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Citroen C3 : Cost Cutting Product Review with Positives, Negatives

Citroen C3 : Cost Cutting Product Review with Positives, Negatives

Here is Citroen C3 with Positives and Negatives Explained. A Saga of Cost Cutting with lot many silent cuts is what C3 all about


Citroen C3

Citrone is all set to launch C3 in July 2022 in Indian Market. The Car key USP is Funky Styling, SUV'ish looks, Raised Ground Clearance yet ease like of hatchback. In terms of Specs

Citroen C3 Specs Dimensions
Length 3981 mm
Width 1733 mm
Height 1606 mm
Boot 315 Litre
Wheelbase 2540 mm
Wheels 14 & 15 Inch
Ground Clearance 180 mm

To make it easy for you in terms of Pros and Cons so as to decide about the car


Citroen C3 Positives

  • Looks Stylish with differentiating road presence
  • Thanks to longer 2540 mm wheelbase Good Space in Rear Seat with deep 315 Litre Boot Space
  • Wheel Arch Cladding, Frontal Design delivers a Rugged Car Look
  • Decent Fit and Finish and decent Ergonomics 
    10 Inch Infotainment system experience in top of line model is good with wireless android auto & apple car play
  • Ingress and Egress is good with good legroom but best suited for 2 adults and 1 kid
  • Suspension Dynamics are what a strength of Citroen. Ride Quality is top notch and Comfort is at itrs best in terms of Ride.


Citroen C3 Negatives

  • No Electric ORVM in even top of line Model – which is a glare miss
  • Plastic Based Chrome Front Grille
  • No Rear Wash Wiper in even top Model - 
  • No Alloy Wheels in even top of line
  • Flush Type Door Handles which feels outdated
  • Reverse Parking Sensor – just 2 sensor (cost cutting is evident)
  • No Rear View Camera in even top of line
  • Hard touch plastic on dash layout
  • No Automatic Climate Control
  • Shocking no RPM in Instrument Cluster . Its shocking for Tachometer emission in Citroen C3
  • Fixed Headrest in both Front and Rear
  • Thicker A Pillar than most other cars - visibility can be slight challenging on corners
  • No Day and Night IRVM Mirror
  • Rear Seat Recline angle is relative upright with average under-thigh support
  • No 60:40 Split Seat on 2nd Row
  • Due to raised ground clearance, expect some amount of body roll is there as experienced by expert
  • Gearbox has some kind of notchiness to it as experienced by Experts during Media Driver


In terms of Performance, Engine

What to say. We suggest that you experience in

  • Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios first then Citroen C3 Naturally aspirated Petrol Engine
  • Tata Altroz iTurbo and Hyundai I20 Turbo first and then Citroen C3 Turbo 

check out the refinement, Engine Noise and Vibration Levels and Pickup - what more to say. Answer will come up instantly within 5 minutes of Drive of these cars


In terms of Service Network, Brand Positioning

Well - lot many questions related to Service Network and Brand Positioning of Citroen in India. From C5 Aircross ( a 40 Lakh Car) to C3 (under 10 Lakh) - well consumer are smart 


Overall View of Citroen C3: DONT BOOK BEFORE TEST DRIVING AND EXPERIENCING THIS CAR. As you may expect many surprises. Check out the cons and pros and then make a decision

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