Citroen earlier entered the Indian Market with its Citroen C5 Aircross SUV and now the company has unveiled its another SUV Citroen C3. Citroen unveils the new C3 in India ahead of launch. The new product will be placed in the highly competitive compact-SUV segment and is expected to launch in the first half of 2022 in the country.
The French carmaker also announced that the new C3 will be made in India and is localized to over 90 per cent for manufacturing. As a result, the new SUV is expected to be priced aggressively when launched in the country. The company has also announced that the new C3 will come in three options, which will be launched at a later date. We can also expect an electric version of the C3 at a later date. The new C3’s front fascia features the brand’s Chevron logo finished in chrome and merges with the split headlamps design.
The headlamps, DRL and logo create an X-shaped design at the front of the SUV. The fog lamps are placed at the bottom of the bumper inside a colour coordinated housing. Other features: A large grille Scuff plate at both ends, Air-pocket design on the side, Alloy wheel, Roof-rails, Dual-tone roof, Split tail lamps and 180mm ground clearance The company is also offering customization options with 78 different accessories on the new C3. Personalization also includes choosing a unique exterior paint option for the roof, body and interiors as well.
The C3 features colour-coordinated accents that provide a young appeal to the interiors of the car. New C3 has practical storage compartments, including a 1-litre glove box, two 2-litre door pockets at the front and rear. It also features a storage compartment in the central console, as well as two cup holders in the rear which can become smartphone holders. Other features: 10-inch touchscreen infotainment, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Digital instrument cluster, Climate control, Quick-charge, USB sockets, Steering mounted controls, Connected technology, Cruise control, 315-litre boot space, Smartphone clamps for driver and co-passenger.
According to Citroen, the C3 offers rear passengers legroom of 653mm, which is the largest in the segment Citroen is yet to announce the engine specification for the new C3. We reckon the SUV could be offered with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine producing a maximum of 108bhp at 5500rpm and a peak torque of 205Nm at 1500rpm. Transmission options could include a six-speed torque converter as standard.
According to the company, they are localizing the manufacturing of over 90 per cent with the C3, which will help the company price it aggressively as well. The C3 could be priced at around Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom (starting price).