French car manufacturer Citroen launched their first product C5 Aircross SUV in the market this year. The C5 is priced quite expensively due to various reasons but, as promised Citroen has already started working on their new products and the next SUV to hit Indian market is a C3 compact SUV. The SUV was recently unveiled to the audience. This is a compact SUV which will compete with the likes of Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and other SUVs in this segment. Citroen has showcased the car and it is expected to be launched in the market in the first half of 2022. Citroen has now released a new TVC for this upcoming compact SUV.
The video has been shared by Citroen India on their YouTube channel. The video shows how the exterior and interior of the upcoming Citroen C3 SUV is going to look like. Citreon C3 SUV will be the first product to be launched in India under the brand’s C cube programme. Under this programme, Citroen will be developing new models that are targeted for specific markets. All the models produced under this programme will be first launched in India first.
The Citreon C3 has a very unique design to it. It gets Citroen’s signature front grille with logo integrated in it. There are two LED DRLs and the headlamps are placed between the DRLs. It has a design that is similar to what we saw in it bigger sibling C5 Aircross. The rounded design with thick body cladding and contrasting colour inserts give it a unique look.
The C3 compact SUV is based on CMP or Common Modular Platform. This platform is quite flexible and can support different body styles on it. The Citroen C3 compact SUV is 3.98 metres long and offers a ground clearance of 180 mm which would be sufficient for Indian driving conditions. Overall, the design of C3 looks vibrant and young and the same can be said about the interiors as well. In this video, the car gets an orange coloured thick strip running across the dashboard. The colour of this strip is likely to change depending up on the exterior shade.
Other than this, it gets floating type touchscreen infotainment screen, chunky looking steering wheel with control switches on it. The instrument cluster is expected to be digital unit as well. The AC switches and buttons are also seen in the video. Overall, the cabin looks simple and vibrant. Coming to the engine option, Citroen will be offering the C3 compact SUV with a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Power and torque figures of this engine are currently not known but, it is expected to generate around 100 Ps. The engine is expected to come with a manual or an automatic transmission option. Citroen will not be offering a diesel engine option with this compact SUV. Unlike Citroen C5 Aircross which is sold as a CKD, C3 Aircross will be manufactured in India. What this means is that the price is going to be quite competitive.