Citroen has unveiled the new C3 that will be available in South Africa from May 2021.
The exterior is now slightly different, the interior gets new features, and safety systems across the range are improved.
The update for the Citroen C3 adds more noise-cancelling, improved “advanced comfort seats”, and driver attention warnings.
The latter includes a Coffee Break Alert, which warns the driver to take a break after two hours of continuous driving.
Additionally, safety systems now include ABS, emergency brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, traction control, and an electronic stability programme.
Speed limit recognition and recommendation then warn the driver, via the driver’s display, if they are going too fast; while cruise control also monitors speed limits and recommends changes accordingly.
This list of features encompasses the interior upgrades, but is not all that is new on the updated C3.
On the outside it has a new grille, an updated light design with distinctive chrome chevrons, and a new scratch-proof air bump with silver inserts to keep the paint fresh for longer.
Trims and pricing
The new Citroen C3 comes in two trims, Feel and Shine.
The Feel spec is fitted with a 1.2-litre PureTech engine that produces 60kW, and a leather steering wheel to round off the most affordable trim in the range.
The Shine option pushes out 81kW from the same motor and sports a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
In addition to the above-mentioned features, the Shine gets 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an auto-dim rear-view mirror, and bi-tone body colour options.
South African pricing for the Citroen C3 is as follows:
- Citroen C3 1.2 Pure Tech Feel 60kW 5MT – R269,900
- Citroen C3 1.2 Pure Tech Shine 81kW S&S EAT6 – R324,900
All Citroen passenger cars are sold with Citroen Serenity, which includes a 5-year/100,000km warranty, a 3-year/60,000km service plan, and roadside assistance.