Citroen C3 to launch on July 20 in India, Check engine, features and booking details
French car manufacturer Citroen is all set to launch its upcoming car- C3 in India on July 20. The Citroen C3 will be the second car from the manufacturer to launch in India. At present, the company offers Citroen C5 Aircross SUV in the country. The Citroen C3 will fit into the sub-4m category and compete with the likes of Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger etc.
The official bookings for the new Citroen C3 will start on July 1, 2022, in India. The mini SUV already made its global debut in September 2021.
The Citroen C3 is based on a Common Modular Platform (CMP) which means that the car will be made locally. The car derives its design from SUV as well as a hatchback. The dimensions of the car are 3981 x 1733 x 1586 (L x W x H mm). The wheelbase of the SUV is 2540mm while the ground clearance is 180mm.
When it comes to the engine, the car gets two engine options- 1.2-litre naturally aspired petrol engine and a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine churns out a power of 82PS. On the other hand, the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine offers a power of 110PS and torque of 190Nm. While the 1.2-litre petrol engine gets a 5-speed manual transmission, the turbo variant gets a 6-speed manual transmission. The fuel economy of the 1.2-litre petrol engine is 19.8kmpl while that of the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine is 19.4kmpl.
In terms of design, the Citroen C3 gets its signature dual chrome lines that extend from one side and go till another end. The logo of the company is present at the centre of chrome lines. The headlamps are in the form of split LED along with DRLs. The front section of the SUV looks beefish due to the large faux skid plate. However, the rear of the SUV gives a feeling of a hatchback.
Cabin features of the Citroen C3 include a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, multiple fast-charging USB ports, automatic climate control etc. Safety features on the car include multiple airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD etc.