The upcoming Citroen C3 hatchback has been spotted testing without camouflage indicating a launch soon. The test mules were spied without any coverings. With this development we can now have a good look at how the C3 looks.
The two test mules spotted this time around seem to be lower variants of the car due to the conspicuous absence of features such as foglamps, rear washer and wiper as well as alloy wheels which get replaced with steel wheels with interesting looking wheelcaps.
The rear end also loses out on some chrome trim beside the taillights as seen in earlier spy pics. However, it seems that Citroen will also be offering dual tone paint options in the lower variants. The cars seen in these pics have one mule with a silver paintjob with an orange roof and the other one with white paint along with a black roof.
The Citroen C3 is expected to be powered by a 1.2L 3 cylinder petrol engine producing around 105HP and 205NM torque mated to a 5 speed manual transmission as well as a rumoured AMT. This will make it the most powerful option among its rivals.
The interiors of the Citroen will have a funky design with a dual-tone layout with a large orange insert in the middle. It is also expected to receive a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument console, a flat-bottom steering wheel with steering-mounted controls, and silver accents on the dashboard.
Price and Rivals
The Citroen C3 is expected to be priced around 5-10 lakhs ex-showroom when it goes on sale in India later this year. It will compete with cars such as the Tata Punch, Maruti Ignis, Hyundai Venue, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite. It will be built in India under their “C Cube” program at their production facility in Tamilnadu and will have high amount of local content
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