Citroen C3 could be a Game Changer for Indian Market

Citroen C3: Latest Updates

Citroen officially unveiled its next product for the Indian market, which will be a locally made B+ segment premium hatchback called the Citroen C3. The new Citroën C3 is a sub-4-meter B+ segment vehicle or premium hatchback that comes with SUV-inspired design and styling. This includes its tall-boy stance, muscular profile, rugged side and underbody cladding, and sporty alloy wheels. The C3 is 3980 mm long and comes with a grown clearance of 180 mm.

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Citroen C3: In Terms of Body Styling

In terms of styling, the new C3 comes with typical Citroen styling. Two chrome lines extend from each side of the logo and go into the split LED daytime running lights creating the impressing of being one single unit. The SUV comes with halogen headlamps, along with cladding on the grille and aluminium skid plates on the bumper. The C3 also comes with faux roof rails, wraparound LED taillamps and a beefy rear bumper. Citroen is offering four body colours with the C3 – Polar White, Platinum Grey, Steel Grey, Zesty Orange, while the two-tone colours come with two roof colour options – Platinum Grey or Zesty Orange. 

Citroen C3: Interior

Citroen claims that the C3 offers a large cabin space as well. The car comes with a 2540 mm wheelbase, and passengers in the second-row seats get a legroom space of 851 mm and a knee room of 653 mm. The front seats give occupants an elbow room of 1,418 mm and headroom of 991 mm. The C3 also comes with a 315-litre boot space and a 1-litre glove box, along with large door pockets and several other cubby holes.

Citroen C3: Features

India-bound Citroen C3 unveiled: Citroen's sub 4-metre compact SUV

In terms of features, the C3 gets a stick-out infotainment display with a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen unit, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car also gets a flat-bottom multi-functional steering wheel, along with other features like auto climate control, a USB charger and a 12V socket among others.


The new Citroen C3 will rival the Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, as well the upcoming Tata Punch mini-SUV, and the upcoming Hyundai Casper.

Expected Launch

The new Citroen C3 will be launched in the first half of 2022 and it will be a Made-In-India product with over 90 per cent local content. The company has claimed that it will be launched at a competitive price point, so we would expect it to be priced between Rs.6 lakh to Rs.10 lakh (ex-showroom).

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