Luke Wilkinson 2019-08-22 12:51
The Citroen C3 supermini range has been revised in response to increased customer demand for upmarket models
Citroen has simplified the C3 range, reducing the number of trim levels from six to three. The revised C3 range will go on sale this October, priced from £15,860 for the entry-level Feel model and climbing to £20,145 for the range-topping Flair Plus variant.
Since the C3’s launch in January 2017, Citroen has sold more than 42,000 examples in the UK – 62 per cent of which were specced in the outgoing high-end Flair and Flair Nav Edition trim levels. As such, Citroen has restructured the C3 range with emphasis on the car’s more popular high-spec features.
The old entry-level Citroen C3 Touch has been discontinued. Citroen’s Feel trim replaces it, coming as standard with a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, a lane departure warning system, automatic air-conditioning and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Citroen’s Origins specification now acts as the sole mid-range model, priced at £17,160. It adds a contrasting black roof, black plastic body mouldings and unique interior trim, as well as active safety braking, rear parking sensors and Citroen’s Connect Nav sat-nav system, which offers real-time traffic updates and a three-year subscription to TomTom live.
The range-topping C3 Flair Plus replaces the old Flair and Flair Nav Edition models. Prices start from £17,625, with additions including a leather steering wheel, reversing camera, rear privacy glass and red interior trim.
As with the current Citroen C3, buyers have their choice of three engines. A turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine is available in two states of tune, with the entry-level variant producing 82bhp and 118Nm of torque and the more potent version providing 108bhp and 205Nm.
A single 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel is also available, with 100bhp and 250Nm of torque. All three engines come with a manual gearbox as standard, although the C3 Flair Plus diesel can be specced with a six-speed automatic transmission for an extra £1,220.
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