2016 Citroen C3: Cactus style, mass market appeal

The third generation Citroen C3 hatch ups the style quotient with design taken from the C4 Cactus, including its AirBump rubbing strips.


Taking a leaf from the Mini playbook, the new Citroen C3 will be highly customizable with two tone exteriors, three roof colors, and different colors for foglamps, mirror caps, C pillars and Airbumps

Available options include a 7-inch touchscreen, panoramic sunroof, speech recognition, camera recording, blind spot monitoring, satellite navigation, smartphone screen mirroring, reversing camera, hill start assist, and lane departure warning.

At launch the C3 will be offered with three 1.2-liter 3-cylinder gas PureTech engines with 50kW/67hp, 60kW/81hp or 81kW/109hp (with automatic engine stop/start). And two 1.6-liter 4-cylinder diesel BlueHDi options 55kW/74hp and 74kw/99hp, both with standard automatic engine stop/start

A 6-speed automatic transmission option will are “coming soon”.

Dimensions

Length: 3.99m
Width: 1.75m
Height: 1.47m
Wheelbase: 2.54m
Boot volume: 300L



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Joshua Thompson

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2016 Citroen C3: Cactus style, mass market appeal