Citroën Ireland have announced details of their new B-Segment, C3 facelift which will arrive in Ireland this July for the 202-plate change. In Ireland the C3 was the brands best-selling model for Citroën in 2019, accounting for 21% of all passenger car sales. Order books for the new C3 will open in June with first vehicles arriving in Ireland in July. Prices and specifications will be announced in late April
This third generation C3 hatchback has its own distinct design and personality, giving the customer various colour customisation options, colour changeable Air-Bumps, numerous roof colours and a range of alloy wheel options. This latest C3 increases the number of colour customisation options available from 36 to 97 combinations by introducing new body colours, roof combinations, wing mirror casings and coloured inserts on the fog lights and the Airbumpsurround. New 16" and 17" wheels also add to the new C3’s menu.
The 2020 facelifted C3 wears its Citroën face, the front grille showcasing the chevron badge, while a new chrome strip extends upwards into LED daytime running lights to form a new front-end design. Newly designed headlamps come with LED technology on all trim levels for the first time.
On the inside, the C3 gains two new optional interior colour choices and enhanced technology thanks to an intuitive 7’’ touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Advanced Comfort Seats, which are part of the Citroën Advanced Comfort programme and previously seen on the new C5 Aircross SUV and C4 Cactus are now available for the first time on the new C3. These seats provide increased comfort with padding, lumbar support and a 15mm surface foam for softness.
Safety equipment ion the C3 includes 12 driving aids such as,
· Front parking sensors
· Keyless entry and start
· Hill start assist
· Active safety brake
· Road sign recognition
· Auto dimming full beam headlights
· Citroën ConnectedCAM,
Citroën’s factory fitted dashcam comes with a wide 120° full HD lens, 16 GB internal memory and all recording is automatically activated and saved. In the event of an accident, ConnectedCAM automatically saves thirty seconds of footage before impact and one minute thereafter. It is worth noting that with this feature, Aviva Ireland offer C3 customers a 10% insurance discount on their annual premium.
Standing at 3.99 meters high, 1.75 meters wide and 1.47 meters high the dimensions of the new C3 are much the same as the outgoing model and includes a 10.7 metre turning circle.
Consistent with the current line up range of engines, the C3 will be available in both Petrol and Diesel, with further transmission combinations added, such as the PureTech petrol 110hp engine matched to an EAT6 automatic transmission or coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Pat Ryan Managing Director of Citroën Ireland commented “Following a strong January performance which saw our passenger car volume increase by over 67% we are delighted at the timing of the new C3 which will boost our momentum even further. The new C3 offers a unique look, a new front-end identity, more customisation and enhanced comfort and technology to benefit the everyday user. Our brand slogan is “Inspired By You" and with 97 colour customisation features available on the new C3 this is very much true as each customer can individually pick a colour combination to best express themselves.”
For more information see citroen.ie