Citroën’s all-new C3 has arrived and it comes as a compelling proposition with its highly competitive price tag. Here is how much it will set South African buyers back by.
At first glance, the Citroën C3 commands attention with its unmistakable DNA. The ‘Y’-form lighting signature and central chevrons on the grille give it an instantly recognizable face, while the Citroën logo proudly stands alone, separated by chrome bars extending towards the sleek daytime running lamps. This is Citroën’s new brand identity evolving before your eyes.
But it doesn’t stop there. The C3 showcases another trademark design element: the contrast between horizontal side windows and a striking vertical C-pillar. Looking at the rear taillight design, with its captivating geometric forms, reminiscent of the awe-inspiring 2022 Citroën Oli concept vehicle. Citroën’s commitment to assertive styling continues with carefully sculpted strokes on the bonnet and front and rear flanks, accentuating the vehicle’s width and volume. Inside, the ambience is quintessentially Citroën, with attention to detail that sets it apart from the crowd. The use of two-tone seats adds a touch of flair that captivates the senses.
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Beneath its sleek exterior, the Citroën C3 is powered by the acclaimed Puretech 1,2-liter naturally aspirated engine. With a remarkable balance of performance and fuel efficiency, this engine delivers 61 kW of power and 115 N.m of torque and a claimed fuel consumption of just 5,6L/100 km.
To ensure an unrivalled driving experience, Citroën has fine-tuned the suspension for a smooth ride on any road surface. With a modular chassis designed for maximum stability and minimal body roll, the C3 offers the “Flying Carpet Effect.” This engineering marvel absorbs shocks and glides over bumps, elevating comfort for all occupants.
Stepping into the cabin, you’ll be greeted by an exclusive atmosphere of pure comfort. The quality finishes and complementary hues create a visual feast, evident in the inserts on the door armrests and the IP pencil tray. Coloured stitching on the seats enhances the cabin’s high-quality feel, perfectly complementing the signature Citroën Advanced Comfort seat design.
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Inside awaits a 10-inch touchscreen which includes Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls and Mirror Screen technology. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration allow easy access to multimedia content and apps. The driver is greeted by a 7-inch, colour TFT cluster screen with multiple modes to display vital vehicle information and monitor eco-driving elements such as trip computer, fuel consumption, and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Of course, safety is paramount. The Indian built Citroën C3 comes equipped with driver and passenger airbags, an anti-theft alarm, central locking, keyless entry, ABS, EBD, and rear park distance control as standard features. Your peace of mind is a top priority.
Pricing for the all-new Citroën C3:
- Starting price: R229 900
- Elegance Pack: R2 200
- Energy Pack: R2 700
- 15-inch alloy wheels: R8 300
The Elegance package comes equipped with Body side moulding with chrome finish inserts, chrome door handles, chrome finish bumper, exterior chrome tail lamps, indicator bezels that also come in chrome, front fog lamps and rear reflectors surrounded in chrome. The Energy pack adds a spoiler and a rear skid plate to the Elegance package.
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