New Citroen C3 debuts at Geneva Motor Show
New styling, new interior and improved engine performance for Citroen C3
The latest Citroen C3 will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month ahead of its launch this summer. The Citroen C3 first appeared back in 2002 and since then almost three million have been sold. It boasts new styling, technology and improved engine performance so order books will be at the ready.
The exterior of the car has been brought up to date with a restyled front end creating a new face together with updated chevrons and bumper mounted LED daytime running lights, the rear of the car has new tail light clusters combined with new reflectors set underneath the rear bumper. The car is available with a choice of nine colours including a new Ink Blue body paint. The interior has also been given the modern stamp with chrome detailing and a thermo coated soft touch dashboard, there is the option of this being underlined with new dashboard strips in matt black, a warm brown or Moondust grey which co-ordinates with the new style upholstery. The modern contemporary look is continued with the instrument cluster backlit in white so everything stands out and is easy to read. This popular city car is excellent for city driving and has a fantastic turning circle of 10.8m, the interior is spacious and the three hundred litre boot is the largest in its class so there is plenty of room for shopping. For those that like easy access the Citroen C3 can provide this due to the semi high seats which also give a great view of the surroundings. The view of surroundings is further enhanced as the Citroen C3 retains the unique Zenith windscreen which has the best-in-segment visibility, the windscreen actually increases the upward field of vision for front passengers by 80 degrees and a panoramic view of the road ahead is possible due to ultra slim pillars. The screen gives solar protection at the top and gradually merges into clear glass for an optimum field of vision.
New-generation PureTech 3 cylinder engine
Saving fuel is a priority to most drivers today and the new Citroen C3 can be powered by Citroën’s new-generation PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines with a 1.0 or 1.2-litre capacity. These engines have improved fuel and Co2 efficiency by approximately 25%. The VTi 68 and VTi 82 PureTech engines achieve impressively low fuel consumption, between 62.8 and 65.7mpg, and CO2 emissions between 99 and 104g/km. In addition, the new Citroën C3 will be available 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 boast the most efficient Stop & Start system on the market with some of the best fuel efficiency and lowest CO2 emissions in the class from as low as 87 g/km.
The new Citroen C3 is sure sell millions more with this impressive engine range and contemporary styling; pricing will be released nearer to the launch date.