Citroen C3 Launched In India At A Price Of Rs 5.71 Lakh
With a starting price of Rs 5.71 lakh for the Live trim and a top-spec Feel trim of Rs 8.06 lakh, Citroen has introduced its first mass-market car, the C3, in India. The high-riding hatchback from the French automaker was already available for reservations starting in June throughout dealerships and on the business’ website for a nominal fee of Rs 21,000.
The Citroen C3 offers two gasoline engine choices: a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that produces 82 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 110 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. As a result, the turbo-petrol engine in the C3 is the most potent in its category. The high-riding hatchback will eventually acquire an automatic transmission, unlike some of its main competitors, but not at launch.
The new C3’s style is in line with that of Citroen’s C5 Aircross, the brand’s first automobile. The split headlight design that blends with the grille, the hexagonal air dam, the X-shaped faux scuff plate, the all-black body (only on the Feel level), and the wraparound taillights at the back are a few of the C3’s standout features.
The Citroen C3 is available with optional 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels as well as basic 15-inch steel wheels with plastic covers. The interior’s odd design motif is continued with the dashboard panel’s dimpled look, which comes in two colour options: orange and anodized grey.
The huge 10-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument panel, manual air conditioning, a four-speaker sound system, as well as the front and rear USB charging outlets are some of the important features of the C3. The high-riding hatchback has dual airbags, rear parking sensors, and seatbelt reminders for your safety. The absence of equipment like a tachometer, a day/night IRVM, a rear windscreen wiper and defogger, powered wing mirror adjustment, and a central lock/unlock button for the doors is regrettable.
The Citreon C3 is available in four monochromatic colours, six dual-tone colours (optional on the Live, standard on the Feel), and three customization packs from the French manufacturer. For the rear bumper, side body cladding, and wing mirror caps, clients can select from orange, grey, or chrome inserts.
The manual versions of the Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Renault Kiger, and Nissan Magnite are direct competitors of the new Citreon C3. The only two high-riding hatchbacks without a turbo petrol powerplant choice are the Punch and the Ignis.