Citroen C3 seen during testing before launch, know features and price
French carmaker Citroen is preparing to launch its second product in India. The company had showcased the Citroen C3 SUV in September last year. Now this car has been seen many times during testing on Indian roads. Citroen may launch the C3 SUV soon.
Appeared Again During Testing
A white-colored C3 can be seen in pictures shared by a user on social media Instagram. The special thing is that it is being tested without camouflage i.e. without covering it. Citroen says the C3 is a ‘hatchback with SUV cues’. Its impact can be clearly seen in its exterior design. The heavy black cladding has been given all around the car. It somewhat resembles the basic exterior features of the Tata Punch Micro SUV.
Citroen C3 Exterior Look and Design
The front of the SUV will have a traditional grille from the French carmaker. The front of the C3 gets a large, chunky bonnet with the traditional Citroen logo and a thin double-slat grille with a split LED headlight unit. Silver underskirts are given in black plastic on both sides with a foglamp casing. At the rear, the C3 gets wraparound taillights and an attractive bumper in black plastic. It has an almost flat roof that slopes down towards the rear. Talking about other design features, the Citroen C3 is likely to get blacked-out pillars, roof rails, and dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Citroen C3 Engine
The Citroen C3 sub-compact SUV may get a 1.2-liter turbo-petrol engine. A 5-speed manual gearbox and 7-speed automatic transmission can be given with this engine. The company has not yet disclosed the engine details of this car. According to earlier reports, a diesel engine is not likely to be given in the Citroen C3 SUV at the moment.
Citroen C3 Great Features
The company will launch the Citroen C3 SUV with great features and special care has been taken for the comfort of the passengers. The cabin of the C3 gets a freestanding 10-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and comes with several speakers along with many other features. It gets a one-liter glovebox and 315 liters of boot space. The Citroen C3 also gets a phone clamp for the front passengers. The car is likely to get automatic climate control, cruise control, and many other features like the C5 Aircross SUV.
Citroen C3 Driving
The Citroen C3 car is based on the Common Modular Platform (CMP) and has a wheelbase of 2,540 mm. Citroen promises that it will get the ‘best legroom in the segment’ for the rear seat passengers. The C3 car will come with 180 mm of ground clearance, which is slightly less than the Tata Punch. The C3 get a turning radius of 10 meters, which makes it an easily maneuverable car.
Citroen C3 Price and Competition
It is expected that the company can launch the Citroen C3 SUV in India at a price of less than Rs 10 lakh. The Citroen C3 competes with Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Toyota Urban in the most competitive SUV segment in the Indian market after launch. Cars like the Cruiser.