Nipped-and-tucked Citroën C3 priced slapped

Charl Bosch

Visual updates to the Citroën C3 are tiny.

Updates exterior are tiny however the collection of powertrains stay unchanged.

Unveiled internationally correct over a year ago, the South African arm of Stellantis has divulged pricing and spec most fundamental aspects of the facelift Citroën C3.

Most likely to be joined later by the C3 Aircross up to this point last month, the exterior tweaks replicate these of the Europea  model and comprises redesigned Airbumps with a silver as one more of red surround, wider wheel arches, the same grille as the CXperience belief and nonetheless fog light surrounds.

Citroën C3 high survey

Within, the local market C3 remains unchanged from the pre-facelift model as Citroën has opted now not to raise the Techwood imitation picket veneer to South Africa. The so-called Developed Comfort seats and extra sound deadening materials obtain nonetheless been incorporated.

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As before, two edifying ranges are equipped with spec in the entry-stage Feel consisting of:

  • 15-lumber steel wheels with faux alloy covers;
  • electric mirrors;
  • body colored door handles;
  • 5-lumber display with Bluetooth and USB;
  • electric entrance windows;
  • automatic air-conditioning;
  • cruise defend an eye on;
  • six-speaker sound map;
  • Proceed Restrict Recognition;
  • auto lock/unlock doorways;
  • high adjustable driver’s seat;
  • Hill Delivery Abet;
  • Lane Departure Warning;
  • multi-feature leather wrapped guidance wheel;
  • tyre stress notice;
  • Driver Consideration Alert

Constructing on these, the smash-spec Shine swaps the talked about display for a seven-lumber touchscreen infotainment map with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while additionally receiving:

  • 16-lumber alloy wheels;
  • rear electric windows;
  • folding electric mirrors;
  • the talked about Airbumps;
  • auto levelling on/off educate-me-residence headlights;
  • rear parking sensors;
  • entrance fog lamps

The collection of spec stage is mirrored by the powerunits where two versions of the familiar 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine is but all all over again equipped; the 60kW/118Nm customarily aspirated unit in the Feel mated to a 5-bustle manual gearbox, and the turbocharged 81kW/205Nm mill paired to a six-bustle automatic in the Shine.

Citroën C3 interior

In accordance to Citroën, the Feel will win from 0-100 km/h in 13.2 seconds and high out at 169 km/h, while the Shine will complete the benchmark crawl in 9.4 seconds and reach a V-max of 194 km/h. Claimed gasoline consumption is 5.7 L/100 km and six-litres per 100 km respectively.

Integrated in both devices’ decal mark is a 5 year/100 000 km guarantee as smartly as a three year/60 000 km carrier thought with the Feel priced at R269 900 and the Shine at R324 900.

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