The new Citroën C3 will make its world debut at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show next month. Since the model was launched in 2002, the automaker has already recorded sales of nearly 3 million units. The new Citroën C3 comes with new elements to intensify its appeal. Its exterior has soft curves as well as dynamic taut lines.
It gets a restyled front end that makes a new ‘face’ with upgraded chevrons and bumper-mounted LED daytime running lights. Under the rear bumper, there are expressive new tail light clusters fitted together with new reflectors. It also comes with a new Ink blue body paint that adds up to a 9-color range. The cabin uses high-quality materials like chrome detailing and a thermo-coated soft-touch dashboard.
These are accented with matt black dashboard strips and a warm brown or Moondust grey that’s a match to the new style upholstery. For a modern look and so that driving information can be easier to read, the instrument cluster gets a white backlight.
Powering possibilities for the new C3 include its new-generation PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines with a 1.0 or 1.2-litre capacity. Citroën filed 52 patents in developing these new engines, which are responsive to drive as well as have high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. These engines are also lighter and smaller.
As a result, friction is reduced and there is optimized combustion, enabling the car to hit its goal of a 25% improvement in fuel and CO2 efficiency. The VTi 68 and VTi 82 PureTech engines offer very low fuel consumption, ranging from 62.8 to 65.7mpg. The CO2 emissions figures are estimated to be between 99 and 104g/km. In addition, a VTi 120 engine is available with a manual or automatic gearbox.
The new Citroën C3 will be offered in the UK with four diesel engines: HDi 70, e-HDi 70, HDi 90 and e-HDi 115. The three powerplants with the brand’s micro-hybrid e-HDi technology have the most efficient Stop & Start system available on the market with several of the most impressive fuel efficiency and lowest CO2 emissions in the class (down to 87 g/km).