Citroen’s C3 hatchback has received an update and it’s now quirkier than ever!
Citroen made a comeback in South Africa in 2019 with a focus on 2 core products, the C3 hatchback and the larger C5 family car, both of which are offered in Aircross guise. We had both models on test last year (read our reviews!) and we love how they set themselves apart stylistically from the rest of the brigade in their respective segments.
Now, Citroen has upped the ante and revealed a facelifted version of the C3 which features a revised front-end with new LED headlights and reworked chrome detailing which now extends to the LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). The fog light bezels, Airbumps and rear bumper have been reworked with more youthful flair. Citroen will also offer new alloy wheel designs up to 17-inches in size.
More than this, customers will be able to customise their C3 more than ever before too with a choice of new body color options, 2-tone combos, varying color inserts and graphic options. A total of 7 body colors, 4 roof colours and 3 roof graphic options are available.
Citroen has improved the material quality and comfort levels of its C3 offering.
Moving inside, the C3 is now fitted with Advanced Comfort seats from the C5 Aircross, which bumps up comfort levels substantially as does an armrest for the driver. The fascia can be had in a very stylish ‘Techwood’ finish while soft-touch materials add to a pleasantly styled cabin. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is fitted and comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Mirror Screen and voice recognition to name a few key features.
As for engine power, The C3 will continue to with the 60 kW/118 Nm 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine as well as the 81 kW/205 Nm 1.2-litre turbopetrol engine. Both a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission directs those outputs to the road.
A 73 kW 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine is also offered in other markets.
It’s not yet clear when the facelifted C3 will reach South Africa but we will update you as soon as this information becomes available.