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New Citroën C3&nbsp ;: soon revealed, the first information

NEW CITROËN C3 – While waiting for its presentation scheduled for Tuesday October 17, here is what the we already know of the fourth opus of the flagship city car of the herringbone brand.

[Put to day October 12, 2023 at 1:26 p.m.] The presentation of the new Citroën C3 is approaching soon. big steps since it is on October 17 that the chevron brand will unveil, on the side of the de Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine), the fourth generation of its city car. The stakes are immense for the manufacturer since the C3 remains its best-selling model in France. Always faced with tough competition from the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208, both restyled in 2023, the C3, presented here in its very first electric version, hopes to be able to stand out from the crowd, notably thanks to its attractive prices. What are the new features expected on the new Citroën C3 ? Find below everything we already know about it from the city car to the rafters. 

Information about 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 star city car whose first turns of the wheel date back to 2002. With certainly very affordable prices and finally an electric version, the ë-C3, the chevron brand is at home. relaunch.

  • Overview several times with camouflage, the new Citroën C3 will change its silhouette. Goodbye to the rounded shapes that have characterized it since its birth a little over 20 years ago, the city car will follow the fashion for much more straightforward cuts, including a hood as horizontal as the tailgate will be 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, despite its appearance. With identical dimensions – approximately 4m in length and 1.75m in width – the fourth generation C3 follows certain codes specific to SUVs.
  • The new C3 will be the first model with display the new brand logo. The two rafters will now be placed at right angles. inside a circle 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. . 
  • Inside, according to the indiscretions of our well-informed colleagues at Auto-Plus, the designers favored interior design. sobriety. Thus, the digital display facing the driver would only indicate the speed and the gearbox engaged. All other information will take place on the central 10-inch tablet, standard across the entire range. Only air conditioning will be entitled to this. physical buttons, located just below the touch screen. Finally, benefiting from this fairly minimalist dashboard, large storage space will be available throughout it.

The engines of the new Citroën &euml ;-C3

This time, it's the right one, the new generation of C3 will be available in 100% electric. According to information collected by the site Largus.fr, the city car will offer two engine choices exclusively on battery: the first with a power of 42 kWh developing 82 horsepower, the second with 50 kWh and 109 horses. In terms of autonomy, these devices should allow the ë-C3 to reach 300 and 400 kilometers respectively in the WLTP cycle. Electricity arrives, but diesel disappears from the catalog. On the other hand, it will still be possible to buy the city car in a petrol version, with the 1.2 PureTech engine, as well as two high-speed engines. mild hybridization of 100 and 136 horses.

When is the release of the new Citroën ë-C3 planned?

The fourth generation of the flagship city car from the herringbone brand will be presented in initially on October 17, 2023, on the side from Meudon in Hauts-de-Seine. Its arrival in the concessions should take place at a later date. the end of the first quarter of 2024, probably in March.

What will the price of the new Citroën ë-C3 be?

While it is obviously still far too early to know the exact price of the new Citroen C3, it is no longer a secret that its electric version will cost less. of 25,000 euros, probably around 24,000 euros. And we also know that the city car will still be eligible for the ecological bonus in 2024 since the general director of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares, has already announced this. announced that the ë-C3 would be one of the electric cars available for sale. 100 euros/month as part of future "social leasing" promised by the government.

But it was precise that to be able to enter this catalog, the model in question had to benefit from the ecological bonus. In short, with a state bonus of 5,000 euros, as it is currently allocated to students. all French people (and 7,000 euros for the most modest households) for the purchase of a “green” vehicle, the price of the ë-C3 at entry The price of the range will be below 20,000 euros, particularly low compared to the current market. current. As for the future thermal C3, its cost should start around 17,000 euros, knowing that the latest restyled version sells today for around 17,000 euros. from 16,590 euros.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116