New Delhi: Having started its journey in the Indian market with the flagship C5 Aircross SUV, Citroen is now targeting volumes with the all-new C3 sub-4m crossover/SUV. The Citroen C3 has been unveiled globally and is slated to go on sale in India in the first half of 2022.
Citroen is billing the C3 as an alternative to premium hatchbacks, a car with prominent SUV design cues. Styling is unmistakably Citroen, especially the newer models with its split headlamp setup and Y-shape LED DRLs. The plastic cladding with the orange highlight seen in the images here is reminiscent of the bigger C5 Aircross sold in India. In terms of length, the Citroen C3 measures 3.98m. It has a wheelbase of 2,540mm and Citroen claims that the space within the C3’s cabin is amongst the best in the segment. The Citroen C3 has a ground clearance of 180mm.
The centerpiece of the dashboard is a large 10-inch touchscreen interface for infotainment functions. This also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The C3 comes with a smartphone mount as well. Based on the image here, the C3 features steering mounted audio and phone controls, a digital instrument panel and manual air conditioning. Citroen C3 will be offered in four colors and two roof colors options for dual-tone treatments. The company says a wide range of accessories will be offered as well.
There is no word on the engine options yet. It is likely to be a petrol only model. As far as a full-electric version for the future is concerned, Citroen has hinted that the C3 can be adapted to use an electric powertrain if needed. As mentioned earlier, the launch of the Citroen C3 will take place in the first half of 2022.Live TV