Citroen’s C3 breaks cover

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THE Citroen C3 is one of the com­pany’s foun­da­tion mod­els and among the most suc­cess­ful pro­duced by the French car maker.

Now a new model has bro­ken cover that prom­ises to take the C3 to an even higher level.

Two el­e­ments of the new C3 il­lus­trate that Citroen has upped the ante in the small car cat­e­gory. The Zenith wind­screen that blends into the roof and which was pi­o­neered on the Citroen C4 Pi­casso, is now avail­able in the small car sec­tor for the first time.

Un­der bon­net, the new C3 will be fit­ted with a new range of three cylin­der diesel en­gines that will of­fer mar­ket lead­ing fuel econ­omy and CO2 emis­sions as low as 90g/km. Trans­mis­sions are elec­tronic five and six speed units and stop and go will be used to re­duce fuel con­sump­tion to a min­i­mum.

But th­ese are just the start of the in­no­va­tions in styling, tech­nol­ogy, equip­ment and weight sav­ing in the new Citroen C3.

This is a ma­jor re­newal for Citroen and gives it the op­por­tu­nity to in­crease mar­ket share.

The new C3 is packed with se­duc­tive fea­tures: tauter styling, high-class trim, in­tel­li­gent ar­chi­tec­ture cre­at­ing ex­cep­tional in­te­rior space in what is still one of the most com­pact ve­hi­cles on the mar­ket, and su­pe­rior on-board com­fort and road han­dling, both in the city and on the high­way.

Made in France, C3 meets high qual­ity stan­dards to guar­an­tee reli­a­bil­ity. It will be put through more than two mil­lion kilo­me­tres of on­road test­ing be­fore the mar­ket release.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions and prices for the new Citroen C3 will be an­nounced when it ar­rives in Aus­tralia mid2010. The Euro­pean launch is in Novem­ber 2009.

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