Citroën is back in South Africa and has unveiled the new Citroën C3
With its distinctive design and colourful personality, it’s brimming over with an exuberant freshness and optimism that will rock the market. Its unique morphology and original graphic features express energy and confidence. Audacious by design the interior is carefully thought out to make driver and passengers feel comfortable, to make each journey a pleasurable experience.
With the arrival of the new C3 there’s a wind of change blowing through the motoring scene. The versatile little hatchback sets a style of its own, standing out from the crowd with its perky, colourful, appealing personality. The Citroën C3 offers a delightfully offbeat take on in-car living.
This is an affordable mid-range model addressing a broad sector of the population with the promise of a singular car that can match individual tastes and aspirations.
For the two-tone exterior, the red roof, red foglamp surround, red wing mirrors, rear C pillar graphic and Airbumps® are appeased with the red and grey ambience along the dashboard and seat stitching. As soon as you step in, the interior feels remarkably spacious, a sensation enhanced by the upholstery and uncluttered horizontal dashboard.
The sensation of superlative comfort starts with the seats, visually as well as physically comfortable: the passenger compartment flooded in light, the ingenious stowage features, the generous space allocations. These first impressions are confirmed by the colours and materials, which draw overt inspiration from the worlds of furniture and travel, consistent with new C3’s aim to make people feel literally at home when travelling by car.
The deliberately designed cocoon effect filters out disturbances from the outside world and offers ergonomic usage with all functions accessible from the 7” screen. Equipped with 5 doors, the new C3 is practical while remaining compact with its length contained to 3,99m.
Advanced driver assistance systems include lane departure alert and Driver Attention Alert as well as a Coffee Break Alert. The efficiency of the new C3 also extends to a full range of high-efficiency PureTech petrol engines available in the option of a 1.2 PureTech 60kW naturally aspirated engine fitted with a 5-speed MT, and 1.2 PureTech 61kW Turbo engine charged and fitted with the latest generation 6-speed EAT gearbox.
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