Citroen, the French carmaker entered India with the C5 Aircross premium SUV, and is now readying the more-affordable C3 small SUV, which will go against the likes of Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Ignis and more. The Citroen C3 is being made-in-India and will be exported to ASEAN markets from India. The C3 will be the most affordable car from the French brand in our market and is targeted to drive volumes. The Citroen C3 is essentially a product to increase foothold of the automaker in India and ahead of its launch, here’s everything you need to know about the SUV.
Citroen C3 – Engine
The Citroen C3 will come with a 1.2 turbo-petrol motor that will put out a rated power output of 110 PS and 190 Nm of max torque. The transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed MT and an automatic gearbox. The latter could potentially be a 7-speed DCT. On the entry-level trims, the Citroen C3 will source power from a naturally-aspirated mill displacing 1200 cc of the air-fuel mixture. It will generate an output of 82 PS and 110 Nm.
Citroen C3- Mileage
The 82 PS 1.2L NA petrol motor will return a mileage of 19.8 kmpl, whereas the more powerful 1.2L 110 PS turbo-petrol motor will deliver a mileage of 19.4 kmpl.
Citroen C3 – Features
When major buying practice is being performed by either millennials or Gen-Z, the feature list is an important aspect of a car. The Citroen C3 will lure buyers with its long list of equipment, including – keyless entry, large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, climate control, steering mounted audio controls, power windows and more. Also, it will come fitted with a host of safety features.
Citroen C3 – Design
The French designers certainly know a thing or two when it is about designing a car. The Citroen C3 is no exception at all. It looks funky with split headlamps, chunky fenders, and a rounded design. For added flair, it also gets C-pillar mounted door handles. It will be available with 10 different colour options, comprising of single-tone and dual-tone paint schemes. Furthermore, Citroen will be offering 3 customization packs and a total of 70 accessories for the C3.
Citroen C3 Dimensions
Talking of dimensions, the Citroen C3 is decently-sized, with a length of 3,981 mm, a width of 1,733 mm, and a height of 1,586 mm. The Citroen C3 will have the longest wheelbase in its segment of 2,540 mm.
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Citroen C3 – Price
The Citroen C3 is likely to be priced close to Rs 6 lakh, ex-showroom for the base variant, while the range-topping variant is likely to go up to Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom.
Citroen C3 – Rivals
The Citroen C3 will lock horns with models like the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Tata Punch, and more. It essentially falls in the newly created sub-compact SUV segment.
Citroen C3 – Launch Date
The French automaker has revealed the India plans for the Citroen C3 SUV. The C3 will be launched in India on July 20, while the bookings will open from July 1.