Tuesday, August 16

Citroen C3 launch on 20th July. Engine details, mileage and variants details revealed

Citroen premiered the sub-4m C3 in September 2021 and will now launch it in India on 20th July 2022. The Citroen C3 will be sold in a petrol-only avatar with a 1.2-litre engine in both naturally aspirated and turbo guise. Bookings for the C3 are expected to begin officially sometime next week.

The C3 has been in development for almost two years now. The cross-hatch made its global debut a few months back in September 2021 and later went on sale in South American markets a few weeks ago.

The cross-hatch will be based on a Common Modular Platform (CMP) with more than 90 percent localization. Coming to its exterior styling, C3 gets a proper crossover styling with bits of both SUV and hatchback body styles apparent in its design. It features a signature front face with two chrome lines extending from each side of the logo and meeting the split LED headlamps and DRLs.

Interiors of the cabin are very well laid out and minimalist which bodes well with the dual-tone treatment provided.

The feature set for the Citroen C3 will be revealed in due course but we do know that it will be equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It will also get a digitsed instrument cluster.

The C3 will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine in India. New details now reveal that it will also be available in a lower-spec, naturally aspirated guise. In its turbo-petrol avatar, the C3 will produce 110hp power, while in its naturally aspirated guise, the output is rated at 82hp.

Both engine options will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, although a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox could be offered with the turbo engine.

Engine

Puretech 1.2-litre Puretech 1.2-litre turbo

Power

82PS

110PS

Torque

115Nm 190Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT

6-speed MT

Claimed F.E. 19.8kmpl

19.4kmpl

The C3 will be available in two trims in India – Live and Feel. The 82hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine will be available on both trims, while the 110hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine will be limited to the higher-spec Feel variant. Citroen had previously said that high levels of customisation will be offered with the C3, which means additional exterior and interior packages could come as optional extras.

In terms of price, we expect the C3 to be close to the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Tata Punch.

 

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