Citroen C3 Price Hiked Again; Now Expensive by up to Rs 18,000

The Citroen C3 has received a price hike of up to Rs 18,000. This is the second price hike of the C3 this year. Interestingly, the company has increased the prices of naturally aspirated (NA) variants and kept the prices of turbo variants exactly the same.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on March 14, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Citroen India has revised the prices of the C3 hatchback for the second time this year. The Citroen C3 now starts at Rs 6.16 lakh for the base Live variant. However, the turbo C3 Feel DT Vibe (top-spec model) continues to be priced at Rs. 8.25 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. It is important to note that the company has hiked the prices of naturally aspirated (NA) variants and kept the prices of turbo variants exactly the same. The company has updated its line-up to meet BS6 Phase II norms and OBD 2 compliance. In effect, the prices of the updated model's variants have been increased. In January 2023, we reported a price increase of up to Rs 27,500 on the C3 across the country, which was an increase of Rs 20,000 for the turbo-petrol model and Rs 27,500 for the NA petrol model. The automaker launched the C3 SUV in India last year at a starting price of Rs 5.71 lakh (ex-showroom). The C3 is available in two variants: Live and Feel. 

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Citroen C3 NA Petrol Variants: Revised Prices

Post the price-hike of up to Rs 18,000, the prices of the naturally aspirated turbo variants of the Citroen C3 now range from Rs 6.16 lakh for the base version to Rs 7.38 lakh for the top-end variant. All prices are ex-showroom. The table below shows the C3's new prices:

NA Petrol Variants Old Price (ex-showroom) New Price (ex-showroom)
Live Rs 5.98 lakh Rs 6.16 lakh
Feel Rs 6.90 lakh Rs 7.08 lakh
Feel Vibe Rs 7.05 lakh Rs 7.23 lakh
Feel DT Rs 7.05 lakh Rs 7.23 lakh
Feel Vibe DT Rs 7.20 lakh Rs 7.38 lakh

Meanwhile, the prices of the turbo variants have remained the same, as mentioned earlier. The Feel Vibe dual-tone turbo has the same price of Rs 8.25 lakh (ex-showroom).

Citroen C3 NA Petrol Variants: Powertrain

The Citroen C3 gets two engine options. There is a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder NA engine, which makes 81bhp of power at 5,750rpm and 115Nm of torque at 3,750rpm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It has a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.8km/l. Then there is a 1.2-litre turbo engine, which produces 108bhp of power at 5,500rpm and 190Nm of peak torque at 1,750rpm and comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. It has a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.4km/l

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Citroen C3 NA Petrol Variants: Features and Rivals

The Citroen C3 is the second model in the company's line-up after the C5 Aircross. It features a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a digital instrument cluster, 4 speakers, and steering-mounted controls, among others. 

The C3 hatchback is available in 4 monotone and 6 dual-tone colour options. It rivals the likes of the Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger. 

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