2021 Citroen C3 Global Unveil Highlights: First-ever made in India Citroen specs, features, images

New Citroen C3 Global Unveil, Citroen C3 Specifications, Features, Images: Citroen made its Indian debut with the C5 Aircross, and the brand is now unveiling its next product for the Indian market.

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2021 Citroen C3 SUV Global Unveil Today Highlights: Citroen is all set to take the covers off its second offering for the Indian market. The compact SUV will also be the first-ever Citroen to be manufactured at the brand’s Tamil Nadu-based production unit. The C3 is reportedly developed specifically for markets like India and more. For now, the brand has released a digital teaser of its forthcoming SUV, wherein it can be seen showing off its split-type LED DRLS, and they look elegant for the most part. Also, the headlamps will don a vertically split-type architecture to stay true to the modern design cues. The compact SUV is expected to don a funky attire, as is the case with most Citroen products. The C3 will lock horns with the likes of Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, and more. So, follow this space for more on the Citroen C3.

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    16:01 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Thanks folks for tuning in!

    Currently, the brand is keeping the specifications of C3 under cover. It concludes the unveiling event by showcasing only the design of its next product for the Indian market, which is developed in India and will be made in India as well. Once again, thanks for joining in, ladies and gentlemen.

    15:58 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Launching in first half of 2022

    Saurabh Vatsa, Brand Head, Citroen India, finally confirms that the Citroen C3 will hit showroom floors in the Indian market by first half of 2022. The pricing will be competitive, and it will also be exported to foreign markets from India as CBU and in CKD form.

    15:54 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Could spawn an electric variant in future

    The brand confirms, its forthcoming offering for the Indian market - Citroen C3, is BEV ready. When required, the demand arises, it will spawn an electric variant to rival the likes of Tata Nexon EV and more.

    15:45 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Will not replace the European model

    The new Citroen C3 will continue to be very much India-specific. It will go on sale in the South American market, but the new model will not replace the C3 that's currently on sale in the European market.

    15:35 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    315 liters of trunk volume & in-built mobile phone holders

    The C3 get a 315-liter boot, which isn't the best-in-class. We expect it will be adequate for most. Also, a 1L glovebox is what it comes with along with designated mobile phone holders for both driver and front-seat passenger.

    15:31 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Gets a turning radius of 5 meters

    To ensure that the Citroen C3 is agile when maneuvering tight traffic conditions, the turning circle is only 5 meters. In fact, this is in line with most competitors.

    15:26 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    The dashboard gets colourful inserts too

    On the inside, the dashboard looks funky too. It gets a busy-looking insert for th dashbaord that will colour coded with the exterior paint scheme.

    15:24 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Shenaz Treasury explains customization program

    Shehnaz Treasury reveals that buyers will be able to chose their favourite colour options from numerous comprising of both monotone and dual-tone choices. Besides, the C3 customers will have the priviledge of choosing different colour for the inserts around the cabin as well. Moreover, there will be 78 accessories on offer.

    15:15 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Another angle!

    Sideways, the SUV credentials are apparent. The rugged side cladding looks prominent enough to give the C3 some road presence. Moreover, it has been designed by the Indian subsidiary of Citroen to score big numbers in the Indian automotive space.

    15:11 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Here's it is!

    Based on C Cubed programme, the C3 is finally here. While it looks fresher than the model it replaces, it could be a great fit in the Indian sub-4m compact SUV space. The design traits are very much Citroen-ish, and it certainly looks rugged enough to carry the SUV tag.

    15:09 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    It is called the Citroen C3

    Yes! It is now confirmed that the new compact city car from the Citroen will be called the C3. It will also replace the existing C3 range in the international markets.

    15:04 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Vincent Cobee marks the commencement

    Vincent Cobee starts by taking through the brand's strategy behind the new products. The Citroen brand has been around for over 100 years now. The company is now targeting around 1 million sales in Europe, whereas emerging markets like the Indian sub-continent and South America will add to the figures.

    14:56 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    In the waiting room, proceedings begin in next few minutes

    An intelligent approach by Citroen - a digital waiting room for the viewers. We are now waiting in the digital lounge before the unveiling begins. The lounge has a playlist comprising TV commercials of various Citroen products sold across the globe.

