Citroen C3 Review

Here’s all you need to know what this brand new made for India Citroen offers in terms of features, design, space and performance.

Citroen’s first product in the Indian market was launched in 2021 in the form of the C5 Aircross SUV, but that was just the appetizer to give us a taste of what the French car maker had to offer. Now, though, it’s time for the main course as the company is gearing up to launch the made-for-India Citroen C3 in our market.

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While Citroen insists on referring to the C3 as a hatchback, it has some very obvious SUV-inspired styling cues including an upright stance, cladding for the bumpers and wheel arches, roof rails and faux skid plates. Signature Citroen styling elements are present in the form of those LED DRLs merging with the chrome strips up front that incorporate the insignia also. Design-wise, we think Citroen has done a good job with the C3 making it look more expensive than it’s actually going to be.

The Citroen C3 measures 3,981mm long, 1,733mm wide and 1,586mm tall, making it bigger in size than hatchbacks like the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and slightly shorter in length than the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20. In comparison to something like the Tata Punch, the Citroen C3 is longer but not as tall or wide. However, at 2,540mm, C3’s wheelbase is longer than Tata’s and most B-segment hatchbacks too. Alloy wheels aren’t standard on any variant but will be offered as an optional extra. Plus, Citroen also has a whole host of customization options that will be available to buyers, including body graphics, exterior and interior accessories.