Citroen India has launched the highly-anticipated C3 today. The mass-market hatchback crossover is available in two different trims – Live (Rs 5.71 lakh) and Feel (Rs 8.06 lakh). Bookings have been open since June across dealerships for Rs 21,000, with deliveries scheduled to commence from today. Here’s a detailed look at the pricing.
|Rs 5.71 lakh
|Rs 6.63 lakh
|Feel Vibe Pack
|Rs 6.78 lakh
|Feel Dual Tone
|Rs 6.78 lakh
|Feel Dual Tone Vibe Pack
|Rs 6.93 lakh
|Feel Turbo Dual Tone Vibe Pack
|Rs 8.06 lakh
Speaking during the launch, Roland Bouchara, CEO & Managing Director, Stellantis India, said, “The India launch of the New Citroën C3 is a very proud moment for all of us at Stellantis. With this launch, Citroën enters the mainstream B-hatch segment in India and we are confident the New C3’s Customised Comfort USP will make it attractive and unique for consumers. This is our first model from the C-Cubed family of vehicles that are designed and engineered in India, for Indians. With over 90% localised parts in the New C3, we are leveraging our strong supplier base, our R&D Center in Chennai, the Vehicle Assembly Plant at Thiruvallur and the Powertrain Plant at Hosur in the state of Tamil Nadu.”
Design-wise, the C3 looks a lot like a scaled-down version of the C5 Aircross. It gets the same elements like colour-coded inserts, the sleek headlight setup which is neatly integrated with the grille and a pair of wraparound tail-lights at the rear. Overall, despite its hatchback silhouette, the C3 looks quite imposing from certain angles.
Step inside the cabin and you’ll be greeted by a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There’s also a separate digital driver’s display along with a four-speaker sound system, front and rear USB charging and more. Safety here is handled by dual airbags and rear parking sensors.
Under the hood, the C3 gets two different petrol engine options – 1.2-litre naturally aspirated and turbo-petrol, which makes 82PS of power and 115Nm of torque. Then there’s the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit, which makes 110PS of power and 190Nm of torque. Both the powertrains are mated to a manual 6-speed gearbox, with an automatic transmission option confirmed to be introduced at a later stage.
The French carmaker will offer the C3 in four monotone colour schemes and six dual-tone options. Customers can also choose between three customisation packs. The C3 does come with its own set of compromises though in terms of features like – a tachometer, central locking, day/night IRVM and more. It goes up against the Tata Punch and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis.
Image credits: Citroen India