The all-new Citroën C3 promise to make a splash in the SA market
Since being launched in 2002, the Citroën C3 has made quite the impression as a B-segment vehicle. Over the years, this compact French vehicle has become a well-respected nameplate. Of course, the market is still very much competitive, so finding ways to improve an already popular model is crucial. That why in 2016, Citroën introduced their newly revised third generation C3. Now in 2021, it has hit the one million mark in terms of vehicles produced at the factory in Trnava, Slovakia. The C3 has also become one of 2020’s top three selling vehicles within its segment in Europe.
As pointed out the C3 success story can go on and on, so the question is what does this all-new C3 have in store for us? For starters, its Feel model will produce a nifty 60kW of power. It gets powered by its familiar 1.2-litre PureTech engine is certain to leave one feel confident on the road. The Shine models will be a step up from the Feel as it produces a quicker 81kW. It gets paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and rides on 16-inch wheels.
The C3 has cemented itself as its own as its unique and distinctive design is guaranteed to catch some eyes on the road. Its bubbly and colour personality will be emphasized through its six distinctive exterior colours. Consumers can take it a step further by choosing from Onyx Black or Opal White contrasting roof colours too.
The C3 has been broken down into Feel and Shine models. The Shine model is on top of the range however as it benefits from a range of additional features such as bi-tone colour options and an additional 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers both Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Auto Wipers, Rear Parking Sensors, as well as Auto Dim Rear-view Mirrors, will be available on the Shine models too.
To ensure complete comfort, the C3 will come with noise-canceling upgrades that get further complimented by Advanced Comfort seats. Driver Attention Warning and a Coffee Break Alert will give the drivers extra peace of mind behind the wheel. Safety too has become a priority for the C3 as it will come with ABS, EBA, EBD, TCS, and ESP. Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation that reads speed limit signs for you and communicates them via the driver’s display will be available too as well as Cruise Control.
C3 1.2 Pure Tech Feel 60kW R269 900
C3 1.2 Pure Tech Shine 81kW R324 900