The new Citroën C3 is now on sale in South Africa at a starting price of R229,900. This is R79,000 less than the previous model, which retails at R305,900.
“The B-Segment represents nearly half of the passenger car market, and we are confident that the new C3’s crossover design and class-leading infotainment system will make it an attractive contender for prospective buyers,” said CEO and managing director of Stellantis South Africa, Leslie Ramsomaar.
He also added that the C3 range would be further expanded with a high-grade model, an automatic option, as well as a compact SUV in the near future.
Up front, there’s a 10-inch (26cm) touchscreen with Mirror Screen technology to duplicate functions of a wirelessly connected smartphone through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for accessing multimedia content and apps. This also includes a USB data socket which can be used to charge smartphones.
The driver also gets a new 7-inch (17.8 cm) colour TFT cluster screen with up to 6 modes for displaying vehicle information and options to monitor trip computer, fuel consumption and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System to aid eco-driving. Settings and colour schemes can be configured to driver preferences using toggle controls on the tilt-adjustable steering wheel.
Citroën noted that the updated interior “prioritises roominess and exceptional versatility” with fully adjustable seating, high-density foam embodying and “excellent” elbow and knee room.
The automaker also noted plenty of stowage space and technologies, elevated ride height, and large window areas that provide all-around visibility. At the same time, locally tailored materials and colours enhance the cabin ambience.
For the local market specifically, the horizontal dashboard also features a new anodised finish incorporating a textured chevron pattern with two dual-tone colour options to match the two-tone roof, said Citroen.
The new C3 is powered by Citroën’s 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine, offering a balance of performance and fuel efficiency.
This configuration produces 61kW of power and 115Nm of torque, allowing fuel efficiency as the new C3 uses just 5.6 litres/100km.
The suspension has also been set up to ensure a smooth drive over all road surfaces with a modular chassis tuned to deliver maximum stability with low body roll, as it’s engineered for better shock absorption, said Citroën.
The all-new Citroën C3 includes a 5-year/100,000km warranty and a 2-year/30,000km service plan.
New Citroën C3
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