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Old 14th July 2023, 22:00   #331
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Re: Citroen C3 Review

This doesn't bode well.
LatAm NCAP gives a zero to the C3.
The LatAm versions uses the same platform as the one's sold in our countries.

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Old 15th July 2023, 10:58   #332
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This doesn't bode well.
LatAm NCAP gives a zero to the C3.
The LatAm versions uses the same platform as the one's sold in our countries.

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https://Youtu.be/YF438_sOSN0

Don't fret over it. First of all this is Latin NCAP. All Indian cars with two airbags system would fail this crash test. They have set a minimum standard in the base models. Further, only base models are tested in this NCAP.
Secondly, and most importantly, although the car styling is same as Indian C3, the car features were different from the Indian model it seems. For example, belt warning sign for passengers were absent (present in Indian shine model which I have, not sure about base model). Further, pretensioners etc were absent. I have a feeling that the build quality of the Indian models would differ too if the features are different.

Extrapolating this to Indian car and Indian business is not wise. Although, I agree that all Indian cars (base model) must score at least 3 stars in Latin NCAP. However, harsh reality is cars like Verna, Tucson scored zero stars.
PS: Honda with 2 airbags in 2015 model scored 4 stars as two airbags in a car during those days was quite a deal!
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Re: Citroen C3 Review

Does Citroen's marketing team exist at all?
They can't even provide glitch free information on their own website.
If this is the quality of editing of their digital marketing team, even God can't help them. They need that "magic potion" of Getafix or better still get clobbered by Obelix's menhir to drive some sense into their heads
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Re: Citroen C3 Review

Citroen has made some additions to the Shine and Shine Turbo variants. Now they have :

- Rear wiper + defogger
- electrically adjustable orvm
- manual day night flicker for irvm
- tpms (turbo only)
- rear camera
- hill hold (turbo only)
- my connect app

The brochure has been updated as well.
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Old 6th October 2023, 10:06   #335
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This came as a bit of a surprise. Considering it has a good engine, if it was well complemented with features and a body shell, it would have really set the sales charts on fire


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Citroen has made some additions to the Shine and Shine Turbo variants. Now they have :

- Rear wiper + defogger
- electrically adjustable orvm
- manual day night flicker for irvm
- tpms (turbo only)
- rear camera
- hill hold (turbo only)
- my connect app

The brochure has been updated as well.
Many features are ones that should have been there from day one itself.

But day/night IRVM? Was it not there before in any variants? That is a super low for cost cutting.
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Citroen has made some additions to the Shine and Shine Turbo variants. Now they have :

- Rear wiper + defogger
- electrically adjustable orvm
- manual day night flicker for irvm
- tpms (turbo only)
- rear camera
- hill hold (turbo only)
- my connect app

The brochure has been updated as well.
I test drove the turbo shine version today - was very impressed with the engine and suspension. Not sure how concerned I would be about lack of auto climate control as long as the AC works well.
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I test drove the turbo shine version today - was very impressed with the engine and suspension. Not sure how concerned I would be about lack of auto climate control as long as the AC works well.
As mentioned in another thread, i have subsequently bought the C3 Turbo Shine. Having had the car for barely a week now, i can just give my initial thoughts:

Like
Spacious and comfortable seats - particularly back seat.
Suspension is probably the best in this class
Engine is great - turbo engine is very willing to be revved
New Shine edition has addressed most of the missing features - electric rear view mirrors, rear wiper, reversing camera etc.
Carplay/Android Auto entertainment system is very good

Dont Like
Quirky design touches - e.g. rear window buttons in centre instead of on doors
No dead pedal to rest your left foot
Clutch travel is a bit too long - perhaps just a matter of getting used to it.
Tyres that came with the car seem inadequate for the power (CEAT SecuraDrive)
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As mentioned in another thread, i have subsequently bought the C3 Turbo Shine.
A great addition! Happy motoring. By the way, the ceiling fan in the image gives an idea of how thoughtful you are. So the choice of car!
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A great addition! Happy motoring. By the way, the ceiling fan in the image gives an idea of how thoughtful you are. So the choice of car!
Thanks. The driver usually sits outside there.
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https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...tandard-430560

Found this piece of news from the Autocar website. It seems a good move from the end of Citroen. 6 airbags as standard on a sub-four metre vehicle is commendable. Only Hyundai offers it. Tata Punch EV also does get it but it's more expensive than the standard petrol option.

For the C3 aircross, it's the addition of an essential feature. Just hope that Citroen can market these changes well. Cause they don't have any brand image in India.

Take a leaf or two out of Hyundai or Kia's marketing blitzkrieg. Get in some cricket player to be the brand ambassador. A 7-seater with 6 airbags, turbo engine, and safe ( supposed) bodyshell, low price, this should sell well.
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