Today, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying a new car. With so many car makers in the Indian market, getting distracted is inevitable. But the end goal is not just to find the best car but to find the best car for YOU. The new Citroen C3 might just be that.

Citroen launched its second car in India, the Citroen C3,on 20 July this year. The century-old French automobile maker’s C3 is touted to be one of its most affordable models. Here we’ll be sharing all there is to know about this new compact SUV.

Citroen C3

The C3 has been launched in the following three variants.

  • Feel
  • Feel Turbo
  • Live

These come with different features for added value to the driver experience. Let’s look at its price, specifications and other details so that you can decide whether this is the car for you.

Citroen C3 price in India

The C3 has been a successful launch for the company in countries like Brazil and Argentina. The Citroen C3 price in India starts from Rs 5.70 Lakh and goes up to Rs 8.06 Lakhs (ex-showroom prices).

Its rivals in the segment are the Nissan Magnite, Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, and Kia Seltos to name a few. The Tata Punch even celebrated its 1 Lakh sale in august of this year. Citroen will face stiff competition as it pulls up a chair at the table, but its features and offerings will make it easier.

Citroen C3 specifications

The company has launched the C3 as a ‘hatchback with a twist’, and it doesn’t disappoint.  The car may look like a hatchback, but it’s built like an SUV. With a high ground clearance and compact dimensions, the Citroen C3 gives you the best of both worlds. And the Citroen C3’s price in India is the cherry on the cake.

Here are the Citroen C3 specifications

Citroen C3 Engine

The C3 is available in two engines- PureTech 82 and PureTech 110. The latest generation PureTech petrol engines are highly efficient for greater driving comfort.

Here are the details of both engine options.

CategoryPureTech 82PureTech 110
Transmission5-MT6-MT
No. of cylinders33
Capacity of the fuel tank30 L30 L
Displacement, cc11981199
Max. engine output82 ps (60kw) @5750 rpm110 ps (81kw) @5500 rpm
Max. torque115 Nm @ 3750 rpm190 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Mileage19.819.4

Citroen C3 Dimensions

This car is ideal for the explorer in you. Whether you need to drive over rough terrain or manoeuvre a narrow street, it will get you through. Here are the dimensions for the C3.

Length3,981 mm
Width1,733 mm
Height1,586 mm 1,604 mm (with roof rails)
Wheelbase2,540 mm
Boot space315 L

Citroen C3 Weight

The weight of the car varies depending on the engine of the car. Here are the details

CategoryPureTech 82PureTech 110
Kerb weightLIVE variant: 939 Kg FEEL variant: 964 Kg1,035 Kg
Gross vehicle weight1,364 Kg1,435 Kg

Citroen C3 Suspension

Here are the C3’s suspension specifications.

FrontMcPherson strut with coil spring
RearRear twist beam with coil spring

Citroen C3 Steering

The Citroen C3 has electric steering with a minimum turning circle radius of 4.98m.

Citroen C3 Tyres & Wheels

Here are the Citroen C3 specifications regarding its tyres.

CategoryPuretech 82Puretech 110
Tyres195/65 R15195/65 R15
Spare wheel165/80 R14 Steel185/65 R15 Steel

Citroen’s unique front grille design is retained in the C3, and the split headlamps give the car a smart, edgy appearance that affords a commanding presence on roads. As far as the C3’s look goes, Citroen has brought their A-game.

Citroen C3 colours

Henry Ford once said- ‘any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black.’ At the time, cars were required to choose between aesthetic appeal, efficiency, and quality. But that’s no longer the case. Now, you can get your car in the colour that matches you and your vibe.

This car comes in an interesting selection of colours that make heads turn as it passes them by on the street. The Citroen C3 is offered in 2 different types of looks. The first is a solid colour pattern. This is available in

  • Zesty orange
  • Polar white
  • Steel grey
  • Platinum grey

The second is a combination of two colours. In this look, the roof would be different from the rest of the body, giving a sporty appearance to the hatchback. This will be available in

  • Zesty orange-platinum grey
  • Steel grey-platinum grey
  • Polar white-zesty orange
  • Platinum grey-zesty orange
  • Polar white-platinum grey
  • Steel grey- zesty orange

This dual-tone aesthetic is gaining popularity among many cars these days. But the Citroen C3 knows how to wear it.

Citroen C3: Additional Features

This car is loaded with cutting-edge technology that brings lets you get the most out of your car. Let’s look at some of its top features.

  • C Buddy App

This is an intuitive application that connects your phone to your car. The C Buddy mobile app helps you drive stress-free by keeping everything only a tap away.

Probably the most convenient feature it offers is its connection to video calling apps. So, if there is an urgent office meeting or an old friend wanting to catch up, C-Buddy connects to Zoom, Microsoft teams and Google Meet right from the car through the display screen.

The Citroen C3 has a 10.25-inch touchscreen for infotainment, which is fully equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, and controllable from the steering wheel as well.

The app is available on android as well as iOS platforms.

  • Seat adjustments

This car offers convenient seat adjustments so that it offers made-to-measure comfort. Long drives will now go by as a cool summer breeze. You can adjust the distance as well as the height that you find apt to make the most of your driving experience.

  • Comfortable ambience

The Citroen C3 acknowledges your adventurous spirit and makes sure it keeps up with you. With a tropical air conditioning system that provides quick and efficient cabin cooling, your care becomes a haven in all weathers.

Moreover, with a spacious 1378 mm rear shoulder room, people in the backseat can also sit comfortably.

Wrapping Up

As car makers like Tata and Mahindra start moving towards electric automobiles, Citroen is not far behind. They plan on launching the electric version of the C3 sometime next year. With the new-age technology and snazzy design it offers, the Citroen C3’s price in India is competitive.

As tempting as it is to buy your dream car, financing it is a different ball game. But if the Citroen has caught your eye, don’t waste time planning that road trip. Get Tata Capital vehicle loans at attractive interest rates so that you don’t have to dip into your savings. Visit our website to apply for a loan today!

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