Citroen’s updated C3 hatchback has arrived in South Africa and it’s now quirkier than ever! Take a look at specification and pricing details below...
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 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 introduced 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 a more youthful flair.
More than this, customers will be able to customise their C3 more than ever before too with a choice of new body colour options, 2-tone combos, varying colour inserts and graphic options. The updated Citroen C3 is offered in either Feel trim or in top-spec Shine guise.
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 are also fitted. Other nice-to-have features include a flat-bottom steering wheel, automatic windscreen wipers, rear parking sensors and automatic dimming rearview mirror.
As for engine power, The C3 will continue with the 60 kW/118 Nm 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine and a 5-speed manual transmission in the base C3 Feel derivative as well as the 81 kW/205 Nm 1.2-litre turbopetrol engine in the C3 Shine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
How much does the Citroen C3 Cost in South Africa?
C3 1.2 Pure Tech Feel 60kW 5MT - R269 900
C3 1.2 Pure Tech Shine 81kW S&S EAT6 - R324 900
The Citroen C3 is sold with a 5-year/100 000 km warranty and a 3-year/60 000 km service plan.