Citroen has revised the prices of the C3 hatchback. It’s been two months since the French carmaker’s first mass-market offering and now the introductory prices have been revised. The C3 now gets a price hike of up to ₹17,000 for the naturally aspirated petrol trims and up to ₹9,000 for the Turbo trim. The C3 competes in a B segment with everything from hatchbacks to compact SUVs and despite the additions, it’s still the cheapest.
|variable||New price||old price||Difference|
|Live||₹5.88 lakh||₹5.71 lakh||17000 Rs|
|feel||₹6.80 lakh||₹6.63 lakh||17000 Rs|
|Feel the vibe pack.||₹6.95 lakh||₹6.78 lakh||17000 Rs|
|Feel the dual tone pack.||₹6.95 lakh||₹6.78 lakh||17000 Rs|
|Feel the dual-tone vibe pack.||₹7.10 lakh||₹6.93 lakh||17000 Rs|
|Feel the Turbo Dual Tone Vibe Pack.||₹8.15 lakh||₹8.06 lakh||₹9000|
Citroen C3: A Brief Summary
The C3 is available in live and fail variants. Customers can also add the Vibe Pack which comes with additional accessories. While the dual-tone color scheme is optional for the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine, it is standard on the Turbo variant. To know more about the different types of features, visit the link below.
Citroen C3 variants explained
The C3 has plenty of SUV cues such as silver skid plates for the front and rear and high approach and departure angles. It gets a ground clearance of 180mm and a turning radius of 10m. The bonnet tapers downwards to aid visibility and provide a commanding driving position that Indians prefer according to Citroen. Its length is 3.98 and the overall design is quirky and cool. The front features a typical Citroen double slat grille with split LED headlamps. The LED DRLs blend neatly into the grille. It also features black cladding all around for a rugged look. On the side are diamond cut alloy wheels. At the rear, there are rectangular tail lamps with a dual-tone bumper.
Center stage is taken by a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It gets a colorful dashboard with patterns for a funky look. With a wheelbase of 2,450mm, Citroen promises the best legroom in the segment.
A quirk of the C3’s interior is the placement of the power window switches, which are placed where the rear A/C vents would normally be. It gets manual air conditioning, steering mounted audio controls, and a digital instrument cluster. Citroen claims the C3 is best in class head, shoulder and elbow room for passengers. It gets a 1 liter globe box and a 315 liter boot.
The Citroen C3 is powered by two petrol engines. The 1.2-litre naturally aspirated 3-cylinder unit produces 81hp and 115nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It gives a mileage of 19.8 kmpl. The more powerful 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol produces 109hp and 190nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and returns a mileage of 19.4 kmpl. Although there is no automatic transmission on offer, Citroen is planning to introduce it at a later stage.