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Finished in the optional Metallic Power Orange with the contrasting white roof and mirrors combination, the Citroen C3 is a striking looking car. Equipped in the Flair trim you benefit from a great level of specification all finished in a compact yet spacious body. On the exterior you will find the stylish 16 inch 'Matrix' alloys finished with a 2 tone design, dark tinted rear windows and the fantastic black AIRBUMP, which helps protect your car in local supermarket car parks from bumps and scratches. Around at the back of the vehicle you will find the rear parking sensors and a reversing camera, making parking an absolute breeze. The boot is a very generous 300 litres which can be expanded thanks to the split folding rear seats, increasing the cargo area to 922 liters which is more than expected for this size of vehicle. Found on the rear bench are Isofix anchoring points for younger children, with electronic child locks and electric rear windows for full piece of mind whilst out on the move. Into the front of the cabin and you are greeted with a minimalist design with a large 7 inch media screen with DAB, Bluetooth and Apple Carplay/Android Auto provided too. Within this display you can also access a few of the cars driving features which include Traffic Sign Recognition, Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems and Lighting Preferences with the Lane Departure Warning reserved with its own easily accessible button near the steering wheel. From the drivers seat, you benefit from a brilliant view of the road ahead with window and mirror controls located within a arms reach on the drivers door.
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Dark tinted rear windows, Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch, Electric rear windows + anti-pinch, Rear wiper
ABS with Electronic brakeforce distribution and Emergency braking assistance, Electronic stability control, Hill start assist function
Coffee Break Alert, Cruise control + speed limiter, Gear efficiency indicator, Lane departure warning system, Rear parking sensor, Reversing camera, Speed limit recognition and speed warning, Traffic sign recognition, Variable assistance power steering
7" colour touch screen, Citroen connected CAM with automatic lights and wipers, electrochrome rear view mirror, Exterior temperature display, Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto, Multi function on board trip computer, Rev counter
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Auxiliary input socket, Bluetooth hands free and media streaming with USB socket, Citroen connected DAB radio with 6 speakers, Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Exterior Body Features
Airbump coloured highlight, Body colour bumpers, Roof colour fog light surround, Wheel arch extensions
Front fog lights, Height adjustable halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights
Automatic air conditioning
12 volt socket in cabin, Front cupholders x 2, Height/reach adjust steering wheel, Lashing eyelets in boot, Luggage style interior door handles, Rear cupholder, Soft-touch plastic gear knob
Boot light, Front courtesy reading lights
Airbags - Driver/front passenger, front lateral and curtain, Drivers/passengers and rear seats unfastened seat belt warning, Electric child locks, Five 3 point inertia reel seat belts, Front seatbelt pretensioner, Tyre pressure monitor
2 rear isofix mounting points (outside seats), Front seatback pockets, Height adjustable driver's seat, Height adjustable front headrests, Split folding rear seats, Three height adjustable rear head restraints
Alarm, Immobiliser, Locking wheel nuts, Remote central locking + deadlocks
Driver and passenger's sun visor with courtesy mirror
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel
|Badge Engine CC:||1.2|
|Based On ID:||N|
|Coin Description:||PureTech 82|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||11E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||12|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||88|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||83|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||4|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||59|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||58|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||12|
|Service Interval Mileage:||16000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||60000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Noise Level dB(A):||68|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|Cylinders - Bore (mm):||75|
|Cylinders - Stroke (mm):||90.5|
|Engine Layout:||FRONT TRANSVERSE|
|Fuel Delivery:||MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION|
|Number of Valves:||12|
|EC Combined (mpg):||58.9|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||67.3|
|EC Urban (mpg):||48.7|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max:||6|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min:||5.5|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max:||6.7|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min:||6|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max:||5.3|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min:||4.8|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max:||6.8|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min:||6.3|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max:||5.6|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min:||5.2|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max:||46.6|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min:||51.5|
|WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max:||42|
|WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min:||47|
|WLTP - MPG - High - Max:||53.8|
|WLTP - MPG - High - Min:||59.4|
|WLTP - MPG - Low - Max:||41.4|
|WLTP - MPG - Low - Min:||44.8|
|WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max:||50.4|
|WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min:||54.8|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||13.2|
|Engine Power - BHP:||82|
|Engine Power - KW:||60|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||5750|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||87|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||12|
|Engine Torque - NM:||118|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||2750|
|Emissions Test Cycle:||NEDC Correlated|
|Tyre Size Front:||185/65 R16|
|Tyre Size Rear:||185/65 R16|
|Tyre Size Spare:||SPACE SAVER|
|Wheel Type:||16" ALLOY|
|Height (including roof rails):||N|
|Width (including mirrors):||2007|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||45|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||1550|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||922|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||300|
|Max. Loading Weight:||570|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||450|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:||450|
|No. of Seats:||5|
|Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:||10.9|
The improved version of Citroen's third generation C3 supermini is a crucial car for the French brand. Can it deliver? Jonathan Crouch checks it out
Citroen's third generation C3 supermini gets a wash 'n brush-up here, with a slightly smarter looks, comfier seats and extra personalisation options. It's still one of the most comfort-orientrated small cars you can buy too. Ultimately, there's nothing really revolutionary on offer here, but as a complete and highly personalisable package, it's desirably different.
