The new Citroën C3 is breath of fresh air in super-mini segment

Motoring Correspondent


Motoring Correspondent

The new Citroën C3 is breath of fresh air in super-mini segment

Citroën C3

The New Citroën C3, which offers a breath of fresh air to the super-mini segment is now available to order in Ireland.

Starting at just €15,490 the New Citroën C3 is set to shake-up the market with its highly customisable character and the very latest automotivetechnologies, including a world premiere for ConnectedCAM Citroën™, an on-board HDcamera that allows drivers to share their road-trip photos and videos directly with friends and family.

The New Citroën C3 is everything you would expect a modern Citroën to be – colourful, stylish, brimming with new technologies, supremely comfortable and with a bold, fun-loving personality. The New Citroën C3 is available to order in Ireland now with pricing starting from just €15,490.

The new C3 comes with a choice of three generously equipped trim levels, Touch, Feel and Flair, meaning it’s easy to find your perfect match!

Starting at just €15,490, the Touch Trim includes a very high level of standard equipment including features such as a USB socket for media streaming & Bluetooth handsfree, safety features including Lane Departure warning and coffee break alert, as well as comfort features including cruise control and power steering.

Stepping up to Feel Trim, from €16,990, brings added styling features such as 16-inch alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights; more intelligent and useful technology including Mirror Screen with Apple Car Play and a 7-inch touch screen; and the added comfort of automatic air conditioning.

In addition, for the Irish launch customers can avail of a free Style Pack worth €500 bringing the distinctive Airbump® and Bi-Tone roof to the Feel trim level. When a vehicle has a bi-tone roof other body colour touches are applied.  The door mirrors match the colour of the roof, the foglight surrounds also match the roof colour and when a Sport Red or Opal White roof is selected a matching colour highlight appears on the Airbump®, when a black roof is selected a white highlight appears on the Airbump®.

The top of the range Flair starts from €18,990 brings even more extras including; Black Airbumps as standard, 17-inch alloy wheels, ConnectedCAM Citroën™, automatic lights & windscreen wipers, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. ConnectedCAM Citroën™ uses a fully integrated camera, located behind the rear view mirror, to capture images and video that can instantly be shared on social media channels, or saved as evidence in the event of an accident.

The New Citroën C3 now offers even more options that improve the driving experience including voice controlled 3D navigation, a reversing camera, keyless entry and start and blind-spot monitoring.

Finally, the efficient, high-performance powertrain options continue the technological theme with PureTech petrol and BlueHDi Diesel Euro 6 engines as well as the latest generation EAT6 fully automatic gearbox available as part of the range. With this engine line-up sales of petrol engines are expected to increase on the New C3.

The PureTech family of three-cylinder petrol engines represents a real technological breakthrough for the modern petrol engine, and has won the International Engine of the Year in 2015 and 2016.  Compact dimensions, low weight and innovative low friction materials allow PureTech engines to deliver more power, exceptional driving characteristics and incredibly low emissions.

Managing Director, Chris Graham, Citroën Ireland commented, “The New Citroën C3 is the most significant launch for Citroën in Ireland in the past six years, offering a stand-out new option for customers in the B-hatchback segment. We are very excited about the potential of the New C3, offering such a high level of technology and a host of stylish options at a competitive price, we expect it to attract many new customers to the Citroën showrooms. This one is a real show stopper, so I would encourage customers to contact their local dealership so they can be one of the first to test drive this impressive New C3.”