To tap into the booming SUV market in India, Citroen has unveiled the C3 compact SUV. However, unlike its previously launched SUV C5 Aircross this vehicle is supposed to be a compact SUV and will be a sub-four meter in length.
Even though the Citroen C3 Compact SUV is available in international markets like Europe, it has yet to launch in the Indian market. It is important to note that the internationally available C3 has a different specification than the C3 variant to be launched in India. According to the company, the model which will be launched in India will have similar to the one set to be launched in Brazil.
Vincent Cobee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Citroen in an interview said that the Citroen C3 is meant for the young and millennial customers and will be offered in 75 accessories options. This means that the body colour of the Citroen C3 Compact SUV can be customised according to the choice of the users.
The images of the Citroen C3 Compact SUV reveal that the vehicle will be loaded with features like electric sunroof, 12.3 inch digital display, 8 inch touchscreen, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto etc. There is also a provision for mobile holder which is close to the touchscreen infotainment screen.
In terms of specifications, it is expected that C3 Compact SUV will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It is highly unlikely that the car will get a diesel variant. The compact SUV is likely to be offered in 5 speed manual as well as an automatic transmission variant. In terms of length the compact SUV will be 3980mm in length.
Even though the company has not announced any price for the SUV it is estimated that it will be priced around Rs 8-10 Lakh. The SUV will be launched globally in first half of 2022.
The Citroen C3 Compact SUV is expected to give tough competition to Kia Sonnet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue etc.