• The new Citroën C3 is now available in South Africa.
• The C3 family is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine.
• Pricing for the new car begins at R269 900.
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The updated Citroën C3 has made its way to South Africa. The enhanced car features a new grille at the front and new scratch-proof Airbumps with silver inserts on the side. Six exterior colours are on offer, but new owners can choose Onyx Black or Opal White contrasting roof colours.
The new C3 builds on the success of its forebears, with Citroën hoping it will continue that very trend. The automaker says: “To keep this success story going, Citroën adapted the vehicle in 2020, by reinforcing what makes it so different and appealing: a unique attitude inaugurating the brand’s new front-end identity, more customisation options, benchmark comfort, and a host of modern equipment that are genuinely useful on a daily basis.”
2021 Citroën C3
Need to know
The C3 Feel is powered by a 60kW/118Nm 1.2-litre PureTech engine. This engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The C3 Shine uses the same three-cylinder engine as the Feel, but power is upped to 81kW/205Nm. A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels.
The Shine also comes with 16-inch Alloy Wheels, Auto Wipers, Rear Parking Sensors and the added twist of bi-tone body colour options. In addition, a seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple Carplay and Auto Dim Rear-view Mirrors are also added.
Across the new C3 line-up, the car features noise-cancelling upgrades. Other features include Driver Attention Warning to keep your driving abilities at optimum, and Coffee Break Alert, which warns you to take a break after two hours of continuous driving.
Further safety features include ABS, EBA, EBD, TCS and ESP. Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation reads speed limit signs for you and communicates them via the driver’s display. At the same time, the Cruise Control also monitors speed limits and recommends speed changes accordingly.
2021 Citroën C3
Pricing and warranty
The new C3 line-up comes standard with a 5-year or 100 000km warranty and a 3-years or 60 000km service plan.
- C3 1.2 Pure Tech Feel 60kW 5MT: R269 900
- C3 1.2 Pure Tech Shine 81kW S&S EAT6: R324 900