The Citroen C3 hatchback is officially announced and a new rival has arrived in the market to give Renault Clio and the Ford Fiesta a tough competition.
The car was launched in a grand event organized at Lyon. It is slated for launch in the first quarter of 2017 in UK and other regions. Citroen tasted ample successful with their consumer model, the DS which later paved way for newer models under their own brand name. The C3 hatchback is an important car in their lineup as it is going to determine their future in the automobile industry.
The mainstream model borrows design elements from the C4 Cactus and the C4 Picasso. The daytime running lights on the car are ultra-slim giving a sporty and stylish look to the front fascia. They seamlessly blend into the badge and the bulky headlights. Fog lights are mounted down the bumper so that it doesn’t affect the overall design. LED tail lights adorn the flat rear end of the Citroen C3 hatchback. The automobile brand has innovated the new Airbump technology which ushers in a new era of textured plastic components and gets rid of the conventional metal surface.
Over nine different color variant are being offered by the manufacturer. There are three contrast shades to choose from. Buyers have complete control over the customization as they can pick one of the shade for the airbump, fog light trims and roof. Citroen likes to call the interior as sophisticated simplicity. All the infotainment functions are controlled using the 7-inch touchscreen system. It also supports Apple Car Play and Mirror Link connectivity features while Android Auto is also said to be rolled out after the initial launch.
An exquisite finish is witnessed in the inside of the Citroen C3 hatchback. It has been designed to reflect four moods of a person and can be altered accordingly. The higher end variant of the car uses Hype Colorado finish using special upholstery combined with two tone leather. Each trimline variant uses a different interior finish and renders a different mood. Among all the other changes, the most notable of them all is the ConnectedCam system. It makes use of a front facing camera and a rear camera with GPS technology to take note of the surroundings. The dual cameras ensure no collision occurs by warning the driver much earlier before the incident could take place.
The base model will use a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine producing up to 109 horsepower. All models use a manual transmission and an automatic gearbox is scheduled for launch at a later time. Pricing should be roughly around £11,000. Citroen has also planned to launch a smaller SUV after the C3 hatchback.
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