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New CitroŽn C3 for 2013

Making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the new CITROňN C3 strengthens and enhances the qualities of its predecessor. The result is even more C3 with new assets to win over customers!
The new CITROňN C3, set for launch in April 2013, will extend the success of the Brand's leading model, which has sold in nearly 3 million units since 2002.
The new CITROňN C3 brings motorists even more C3, reasserting its unique qualities and standing apart with new strengths and advantages:

  • Even more Crťative Technologie?, in the shape of the Zenith windscreen, a proven success providing best-in-class visibility, as well as new, more efficient engines with CO2 emissions as low as 87 g/km, including the new PureTech petrol powerplants bringing 15% more power and a 25% cut in fuel consumption.

  • Even more personality, with more assertive styling, a revitalised front end and new tail lights.

  • And even more optimism, softness and comfort, with warmer upholstery and new equipment for motoring well-being including a reversing camera for easier day-to-day manoeuvres.

UNIQUE PERSONALITY WITH NEW STYLING

The exterior of the new CitroŽn C3 combines soft curves with dynamic taut lines. A restyled front end creates a new ‘face’ with updated chevrons and bumper-mounted LED daytime running lights. There are expressive new tail light clusters combined with new reflectors set underneath the rear bumper. A new Ink blue body paint is also available, expanding the range’s palette to a total of nine colours.

Inside, the cabin is finely crafted with top-quality materials, including chrome detailing and a thermo-coated soft-touch dashboard. This can be underlined with new dashboard strips in matt black, a warm brown or Moondust grey, which coordinate with the new style upholstery. The instrument cluster is also backlit in white for a contemporary look and easier-to-read driving information.

COMPACT YET SPACIOUS

One of the most compact vehicles in its segment - 3.94m long & 1.71m wide - with a 10.8m turning circle, the new C3 is perfectly proportioned for city driving, and also offers a spacious and practical interior.

The 300-litre boot is among the largest in its class and there is an abundance of storage compartments, including in the central console, glove box and central armrest. The semi-high seats make for easy access and give occupants a commanding view of their surroundings.

OFFERING NEW AUTOMOTIVE EXPERIENCES

The new CitroŽn C3 retains the unique Zenith windscreen - a standout feature of the model - which provides best-in-segment visibility and is a true technological feat for a whole new driving experience. The Zenith windscreen increases the upward field of vision for front passengers by 80į and combines with ultra-slim pillars to give a panoramic view of the road ahead. The screen also provides solar protection at the top, which gradually merges into clear glass for an optimum field of vision.

Engineered for comfort on the road, with a cabin that is well insulated against external noise and vibration, the new CitroŽn C3 is even available with an integrated air freshener that gives all occupants a real sense of well-being.

For added user convenience, the new CitroŽn C3 is available with a reversing camera and parking sensors, together with equipment such as an RD4 MP3 audio system, Connecting Box (Bluetoothģ hands-free kit, jack plug and USB socket), eMyWay navigation and a powerful HiFi Systemģ.

IMPRESSIVE & EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE

At ease in the city or out on the open road, the new C3 offers well-balanced road manners, closely controlled kerb weight, optimised drag of only 0.30 and a range of responsive and efficient engines.

The new C3 can be powered by CitroŽn’s new-generation PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines with a 1.0 or 1.2-litre capacity. Lively and responsive to drive, but fuel and CO2 efficient, some 52 patents were filed in the development of the new engines to help bring down weight and bulk, optimise combustion and reduce friction with the aim of improving fuel and CO2 efficiency by around 25%.

The VTi 68 and VTi 82 PureTech engines achieve impressively low fuel consumption, between 62.8 and 65.7mpg, and CO2 emissions between 99 and 104g/km. A VTi 120 engine is also available with a manual or automatic gearbox.

In addition, the new CitroŽn C3 will be available in the UK with four diesel engines - HDi 70, e-HDi 70, HDi 90 and e-HDi 115. The three powerplants with the brand’s micro-hybrid e-HDi technology boast the most efficient Stop & Start system on the market with some of the best fuel efficiency and lowest CO2 emissions in the class - from as low as 87 g/km.

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