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."