All-new Citroen C3 Unveiled

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The popular Citroen C3 hatchback has been replaced by an all-new model. This new Citroen C3 features a whole host of customisation options and new car technologies.

The Citroen C3 has a healthy sales tally under its belt and since its launch back in 2002, over 3.6-million units of this French hatchback have found homes across the world. This new Citroen C3 looks like a combination of the compact C1 and C4 Cactus, which gives it a uniquely stylish look. Citroen is pitching its new C3 as 'full of personality' and owners will be able to customise the look of the vehicle and make it truly individual. There's two-tone paint as an option as well as three roof colours. You can also change the colour of the fog lights, door mirrors, rear quarter panels as well as the Airbump panels. There's a choice of four different interiors too. 

Citroen C3 interior and features

The new Citroen C3 features a panoramic glass sunroof, comfortable seats, 7-inch touchscreen, keyless entry/start and the use of light materials. The cabin has been inspired by home interior design and travel, giving it a unique look. A new technology debuting in the new Citroen C3 is called ConnectedCAM Citroen which uses a camera located behind the rearview mirror which captures photos and videos that can be shared on social media channels. This camera also doubles up as a dashcam in the event of an accident. Technology in the form of an advanced voice-controlled 3D navigation, a reversing camera, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring make the Citroen C3 safer too.


The current line-up of Peugeot/Citroen powerplants will be used in the new Citroen C3 and these range from PureTech small-capacity turbo petrol engines to frugal BlueHDi diesels. The new EAT6 automatic gearbox is also available for this vehicle. 

Citroen C3 Goes on Sale?

The new Citroen C3 hits the European market in early 2017, but there are no current plans to introduce the model in South Africa. 

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