21 March 2019
Get ready for the summer with this airy Citroen number from Norev
Norev 2017 Citroën C3 Aircross, grey with white roof and orange deco
When Citroën launched its C3 Aircross in Paris on 12th June 2017, (not to be confused with a quite different car of the same name, a Picasso-based MPV made at its Brazilian production facility) its styling was noted as being a very clever rework of the base C3 into a subcompact crossover SUV, whilst also taking many of the styling cues from the C-Aircross concept car that had been presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Directed by Pierre Authier, its style is very much in harmony with that of the latest Citroën offerings with front double decker lights.
It shares its platform and many elements with the Peugeot 2008 and Opel Crossland X, following the partnership between Groupe PSA and General Motors that began in 2012.
Norev's superb 1/43 scale replication of Citroën's eye-catching design is absolutely fabulous, capturing the character of the real thing perfectly, right down to that now signature front lamp arrangement of the manufacturer's modern range.
Apart from the initial things that draw your attention, the subtle but definitely outstanding orangey-red roof rails, side mirror tops and main headlamp unit surrounds, the next most obvious feature on this model is the open sunroof, a masterstroke. It looks so realistic that you'd think it can actually slide - but it doesn't (I tried!). It doesn't matter at all because what it does do is allow you to fully appreciate the excellent interior.
A really stunning model of an equally fabulous real car. I hope there are many more versions of this to follow from Norev.