The new Citroën C3 has been released. unveiled this Thursday, October 17 at Meudon, in Hauts-de-Seine. The flagship city car of the herringbone brand changes design and finally goes fully electric, a fairly affordable entry price.
[Put to; day October 17, 2023 at 2:42 p.m.] The presentation of the new Citroën C3 took place this Tuesday, October 17 on the side. de Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). The stakes are high for the manufacturer since the C3 remains its best-selling model in France. Always faced with Faced with stiff competition from the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208, both restyled in 2023, the city car from the herringbone brand, presented here in its very first electric version, hopes to be able to make its mark. ;out of the game, in particular thanks to; its attractive prices. What are the new features expected on the fourth generation of the C3 ? Find below everything we already know about it. of Citroën's flagship city car. Information on the new Citroën ë-C3
To revive its sales, which are in sharp decline, Citroën is counting heavily on the new generation of the C3, its flagship city car whose first turns of the wheel date back to 2000. 2002. With a very affordable entry price, accessible through leasing at any time. from 99 euros/month, and finally an electric version, the ë-C3, the chevron brand is at 99 euros/month. relaunch.
As some driving sessions with camouflage suggested, the new Citroen C3 sports a brand new silhouette. Goodbye to the rounded shapes that have characterized it since its birth a little over 20 years ago, the city car follows the fashion for much more straightforward cuts, including a hood as horizontal as the tailgate is vertical. With its imposing plastic elements on the shields (while the Airbumps on the bottom of the doors have been abandoned) and a slightly elevated general appearance (1m57 height), despite identical dimensions – 4.01m in length and 1.76m in width – the fourth generation C3 follows certain codes specific to SUVs.
During the summer, the Citroën brand decided to launch a new product. to simplify its range, going from five finishes to; three: You, Plus and Max. This new ë-C3 will only be available in the You and Max finishes. You corresponding to; At the entry level, the finish will offer standard equipment such as the new head-up display Head Up Display, the front headlights at the front. LED, emergency braking system, electric mirrors, automatic lighting, rear parking assistance, rear spoiler, cruise control, manual air conditioning and 6 airbags.
The Max finish, the top of the model range, offers numerous additional equipment: 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, Biton paint with contrasting roof, decorative roof bars , front and rear skid plates, 10.25 inch color touchscreen with smartphone mirroring, Citroën Advanced Comfort® Seats, automatic windshield wipers, electrically folding and heated exterior mirrors, steering wheel. leather effect, second row of 60/40 folding seats, driver's seat adjustment, rear lights LED, dark-tinted rear windows, TEP/Cloth seats, automatic climate control, 3D navigation, wireless charging, reversing camera, electrochrome rearview mirror and electric rear windows.
The new C3 will be the first mass-produced production model. display the new brand logo. The two rafters are now placed at right angles. inside a large oval as we already had We were able to discover it during the presentation of the Oli concept car at the end of 2022. The appearance of the city car of 2024 will also feature a new light signature with C-shaped lights open outwards. . The rear of the car also welcomes this new light design.
Inside, the space is a little larger, as a result of the new height, in order, according to the brand, "to offer occupants an atmosphere similar to that of the hotel. that of their living room or living room." The designers favored sobriety in the passenger compartment. Thus, the digital display facing the driver only informs the speed, the gearbox engaged and the gearbox engaged. and the available charging rate. All other information will take place on the central "floating" tablet. 10.25 inch screen, standard on the Max version but optional in the You finish (without screen, the vacant space accommodates an integrated smartphone holder). Only air conditioning will be entitled to this. physical buttons, located just below the touch screen. Finally, benefiting from this fairly minimalist dashboard, numerous storage spaces are available on the door panels, the central console and under the central armrest.
The engines of the new Citroën ë-C3
This time, it's the right one, the new generation of C3 is available in 100% electric. The city dweller The green energy will be equipped with an 83 kWh engine, or 113 horsepower, and a fully automatic transmission which, according to the manufacturer, “allows it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in approximately 11 seconds, and a maximum speed of 135 km/h. The battery, with a power of 44 kWh, must offer a range of around 320 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. Another version, more urban, should arrive in 2025 with a smaller autonomy, around 200 kilometers. If electric arrives, diesel disappears from the C3 catalog. It should still be possible to get the city car in a petrol version, as well as in a mild hybrid version, but the brand will communicate later on these other engines.< /p>
When is the new Citroën ë-C3 expected to be released?
The fourth generation of the flagship city car has been released. presented as planned at the beginning of fall 2023. Its arrival in the concessions should take place at the beginning of autumn 2023. the end of the first quarter of 2024, probably in March.
What will the price of the new Citroën ë-C3 be?
Citroën did not want to prolong the suspense. While manufacturers often take their time before revealing their prices, the chevron brand has revealed its prices. the price of its new electric city car on the day of its presentation. As announced, its entry price will be less than 100%. 25,000 euros, 23,300 precisely in the You finish for France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Portugal. Guaranteed to benefit from the ecological bonus, the new criteria of which will apply to everyone. From January 1, 2024, the new electric C3 will therefore be able to return to 18,300 euros and even more 16,300 euros for households with the lowest incomes. Regarding the future thermal C3, its cost could start around 17,000 euros, knowing that the latest restyled version ;e sells today at from 16,590 euros.