November 23, 2017

CITROËN UNVEILS FACE-LIFTED C3

Citroen_C3_02_writeonmotoringCitroën’s updated C3 supermini has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

Chief exterior changes include a restyled front end with updated chevrons and bumper-mounted LED daytime running lights, while the rear sees redesigned tail light clusters. There’s a new Ink-blue paint option, too.

Inside boasts a revised instrument cluster, backlit in white, while other cabin features include new dashboard strips; available in black, brown or grey.

Optional equipment includes a reversing camera, audio/navigation system, incorporating USB and Bluetooth, and an integrated air-freshener. The C3’s trademark Zenith windscreen – which runs back into the roof to improve visibility – remains available on the new model. The screen also provides solar protection at the top, to reduce glare.

Engine options include the new-generation PureTech 3-cylinder petrol with a 1.0 or 1.2-litre capacity, offering fuel consumption, between 62.8 and 65.7mpg, and CO2 emissions between 99 and 104g/km. This sees an improvement in efficiency of around 25% over the old 1.1i, 1.2 VTi and 1.4 VTi motors they replace. Power on all engines has also increased by 15%.

A 118 bhp 1.6-litre petrol is also available, in addition to four diesels, three of which utilise the brand’s micro-hybrid e-HDi technology, incorporating a more sophisticated Stop/Start system. The most efficient e-HDi 70 versions emit a low 87g/km of CO2.

The revised C3 is expected to go on sale later this spring, with a starting price of around £11,000.

 

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