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A new beginning for all the hatchback lovers in the country. The entry of the French automobile manufacturer has made some heads turn in the Indian market. This will be Citroen's first automobile made in India and South America, and it will replace the current generation Citroen C3 crossover in those markets. Since the Citroen C5 Aircross, which was released earlier this year, has received a lot of attention, let's have a look at what the Citroen C3 has to offer. The C3 is not a crossover, despite its crossover cues. Citroen CEO Vincent Cobee described the car as a "hatchback with a twist" in a statement. Shortly after the C3, Citroen plans to launch a more upright compact SUV in India. The 3.98 m tall C3 has its attraction as a cross-hatchback because of its high suspension, high hood, and raised driving position. Citroen's design is quirky and chic, as is typical of the brand. On the front fascia, two split-LED headlights are connected by Citroen's characteristic double-slat grille. The C3's SUV look is further enhanced by its black cladding all around. Orange details can also be found on the front bumper, side cladding, roof rails, and dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels. On the back of the C3, there are rectangular tail lamps on each end of the tailgate, as well as a dual-tone bumper. Customers will be able to customise the dual-tone colour selections on the C3. The C3 appears to be a scaled-down version of the C5 Aircross, which is already on the Indian market. On the one hand, photos show a massive three-spoke steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster, yet the mirrors can be adjusted internally, the air conditioning is controlled manually, and the front seat has integrated headrests. The automobile provides "market-leading comfort and space," according to Citroen's press release. The vehicle's actual dimensions have yet to be revealed. The rear seat bench has big (although fixed) headrests, indicating that it was built for two people. There is no centre armrest in the back of the car, and the rear window controls are visible on the centre console between the front seats. The Citroen C3 is built on the CMP modular platform, which will also be utilised in a Jeep SUV that is under four metres long. Over 90% of the platform's components were sourced locally, making it highly specialised for India. Citroen is expected to position the C3 rather aggressively in its segment. Citroen has not published the C3's engine specifications, although it is believed to be powered by a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine in India. There will be no diesel engines on hand. There will be an automatic transmission and a 5-speed manual transmission available. The Citron C3 will be manufactured in Chennai's Thiruvallur facility, with serial production starting in December. The price for the C3 will be announced in the first half of 2022. In preparation for the debut of the C3, Citroen will expand its dealer network in India; currently, the company's dealer network in the nation is restricted to a few La Maison flagship locations and an online sales platform.
Citroen Cars has slowly started expanding its lineup in India. Over the last year, the company has introduced the C3 hatchback and C3 Aircross SUV targeting Indian volume driver segments. Currently, the French automaker is gearing up to launch another new model soon. This is expected to be the C3X, a sedan with SUV-like high ground clearance and pronounced wheel arches. Now, the latest spy shots have caught the upcoming crossover testing again. We take a closer look. Citroen C3X: Distinctive Design The Citroen C3X’s biggest USP will be its unique styling. It’s notchback sedan styling mixed with SUV-like elements. While the test mule is wearing heavy camouflage, it did reveal what the production C3X may look like. The front end is quite similar to the C3 Aircross with the bonnet, front fenders and headlights likely shared with the SUV. However, the similarities end there as the sloping roofline of the C3X is a distinctive design trait. Citroen has even tried to hide it with dummy parts on the test mule. Meanwhile, the rear end will be styled along the lines of the C4X sedan with a sculpted bootlid, and angular LED taillights that stretch to the rear fenders. Citroen C3X: Familiar Interior Citroen is focusing on sharing parts across its models to keep production costs low. While it is yet to be revealed, the C3X’s interior will likely be a familiar sight, with elements borrowed from existing models. Since the C3X will be priced quite aggressively, it may miss out on high-end features like a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, ventilated seats, and ADAS tech. Citroen C3X: Powertrain Details Powering the C3X will be Citroen’s 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor that makes 110 bhp with 190 Nm of max torque. It will be available with both manual and automatic transmissions. Citroen is also developing a pure-electric variant of the C3X, which may be introduced sometime later. Citroen C3X: Launch and Rivals The French automaker is yet to reveal a launch date for the C3X, but it is expected to be introduced in India by mid-2024. It will compete against the Honda City, Volkswagen Virtus, Škoda Slavia, and the Hyundai Verna. Read Also: Hyundai Creta EV Spied Testing Internationally
Citroen Cars India has just announced that it will be increasing the benefits on C3 and C3 Aircross. While the brand had already announced the offers for November, it is offering additional cash discounts and other eye-catching deals including free fuel on both models. Citroen C3 The Citroen C3 was earlier available with benefits of up to Rs 99,000, which has now been increased to Rs 1.5 lakh. The brand is also offering a 5-year extended warranty and free fuel for 1 year. The new offers are valid till the end of 2023. Prices for the 2023 Citroen C3 start from Rs 6.12 lakh (ex-showroom), going up to Rs 8.92 lakh (ex-showroom). Citroen C3 Aircross Citroen has also updated the offers on the C3 Aircross. As the only 7-seat midsize SUV in the segment, it makes a great value-for-money choice that’s made even better with the new benefits. The C3 Aircross is now offered with discounts of up to Rs 1.5 lakh, a 5-year extended warranty, and free fuel for the first year. Buyers can avail of the new offers till December 31. The Citroen C3 Aircross is priced between Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) - Rs 12.54 lakh (ex-showroom). Citroen C5 Aircross Citroen’s flagship SUV for India, the C5 Aircross is a great choice if you are looking for a premium SUV. Unlike the C3 and C3 Aircross, there are no new offers on the C5 Aircross. However, it is still being offered with benefits of up to Rs 2 lakh on MY2022 units, which are the same as the MY2023 units. Citroen C5 Aircross prices range between Rs 36.91 lakh (ex-showroom) - Rs 37.67 lakh (ex-showroom). Click here if you would like to know more about all Citroen car deals and offers. Read Also: Maruti Suzuki Confirms India as Export Hub for Electric Cars
The price of the upcoming Citroen C3 EV is expected to be in the range of Rs 13 to Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom).
The estimated launch date of the upcoming Citroen C3 EV is set around May 2023.
The Citroen C3 EV will be an all-electric version of C3 hatchback. The EV will utilise the heavily localised CMP modular platform and is expected to come with a 30 to 50 kWh battery pack having a claimed range of around 250 kilometres on a full charge.
The upcoming Citroen C3 EV will compete against the Tata Tigor EV, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Tata Punch, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.