The spy images of the electric Citroen eC3's interior have been leaked before its launch in India. The hatchback will be similar to its petrol-powered model on the inside. According to the spy images, it has been revealed that the upcoming EV will not have keyless entry as well as automated climate control. Further, the traditional gear lever has taken the role of the toggle switch. The all-electric Citroen eC3 will get an ECO mode. It is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Auto Expo in India. The Citroen eC3 will mark its debut in India in January 2023 and will compete with the likes of the Tata Tiago EV.
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On the mechanical front, the Citroen eC3 is expected to be powered by a 30.2kWh battery and an electric motor that could generate 84bhp and 143Nm. The Citroen eC3's LFP cells (Lithium Iron Phosphate) will reportedly come from Svolt Energy. On a full charge, the EV is anticipated to have a range between 200 kilometres and 250 kilometres.
The petrol-powered Citroen C3 has two variants - Live and Feel. The Live model comes with features such as a digital instrument panel, front power windows, and dual airbags. However, the Feel version offers features like a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, speed-sensitive auto door lock, and more.
The eC3's external design is likely to feature "EV" badges and accents in contrasting colours. The hatchback's front fender has been equipped with a charging input flap. The manufacturer reportedly has kept the interior and exterior of the petrol-powered and EV models almost identical for reducing development costs. It is speculated that the upcoming EV will cost around Rs.10 lakh in India.