All types of SUVs are in great demand, but compact SUVs are seeing the highest demand in India at the moment. Tata took that one step further by bringing the Punch, the smallest SUV in India. The success of Punch has attracted other manufacturers to this segment. One such manufacturer is Citroen with the C3. Currently, the C3 misses several things compared to the Punch, and Citroen is looking to correct these things. In today’s article, let’s talk about the 2023 Citroen C3.
As mentioned above, the C3 missed out on a lot of features. Citroen had covered other aspects like a good engine, suspension etc. However, it failed to address the most important aspect, which is features. Citroen seems to have finally understood that and is working on an updated C3. Recently the C3 was spotted testing with a rear wiper & washer, a rear defogger and alloy wheels. Currently, the C3 gets alloy wheels as dealer fitments. So the C3 could be getting these new features. Citroen could add them on the feel variant or get a new top variant to accommodate these features.
What else to expect?
Other than the said features, Citroen could add a new brown shade to the C3. It could also add some features from the Brazilian-spec C3 to the Indian version like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, three-point seatbelts, power adjustable headrests etc. Engine options will remain the same – 1.2-litre naturally aspirated and 1.2-litre turbo petrol. Citroen could also add an automatic gearbox on the turbo petrol engine.
2023 Citroen C3 – Pricing and rivals
Most probably, Citroen would introduce a new variant to accommodate these features. This variant could be Rs 50k more expensive than the feel variant, which starts from Rs 7.98 (on-road, Mumbai). With the new features, the C3 could better compete with the Tata Punch.
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