    14:45 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    How expensive could it be?

    Well, the answer to this question remains a secret until the Citroen C3 officially goes on sale in the Indian market. However, it is expected to start at an approximate starting price of Rs. 7 lakh, ex-showroom. 

    14:35 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Competitors?

    In the Indian market, the sub-4m compact SUV space is one of the most competitive ones. Almost every carmaker has a product or two in this segment. Hence, the Citroen C3 will have a lot of contenders to play with. The list includes Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Mahindra XUV300, and more.

    14:25 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Features onboard

    The C3 will most likely be making its way to the Indian showroom floors with a long list of features, like cruise control, touchscreen head unit, Android Auto & Apple Car compatibility, electric sunroof, automatic climate control, connected car tech, among many. Besides, it is assumed to come loaded with a slew of passive safety aids, namely multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking camera & sensors, seatbelt alarm, and high-speed alerts.

    14:14 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Watch out for quirky design elements and an upright stance

    Thanks to the leaked images of the Citroen C3's scale model prototype, we know a fair bit about its design. The overall appeal of the car will be funky with multiple dual-tone color options. The contrast-painted bits will include ORVM caps, fog lamp housings, scuff plates, and more. The overall silhouette will be upright to utilize the dimensional constraints intelligently. Resultantly, there will be a lot of space on offer. 

    14:03 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Teaser Image reveals some important details

    While the brand has only released a teaser image yet, it manages to give away some crucial details about its front facet's design. The compact SUV sports V-shaped LED DRLs, fixed in a split-type setup. Moreover, it gets a traditional twin-band grille that also houses the Citroen logo. A massive lower air dam, hexagonal in shape, is the functional unit for under-hood ventilation.

    13:52 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Expected powertrain and gearbox options?

    The upcoming C3 (CC21) will be underpinned by the CMP architecture that also supports a slew of other products (sub-4m) of the brand's sister concern - Jeep. Powering the C3 will most likely be a 1.2L petrol motor. Of course, turbocharged. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual as a standard affair across the range. As per rumors, the option of a DCT is likley to be on the cards as well.

    13:19 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Codenamed CC21, specifically for emerging markets

    The ready-to-unveil Citroen C3 is internally codenamed as CC21. It is developed specifically for emerging markets like South America and India. Citroen plans to encash the demand for compact SUVs with the new model. However, we will have to wait till the launch to understand what actually does the Citroen has in its bag. However, the product is reporte to begin by December this year.

    12:53 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    C Cubed programme ready!

    In Citroen's dictionary, C Cubed stands for Cool, Comfort, and Clever. Well, the various attributes of the new C3 will revolve around these adjectives. Moreover, the C3 will mark the initiation of the company's C Cubed Programme, under which it plans to launch a new model every year.

    12:21 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Second product for the Indian market, launching soon

    After launching the C5 Aircross in India, the brand was away from the headlines for a while. With the unveiling of the new C3, Citroen will have a new product for the Indian market. It will be the second product in its Indian lineup when it officially goes on sale by early next year.

    11:58 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Made in India, Made for India

    Numerous spottings in the past confirm that Citroen has been testing the C3 on Indian roads for quite some time. All of it could result in a product well-suited for our infamous Indian roads. Besides, the C3 will be locally built at Citroen's facility in Tamil Nadu, and it will boast localization levels as high as 90 percent.

    11:37 (IST)16 Sep 2021
    Welcome to the Citroen C3 unveiling's LIVE blog!

    Greetings, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the live blog of Citroen C3 unveiling, which is scheduled for today.  The C3 remains under the veils for now. However, it will drop them soon in a few hours. The brand has shared a teaser image of its upcoming SUV, which sheds light on some of its design details. For more updates on the C3's unveil, stay tuned to this space.

    The Citroen C3 is preparing to make its global unveil today. It will the brand's second product in the Indian lineup and will rival the likes of other compact SUVs that are already on sale in the Indian market. With the C3, Citroen is targeting to grab a share of one of the biggest pies of the Indian automotive space - the sub-4m compact SUV segment.

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