In India, the Citroen C3 comes with two petrol engine options and two manual transmission options – Citroen is not offering automatic transmissions for now.
Citroen has launched the C3 SUV in India. The prices of the car start at Rs 5.71 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Live trim and go up to Rs 8.06 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-spec Feel trim. Bookings for the car had already opened in June at a token amount of Rs 21,000.
The C3 comes with two powertrain options in India. First is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine unit, which outputs 80.8bhp and 115Nm of torque through a 5-speed manual transmission. And then there is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol unit, which produces 108hp and 190Nm of torque through a 6-speed manual transmission. Citroen is not offering automatic transmissions at the moment, but they will be introduced later. Also, it's to be noted that its turbo-petrol variant is the most powerful in the segment now.
In terms of styling, the new C3 carries over the design language of its elder sibling, the C5 Aircross. There are a few notable elements, such as the colour-coded inserts on the bumpers, split headlamp setup, which merges with the grille, a hexagonal air dam, X-shaped faux scuff plate, all-around black cladding (reserved for Feel trim), and wraparound taillights at the back.
The car comes with 15-inch wheels with plastic covers as standard and offers an option of 15-inch alloy wheels. The same design ethos is carried over inside as well. The customer can choose between orange and anodised grey colours for the dashboard.
The C3 get a pretty decent list of features as well. On offer is a large 10-inch touchscreen, with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a digital instrument cluster, manual air conditioning, a four-speaker sound system, and front and rear USB charging ports.
In terms of safety, the C3 comes with dual airbags, rear parking sensors, and seatbelt reminders. The car, however, misses out on features like a tachometer, rear windscreen wiper and defogger, powered wing mirror adjustment, a day/night IRVM, a tachometer, and a central lock/unlock button for the doors.
In the domestic market, the car directly takes on the likes of Tata Punch and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. The prices of the Punch start at Rs 5.93 lakh and go up to Rs 8.89 lakh, while the Maruti Suzuki Ignis starts at Rs 5.35 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to 7.22 lakh (ex-showroom).