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Old 16th September 2021, 13:18   #121
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The design looks very bizarre. I find many of the Citroen cars looks very similar, only the size is getting bigger or smaller like the Russian dolls.

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Old 16th September 2021, 13:23   #122
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Got these from an internal whatsapp group. Credit to the original uploader.
This is the same model I saw on test yesterday in Lucknow. I think Citroen may be testing some engine/transmission.
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Citroen C3 Vs. Tata Punch!

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It is being positioned as a premium hatchback. Not a subcompact SUV.

The Citroen C3 will have 180mm of ground clearance.

Segment-leading 1 litre of glove box.

The Citroen C3 boasts a 315-litre boot and cabin space that's amongst the best in the segment the company claims.

Phone mount integrated into the dashboard is a smart touch. Infotainment supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

The C3 will have 90% localisation, and will be high on connectivity, and heavy on customisation! 78 accessories - styling and functional kinds - will be on offer. Two-tone roof will be available in different colours.

Citroen worked on approach and departure angles to be be able to clear all obstacles, a bonnet line that tips down at front & high seating for good visibility and a 10m turning circle for agility.


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Old 16th September 2021, 15:15   #125
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Citroen C3 in flesh. It is being positioned as a premium hatchback. Not a subcompact SUV.

Citroen C3 - overall length comes in at 3.98m, 180mm ground clearance, 10m turning circle, 315-litre boot capacity.

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Citroen says the C3 is aimed at high-growth markets, such as South America and the Indian sub-continent

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The Citroen C3 will have over 90% localisation. It will be manufactured in India.

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Citroen understands the importance of customisation in the Indian market, and the C3 will be offered with 78 different accessories.

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The customisation will extend to the colour options on the car, both interior and exterior. Different roof colours can be matched with different body colours, and the painted panels on the dashboard can also be customised.

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Citroen calls the C3 a B-car with strong SUV cues. Translation? Commanding driving position, increased ground clearance, short overhangs.

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Interiors of the new Citroen C3, a 10.25-inch touchscreen on offer. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and standard phone clamps for driver and front passenger.

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The C3 will be launched in India next year, first half of 2022.

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The Citroen C3 in blue

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Source : Autocar India

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Old 16th September 2021, 15:19   #126
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Citroen C3 in flesh. It is being positioned as a premium hatchback. Not a subcompact SUV.
Not sure about this. (I could be wrong)

As per FirstPost,

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Citroen says the C3 will be positioned bang in the middle of the super-competitive compact SUV (B-segment) space in India
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Really liked both the exterior and interiors!! If Citroen doesn’t goof-up the price, this could be a game-changer offering something new to the market in terms of its French appeal and design.

Loved the concept of the preventing the phone cable from dangling around the gearbox and handbrake lever area, in an effective and not too ugly manner!

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'Cross- Hatch' Citroen C3 will launch in the first half of 2022. The hatchback is also Mercosur/LatAm bound.



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Developed and styled to cater to Indian tastes
Will be a petrol-only model with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol unit
To be launched in the first half of 2022
Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Dual tone colours in the top variants. Single tone will also be there on lower variants. And at launch there could be more colours too

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a cross-hatchback, the sub-4m C3 with its high ground clearance, high bonnet and an elevated driving position does have its appeal. Styling is typical Citroen – quirky and cool. The front fascia features a pair of split-LED headlamps with Citroen’s double-slat grille connecting the two units. The Citroen logo is neatly incorporated in the grille itself and it seamlessly merges with the LED Daytime Running Lamps in the headlamp cluster.
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the rear seat bench's bolstering and two large (albeit fixed) headrests suggest it’s been designed for two occupants. There’s no rear centre armrest and a quirk visible in the pics is the position of the rear power window buttons that sit at the centre console between the front seats.
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The CitroŽn C3 is based on the CMP modular platform that will underpin other vehicles, including a sub-four-metre SUV from sister-brand, Jeep. The platform has been heavily localised for India with more than 90 percent components being locally sourced. CitroŽn is expected to position the C3 quite aggressively in its segment.
Citroen will be looking to price the C3 very competitively in India and given it's positioning, it will rival the likes of the upcoming Tata Punch, Maruti Ignis and even premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Baleno.

The Citroen C3 is future-ready by design, the platform can accept a fully electric powertrain, if and when the market asks for it.


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Old 16th September 2021, 15:53   #129
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Good eye pleasing design. Does not scream cheap in any way .

I believe they could have introduced the powertrain and gearbox options at least.
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Old 16th September 2021, 16:01   #130
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It is being positioned as a premium hatchback. Not a subcompact SUV.
Seems to be the logical segment for the C3. CitroŽn has positioned the C3 as a hatchback internationally as well. As seen below the C3 fits better into the premium hatchback segment with the Jazz and the new i20 (the C3 has nearly identical dimensions to the previous gen i20).
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It is the suffix 'Aircross' which denotes CitroŽn's SUVs and there is a separate model, the C3 Aircross, which fits better into the Indian sub-compact SUV segment. For context, the sub-4m SUVs do stand a good 200mm taller than the C3 but are similarly sized vis-ŗ-vis the C3 Aircross.
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It's most likely the tall-boy-ish styling which caused some confusion. Although CitroŽn could even try and straddle both the premium hatch and sub-4m SUV segments with one product. After all we do live in a time where the Ignis went from a tall-boy hatchback one day to a mini-SUV the next (whatever that means). Funny world where the S-Presso is a micro-SUV and Tata's Punch (effectively a tall-boy) is a "next-gen no compromise SUV"

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Citroen C3 - Cool, Clever, Comfortable. Link

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Presenting the New CitroŽn C3, a modern ride for the modern Indian looking to make their mobility choice as fashionable as themselves.
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CEO Vincent Cobee says Citroen will aim for customer satisfaction and then scale accordingly, and will not get trapped like others who got carried away with numbers. Citroen India will be humble ambitious professional.

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The Citroen C3 is future-ready by design, the platform can accept a fully electric powertrain, if and when the market asks for it.

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Vincent Cobee, CEO, Citroen, says India is one of the toughest, most demanding markets for automobiles in the world.

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Citroen says that it took the company 5 years to design the C3.

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Citroen India will export made-in-India C3 units to other right hand drive markets around the world, for example, the east coast of Africa and so on.

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Old 16th September 2021, 16:10   #132
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The C3 seems more promising than I thought although I predict it'll sell in a lower segment than expected (Maybe around the Celerio/Santro), based on the fender-mounted turn signals, the flap type handles, the front-mounted antenna, manual exterior mirror adjustments, fixed head restraints, missing rear wiper and the mechanical air conditioner dials.

I can't help feeling a bit 'Captur'ed here - they could have named it something other than C3, or maybe C3 with some suffix (like they use AirCross and Cactus). Or you'll have people using international reviews and ratings for this localised version.

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I didn't see the power windows switches and when I searched the net, I got the below image. Now, it looks like there are only 2 power window switches in the front.
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Segment-leading 1 litre of glove box.
1 litre of Glove Box!?
Can someone please shed some light on this. Excuse me if this is a noob question.
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Looks pretty. Happy that they haven't tried to position it in a segment above where it actually belongs too. Being French, the design was expected to be quirky but smart. Many of the components seems to be taken from the bigger C5. I hope the rear seats are proper bench with armrests unlike the individual seats of C5.
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