The Citroen C3 has been launched in India with ex-showroom costs starting at Rs. 5.70 lakh. It’s the French carmaker’s second launch in our market and the model began accepting pre-bookings for the brand new Citroen C3 on July 1 itself. Some time in the past, we had been anticipating the C3 to be a subcompact SUV or Aircross because it goes in Citroen’s nomenclature, however final yr in September, the model made it clear that it’s strategically positioning it as a SUV-inspired B-Segment hatchback. It’s arguably a wise transfer because it opens a large quantity space for the French model with out essentially having a selected set of competitors. Citroen says that deliveries for the brand new C3 will start from immediately from the corporate’s 20 La Maison phygital showrooms. The firm says that the C3 will moreover be accessible throughout 90 cities by way of its on-line gross sales channel with the automobile being delivered to the client’s door step.
The Citroen C3 is constructed on the corporate’s C-Cubed platform, which can spawn a number of new India-made fashions. In phrases of seems, the automotive oozes each bit a Citroen, proper from the glossy chrome components that stretch from Chevrons (the model brand) to the dual-tone remedy with distinction inserts, and heavy cladding. In reality, the automotive does appear like a child C5 and that is not a foul factor. Citroen will provide the automotive in 10 exterior color combos, together with dual-tone choices, and a spread of customisation decisions. Other options will embody, sporty alloy wheels and roof rails amongst others.
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The Citroen C3 does not include an computerized transmission, and that is a giant miss in our opinion.
As far as interiors go, the Citroen C3 comes with a well-laid-out cabin with two inside trim choices – Anodized Grey and Zesty Orange, with the latter providing a two-tone color remedy. The vibrant panel on the dashboard matches the outside shade of the automotive, whereas the air-con vents with shiny black bezels, are much like those within the C5 Aircross. Customers may also get a alternative of as much as eight-seat covers, and there’s a place to connect a smartphone clamp. The C3 additionally comes with a 2540 mm wheelbase and a 315-litre boot house.
The steering wheel deliberately designed as being slightly compacts is Citroen as a result of they really feel like it may assist with manoeuvrability.
In phrases of options, the C3 will get a stick-out infotainment show with a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen unit. It presents the Mirror Screen operate, in an effort to reproduce the show of the driving force’s smartphone apps like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The automotive additionally will get a flat-bottom multi-functional steering wheel, together with different options like a USB charger and a 12V socket amongst others.
The Citroen C3 is obtainable in 10 color decisions, together with dual-tone colors, and a bunch of customisations choices
The Citroen C3 is being provided with the choice of two 1.2-litre Puretech petrol engines. The first one is a naturally aspirated motor tuned to belt out about 81 bhp, whereas mated to a five-speed guide gearbox. Then is the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 108 bhp and 190 Nm of peak torque, whereas being mated to a six-speed guide gearbox. The turbo petrol model can go from 0-100 kmph in 10 seconds. As for gas effectivity, the 1.2-litre NA motor returns 19.8 kmpl, whereas the turbo petrol possibility presents 19.4 kmpl. Though there is no such thing as a direct competitors to the brand new Citroen C3 in our market, it would tackle the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Grand i10 Nios, Tata Punch and even the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.
All costs are introductory