Citro?n has unveiled its updated C3 model – a bold and colourful B-segment supermini.
The C3 was first launched in 2002 and has since sold more than 3.6 million units across two generations.
This latest model, however, is radically different to its predecessors, with a customisable appeal and styling derived from its larger sibling, the C4 Cactus.
The exterior of the five-door model is available in a two-tone paint option, with a choice of three roof colours. The fog lights, door mirrors, rear quarter panels and Airbump panels feature contrasting hues.
The cabin is equally fun, with the car’s panoramic glass sunroof giving it a bright and spacious appearance, while the upholstery and comfortable seats are decked out in colours inspired by travel and home interior design.
A host of entertainment, comfort and safety features come as standard in the new C3. The highlight is Citro?n’s all-new ConnectedCAM – a camera subtly built into the rear view mirror, which doubles as a dashcam, and a means to share photographs and videos directly to social media channels.
Meanwhile, an advanced driver assistance system including voice controlled 3D navigation, a reversing camera, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring also feature in the model.
Citro?n CEO Linda Jackson commented: “The New C3 has all the Citro?n values and all the qualities to give the brand new impetus, which is especially important as the previous model accounted for almost one in five sales in Europe. A comfortable car with real personality, it is set to appeal to new customers looking for a modern car with character.”
The C3 will be available in both PureTech petrol and Blue HDi diesel engines, with the option of an EAT6 fully automated gearbox.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.