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Old 1st July 2022, 08:23   #91
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Citroen C3 prices will be revealed on 20th July.

Pre-launch bookings of the hatchback are now underway.

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Citroen C3 reaches dealerships ahead of the launch.

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Got an invite from Citroen Kochi showroom for their unveil of the C3 on 04.07.2022 at 5:30.p.m. Won't be able to attend.

Hope, Citroen gets hold of this chicken and egg situation, and take the initiative to expand their showroom/service centres coverage instead of waiting for sales to increase.
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Old 1st July 2022, 21:39   #93
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Folks from PPS called up and mentioned that the test drives have already started and the car is on display. On prodding on the on road price in Bangalore, she mentioned it is going to be 9~9.5 to 12 lakhs. I always had hope that it will be quite less , around all or lakh and a half less than these amounts. But decided will probably go for a used car.
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Dropped in for a quick look of Citroen C3 today at the Baner showroom
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Few observations from the visit

- The showroom interiors are very well done, well lit and well organised
- The interactive screen showing 360° of the interiors and exteriors of all the significant Citroen models including 2CV, DS, WRC car , a tractor and even a helicopter was a delightful highlight
- The C3 on display was in white with dual tone finish.
- Overall quality of the car felt really good and simple with few quirky design
- The main competition as per the sales person are Punch, Magnite and Kiger.
- The car presence was much butchy than Punch and much well rounded than Kiger and Magnite
- The sales person never once used the term SUV during our conversation
- Found the color choices to be very limited (4 colors - polar white, platinum grey, Zesty orange, Steel grey and dual tone options with the same colors)
- Absence of rear wiper, Day night ovrm, auto box and wiper cowl cover tops my dislike list
- Found the seating position and the seats to be very comfortable with commanding view from the driver's seat
- Not much of a fan of the gear knob tho
- Test drives yet to start ( Should start from Wednesday)
- Tentitive prices to be between 7-10L otr as per the sales guy
- All in all, a pretty welcoming introduction to the brand

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Citroen C3 Indicative pricing and variants leaked.

- Two variants - Live and Feel

- Live variant with 1.2-litre NA Petrol priced from 6-6.25 lakh (ex-showroom)

- Feel variant with 1.2-litre NA petrol priced from 7-7.55 lakh (includes vibe pack and dual-tone options)

- Feel variant with 1.2-litre Turbo-Petrol dual tone with vibe pack priced from 8.25-8.5 lakh (ex-showroom)

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Citroen C3 Indicative pricing and variants leaked.
Ex-showroom or OTR pricing?

Hope they have a Turbo variant without dual tones or packs.
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Considering the lack of some of the most basic features, and with a 3 pot 1.2L engine, I'm surprised that this is the price range they're targeting. Seems like citroen has misread the market. Tata and Maruti have compelling offerings that run around laps over the C3.
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Citroen likes to continue the French legacy in India, at these ex-showroom price, Citroen is digging their own grave. If I was a Citroen India employee, would immediately start looking for opportunities outside. Dealers should start considering working with other manufacturers or come up with a plan to vacate their premises.

Miniscule dealership, poor feature set and 1.2L NA engine, lack of AT and now poor pricing will eclipse the fantastic turbo engine and phenomenal ride/handling.
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Citroen needs to pull a Nissan Magnite/ Renault Kiger with the C3 if they want to be in the mainstream focus. With the lack of basic features, I thought they were gonna do it.
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Indicative pricing!? Citroen, you can't be serious!
Well, this could also be a ploy to gauge market sentiment/response and arrive at the 'right' pricing.
All the best Citroen.
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- The sales person never once used the term SUV during our conversation
They finally gave in to use "SUV" in some form in the advertising.

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I saw one on the road near Salem in April.
No camouflage etc as can be seen.
Probably was being tested at that time.
I do remember thinking it looks a lot like a Tata Punch.
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I went with my Dad to test drive the C3 today. Pure curiosity.

And I love the marque for its history and innovation.

We drove both the Naturally Aspirated and Turbo versions.

I have only a few points to make as a set of very short first impressions.

1. The driving position, headroom, back support, view and under thigh support are first class.
2. The steering feel is excellent (perhaps just a tad light but thats amazing when the car is at a standstill and one has to maneuvre)
3. The ride comfort over any sort of surface is absolutely magical. One doesnt feel any of the undulations and bumps and broken surfaces. And this applies to both front and rear seats.
4. The turning radius is amazing.
5. The boot space is more than adequate.
6. While the Turbo is nice and punchy and responsive, I appreciate the Naturally Aspirated version as well - it isnt a terrible laggard in that sense especially considering that these are primarily going to be city use cars.
7. The gears are soft and smooth shifting if a trifle tall-ish and I quite enjoyed chucking the little car about.
8. Am appreciative of the handling, though tall it doesnt feel top heavy.
9. The manual adjusting Outside mirrors are ok for a tall person but bot for a small built person.

Pricing and all is a bit off centre. And while the concept of offering everything as an accessory is a good idea, they ought to have read India better- we want everything included at the best price… even to the extent of demanding free steering cover and footmats and all, so they are going to have to surmount these mind set obstacles.

And they really ought to have offered an AT variant, considering the tectonic shift that our market is experiencing towards AT.

But all in all it is a decent option to consider as a no nonsense and comfortable city car.
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I am adding here some lightly promotional stuff which the showroom chaps shared with me vis whatsapp just now.
Unable to upload the e brochure since it is more than 20 MB
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I am adding here some lightly promotional stuff which the showroom chaps shared with me vis whatsapp just now.
Unable to upload the e brochure since it is more than 20 MB
Brochure link for handy reference https://ds-prod.citroen.in/static-as...BoC6YMQAvD_BwE
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