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Citroen introduces 2017 C3 WRC with highly promising concept

The much-awaited car event this season will showcase Citroen Racing’s C3 WRC Concept. We have to say; we’re also just as excited to see it compete in the upcoming Monte-Carlo Rally next year. Citroen’s return to the FIA World Rally Championship definitely opens new challenges both for the French car manufacturer and the racing team.

Citroen has already won three world championship titles in the previous years. The brand is also set to take home its 3rd manufacturer’s title with its very own C-Elysée. Currently, Citroen has 96 record wins and 8 manufacturer’s titles under its belt. This only proves how Citroen is bent on winning another major title with the new C3 model. Good thing, the racing team is already preparing for the FIA WRC and is more daring than ever.

Although Citroen is bringing the new C3 in this year’s motor show in Paris, we just found out they have yet to finalise other details for the racecar version. Still, the world will see it up close for the first time and that would be enough to give everyone an impression of what to expect after the final touches.

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2015 Citroen C3-XR launched in China, priced from 110,000 yuan

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen launched the Citroen C3-XR in China and the manufacturer announced that its crossover is priced from 110,000 yuan or $18,000. The C3-XR is company’s fourth SUV built in China and the bad news is that it will only be sold in world’s biggest auto market.

According to PSA, the C4 Cactus is a better offer for European market and the C3-XR was designed exclusively for China. The vehicle will be available with a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine that generates 160 hp, bolted to a 6-speed automatic transmission which sends the power to the front wheels.

The crossover has a length of 4260 mm, a width of 1790 mm, while the height is 1560 mm. Citroen’s C3-XR will be built at the Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile, a 50-50 joint venture between Dongfeng and PSA. The same factory builds the Peugeot 2008 and 3008.

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PSA to shift output of next Citroen C3 from France to Trnava, Slovakia

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is intending to shift production of its next C3 subcompact from France to Trnava, Slovakia, sources privy with the carmaker told Reuters. PSA is shifting production of low-margin small cars away from western Europe, where output costs are deemed too high.

The carmaker is currently building the C3 at its Poissy plant near Paris. The subcompact is Citroen's No. 1 model in Europe, selling 48,614 units in the first four months of 2014 and accounting for over 20 percent of the brand’s sales in the continent, according to JATO Dynamics.

One of the sources told Reuters that PSA is commencing technical operations on the Citroen C3 in the coming weeks in Trnava, Slovakia. Two other sources confirmed that PSA has already determined to produce the new C3 in Trnava, Slovakia.

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PSA to end production of Citroen C3 at Aulnay in November

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will end production of its Citroen C3 subcompact at its Aulnay plant near Paris in early November, much earlier than the carmaker had initially intended. Some parts production, however, will continue on the Aulnay site beyond the planned closure date. PSA had initially intended shut down production at its Aulnay site in 2014.

According to spokeswoman for the carmaker, the production line is being shut down early since around half of Aulnay's 2,800 workers have already been transferred to other sites, including Poissy. She remarked that "soon there will not be enough staff left to sustain vehicle assembly." 

PSA's Poissy site, which produces the Peugeot 208 subcompact, will build the Citroen C3, which is the brand's best-selling car in Europe in the first seven months. PSA sold 62,829 Citroen C3s in the first seven months of 2013, compared to 102,823 in the same period in 2012.

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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.

Read the entire article 2013 Citroen C3 Facelift breaks cover ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Citroën has installed several upgrades for the C3 Picasso, its very in-demand and highly awarded supermini MPV. This model, which already boasts prominent styling and innovative architecture, received new design features and body colors as well as more optional technology. Citroën has already started selling in the UK, with a price tag of only £12,995 OTR.

Among the new exterior styling features are a modified front bumper and the newest Citroën chevrons on all versions, along with the integration of LED daytime running lights for a new appearance on VTR+ and Exclusive models. Citroën also started offering two stunning body colors: Ink Blue and Pearlescent White.

The interior has a flexible, airy and roomy cabin that was upgraded with a stylish new trim named Mistral ‘Mixou’ cloth, which is available as standard equipment on all VTR+ models. It also comes with the option of a new ‘Claudia Mistral’ full black leather upholstery on Exclusive models. The options list now includes Citroën’s new eMyWay satellite navigation system with additional functionality over the previous MyWay system, but at no additional cost.

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Citroën has launched the C3 Picasso Code, a stylish new special edition in its C3 Picasso range. This model replaces the Blackcherry special edition and is based on the HDi 90 manual VTR+ version with additional equipment. It is available in four body colors -- Cherry Red, Polar White, Thorium Grey and Belle Ile Blue. It is now "on sale" priced from £15,695, only £300 more than the HDi 90 manual VTR+ variant.

The Polar White wheels come with the Cherry Red and Belle Ile Blue body colors as well as a white rear number plate surround with chrome detailing and Polar White painted side rubbing strips.

The Cherry Red alloy wheels come with the Thorium Grey and Polar White body colors, and with Cherry Red painted side rubbing strips and a Cherry Red number plate surround with a chrome insert. The C3 Picasso Code's efficient and refined diesel HDi 90 powerplant offers an impressive 61.4mpg on the combined cycle. With its sub-120g/km CO2 emissions, it is eligible for free VED in the first year.

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Citroën introduces the new C3 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+, its most CO2-efficient conventionally powered model ever. With combined cycle economy of 83.1mpg and emissions of only 87g/km, the new C3 supermini variant is now the company's most CO2 and fuel efficient diesel powered vehicle, positioning it as among the very best in its class.

It was first revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Those who are interested with the e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+ can place their order this month with an OTR MRRP of £15,290. It comes complete with the C3’s famous panoramic Zenith windscreen.

This new vehicle utilizes the company's innovative e-HDi micro-hybrid Stop & Start technology, coupled with an efficient and refined 68hp HDi diesel engine in order to provide maximum fuel economy of 88.3mpg in extra urban driving. Citroën UK’s Marketing Director Jules Tilstone stated that the company is dedicated to reducing the cost of motoring, adding that the new model is "a perfect example of that."

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A recall has been issued for over 20,000 units of Citroen C3 Picasso cars in the U.K. for an unusual problem leading to sudden and unexpected braking. BBC News said that the brakes of the right-hand-drive models of the C3 Picasso can be applied if the front seat passengers push against the floor.

The original design of the C3 Picasso was for it to be a left-hand-drive car for mainland Europe. However, the controls were transferred to the right side for U.K. sale.

The problem stems from the fact that the right-hand brake pedal is connected via a cable to a vestigial brake pedal mechanism positioned in the passenger-side footwell. The C3 Picasso has started selling in the U.K. two years ago but this problem has only recently been discovered.

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Just days before the start of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, French manufacturer Citroen released the first images of the newest version of the C3, dubbed Red Block. Citroen meant for the Red Block to be a “rebel version of the city car.” It has been fitted with special features that make it different from its rivals.

Citroen has yet to reveal what is powering the C3; however, on Facebook, the C3 was shown to have lowered suspension, red 17 inch wheels, mat Thorium tint and 3D Bulldog carved dashboard.

It’s obvious that this special version is aimed at the young segment of the market as it has been given a makeover that gives it a distinct look compared to the regular production version of the model. So far, this is all that Citroen has revealed. Further details will be released through Citroen’s Facebook page.

Read the entire article Citroen releases photos of C3 Red Block, opens order book for DS4