The Citroen C3 will be introduced in the up and coming sub-compact SUV segment in India.
Citroen is all set to launch the C3 in India tomorrow. Marketed as a B-segment hatchback with SUV cues, the new C3 will be produced locally with 90% parts localisation. The C3 will be Citroen's second product launch after the C5 Aircross, as well as the first of three models that are based on the company’s C-Cubed program, which has been developed specifically for emerging markets like India and South America.
In terms of dimensions, the car measures 3.98 metres in length and can be classified as a crossover-hatchback. However, with its quirky design elements, upright stance, and funky colour options, it looks quite cool. Design highlights include a double chevron logo, double-slat Citroen grille with split-LED headlamps, body cladding all around, and tasty diamond-cut alloys. Around the back, the design is again very Citroen-like – the C3 has a stubby rear, dominated by cube-shaped LED tail lamps.
On the inside, the dashboard has a dual-tone finish – in the pictures here it is orange, but we believe different exterior paint options will have matching interior accents. As for the features, there’s a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment display, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. There’s also an interesting-looking smartphone holder right next to the display. The three-spoke steering wheel and digital instrument cluster look familiar to the C5.
The Citroen C3 will be powered by a 1.0-litre NA petrol motor paired to a five-speed manual unit and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor mated to a six-speed manual unit. The former produces 81bhp and 115Nm of torque, while the latter will be tuned to produce 109bhp and 190Nm of torque.