Citroen’s C3 breaks cover
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.