first SUV, the C-Crosser, will join its New Zealand line-up.

The vehicle’s debut at the Geneva auto show comes within days of Ateco’s takeover of the brand here on March 1.

Ateco, a branch of Neville Crichton’s Australian-based Ateco Automotive Pty Ltd, already represents Fiat and Alfa Romeo.

The distinctive C-Crosser has a 116kW 2.2-litre diesel engine producing 380Nm of torque at 2000rpm. The engine can run on 30 percent biodiesel.

Drivers can switch between two-wheel drive, electronically controlled all-wheel drive or a lock setting for low-grip conditions.

Citroen says the C-Crosser will “ensure that we have a vehicle to suit all our customers' needs as an SUV, a compact MPV or a hatchback."


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