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5th November, 2013

Having made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the new Citroen C3 has arrived locally. It strengthens and enhances the qualities of its predecessor. The new C3 brings motorists even more C3, reasserting its uniqueness and standing apart with new strengths and advantages.

“Citroen C3 is a value proposition in the European light car segment offering some unique features at a competitive price. Features like the Zenith Windscreen, economical engines and the build quality from France is something we know our customers will appreciate,” said Citroen Marketing Manager, Manuel Tyras.


The new model is soft by its curves and dynamic by its flowing, taut lines. Built in France the front end gets a new “smile” with restaged Citroen chevrons and bumper-mounted LED daytime running lights, providing a steelier gaze and extra expressiveness. Also more expressive are the new taillights, combined with new reflectors set in the lower sides that underscore the sense of stability conveyed by the new C3. The model gets new Blue Encre body paint, expanding the palette to a total of seven colours.

The new Citroen C3 appeals with its body styling as well as with its meticulous interior. The cabin features well-crafted, quality materials including chrome surrounds and a thermo-coated dashboard, underlined by a new cross strip in matt black, warm brown or Moondust grey. The new Citroen C3 is also home to new upholstery that perfectly matches the dashboard strips. And in an exquisite  piece of detailing, the instrument cluster is backlit in  white, for a contemporary look and easier-to-read driving information.


The new Citroen C3 is one of the most compact vehicles in its segment. At 3.94 m long and 1.71 m wide with a 10.8 m turning circle, it is perfectly dimensioned for city driving.

The compact exterior hides a spacious interior. The new Citroen C3 boasts a generously sized cabin, a 300 litre boot (among the largest in the category) and a plethora of storage compartments (central console, glove box, central armrest, etc). The semi-high seats make access easy and give occupants a commanding view of their surroundings, as part of an approach focused on comfort and safety.


The new Citroen C3 retains a feature central to its unique personality: the Zenith windscreen, providing best-in-segment visibility. Bringing the landscape into the cabin, this true technological feat makes for a whole new driving experience.

The Zenith windscreen increases the upward field of vision of front passengers by 80°. The exceptional length of the window, combined with ultra-slim pillars, gives motorists the impression of being outside while in. Strong solar protection at the top of the windscreen above the front occupants merges gradually into regular-transparency glass for forward vision.

The new Citroen C3 also benefits from all of the brand’s expertise in comfort. It brings all occupants real well-being through a soft ride, acoustic and vibration comfort, and the comfort afforded by the openness of the generous glazed surfaces and the scented air freshener.

Modern and user-friendly, the new C3 is available with a reversing camera (Exclusive model) with parking aid sensors – a new technology that makes day-to-day manoeuvres easier – together with the RD4 MP3 audio system, the Connecting Box (Bluetooth hands-free kit, jack plug and USB socket) and the eMyWay navigation system.


The new Citroen C3 is equally at ease in the city and out on the open road, with well-balanced road manners, ultra-controlled mass, optimised drag of 0.30, and a range of responsive and efficient engines.

Citroen’s mini hatch is powered by the new-generation PureTech petrol engines, with three and four cylinders. These powerplants are economical on fuel and CO2 emissions but lively in use. Some 52 patents were filed in the development of the new engine generation in order to bring down weight and bulk, optimise combustion and reduce friction, the aim being to cut fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by around 25% while making the powerplants more responsive. In short, the PureTech engines provide performance with no detriment to pleasure. The 1.2-litre 60 kW engine achieves remarkably low fuel consumption of just 4.5 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 107g/km and is couple with a five-speed manual gearbox. The 1.2-litre 88kW engine runs on a rating of 6.6 litres of fuel on the combined cycle and emits 150 g/km CO2 and is available with a four-speed automatic transmission.

FEATURES: C3 Seduction (petrol manual)

  • Fyber Cloth Trim
  • Zenith Windscreen
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights
  • ESP
  • 15" “Asterodea” wheel covers
  • 15' full size spare wheel
  • Leather steering wheel with satin chrome
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Radio with CD & MP3
  • Air conditioning (Manual)
  • Connecting box + Bluetooth (USB & Aux)
  • Security pack (Six airbags and seatbelt warning light)
  • Chrome Pack (Front bumper, door handles, tailgate, & window trim)
  • Electric Pack (electrically adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors, rear electric windows, child lock)

FEATURES: C3 Seduction (petrol automatic)

Seduction Petrol Manual features plus

  • 16" “Valonga” alloy wheels
  • Space saver spare tyre

FEATURES: C3 Exclusive (petrol automatic)

Seduction Petrol Automatic features plus

  • Andorre Gloss + Dinamica Cloth Trim
  • 17" “Clover” alloy wheels
  • Front central armrest with storage
  • Automatic digital air conditioning
  • Rear view camera
  • Rear park assist
  • eMyWay satellite navigation
  • Automatic rain sensitive windscreen wipers
  • Automatic Illumination of headlamps
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror

Citroen C3 PRICING* - MLP*

Seduction Manual: $19,990 (until 31st December 2013 C3 Seduction manual is just $19,990 drive-away - conditions apply)
Seduction Automatic: $22,990*
Exclusive Automatic: $25,990*

Metallic paint.
16” Valonga Alloys on Seduction Petrol Manual.
Cuir Claudia Mistral Perfore (Black Leather) on Exclusive Petrol Auto.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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