Today to survive, Citroen must offer more than just sensible efficiency: the PSA Group has its Peugeot brand to deliver that. And its DS nameplate to offer a fashion-conscious premium option for those prepared to pay a little more. Which leaves Citroen needing to go back to being the kind of manufacturer it once was, fun, innovative and different. Which, at first glance at least, appears to be what's served up here with this improved version of the third generation C3 supermini. Over 750,000 MK3 C3 models have been sold since the car was launched in 2016 but there's tougher competition now, not least in the form of this car's in-house PSA Group supermini cousins, the MK2 Peugeot 208 and the latest 'F'-series Vauxhall Corsa. Unlike this this C3, those two contenders ride on the group's more modern CMP modular platform. The C3 plods on with the older PF1 chassis. Still, who cares about the oily bits? This car's smarter, comfier and far more customisable now. What's not to like?
Small French cars used to ride beautifully, grip tenaciously and flow from corner to corner with relaxed, unflustered motion. As, by and large, this one does. It may come as news to some motoring journalists but most supermini buyers don't routinely want to throw their cars about as if they were on stage from the RAC Rally. What most of them would prefer is a model that rolls the red carpet over the average appallingly surfaced British road. As, to a great extent, this one does. It's all down to the way that the fairly conventional suspension set-up has been tuned, though the downside of that is inevitably extra body roll through the bends. Stay with it though and you'll find that there's actually more grip and traction on offer than you might think. As for engines, well the PureTech three cylinder 1.2-litre unit is frugal and willing, while the 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesels are amongst the cleanest and most frugal engines of their kind in the industry. First up is the 1.2-litre petrol PureTech unit which offers either 83 or 110hp and delivers the same distinctive three cylinder thrum but accompanies it with pokier performance. The turbo 110hp variant gets a 6-speed manual gearbox and can be ordered with an optional EAT6 auto transmission. There's also a BlueHDi 100 diesel manual option with a 5-speed manual 'box.
The idea here is to offer supermini buyers a little more energy and personality - and that's broadly what's delivered. There's a lightly re-styled front end, with stylised changes inspired by the brand's recent 'CXPERIENCE' concept car that are supposed to accentuate your perception of the height of the bonnet. Not sure about that, but we like the smarter headlamps which now feature LED beams. In profile, you might notice the fresh rear quarter panel patterns. And the fact that the distinctive side lower 'Airbump' panels have been re-styled and, dependent on version, there are wheel arch extensions and larger 17-inch wheels. At 3.99m in length, this car remains slightly smaller than some of its rivals, but it's more interesting to look at and Citroen promises that it will now be far more customisable to buyer preference too. Inside, the main change is the installation of the more supportive Advanced Comfort seats we first saw in the MK2 version of the larger C4 Cactus, which claim to offer 'armchair-like' comfort that's emphasised by the addition of an armrest on the driver's side. There's also a cleverer new central storage area. And a smarter 'glossy appearance' for the 7-inch centre-dash infotainment touchscreen, which now gets a 'rib' at the bottom to rest your finger on between monitor jabs. As you'd expect, this display incorporates voice recognition, Bluetooth, a DAB tuner and 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. Plus you can have it with Citroen's Connect Nav GPS system. Plus there's a 'TomTom Live Traffic' feature which provides real time traffic information and information on fuel stations, carparks and weather along your route. Otherwise, things are much as before. Citroen says that it's drawn inspiration from travel and home interior design to create an interior that aims to feel like an extension of the driver's home. The perception of space is heightened by the horizontal dashboard, which runs across the whole width of the vehicle. The design of the interior trim and the shape of the chrome-finished air vents also combine to enhance the perception of width. Customers get a choice of cabin finishes and you can also have a panoramic sunroof that fills the cabin with natural light. The rear seat isn't especially big by supermini standards, but it'd be fine for a couple of kids. Out back, there's a decently-sized 300-litre boot.
Pricing is a little higher than it used to be because Citroen no longer offers entry-level 'Touch' trim in our market. That means a price range which now spans the £16,500 to £25,000 bracket. There's a choice of three trim levels - 'Feel', 'Origins' and 'Flair Plus'. Potential buyers will need to make sure that they leave some budget aside for personalisation. Thanks to changes made to the way that you can specify this revised model, this is now the most customisable supermini in its segment, with the number of visual spec combinations increasing from 36 to 97. This includes fresh body colours and bi-tone choices (incorporating the roof, door mirrors and the rear quarter panel trim), plus new coloured inserts around the fog lights and the Airbump panels, as well as new graphic trims decorating the roof for a more distinctive pavement presentation. There are seven body colours, four 'Colour Packs' and three roof decor options, plus you can now specify bigger 17-inch 'Vector' alloy wheels. Inside, there's now the option of a 'Techwood ambiance' pack with 'lightwood' trim, soft-touch materials and special stitching. Equipment levels remain pretty generous. Even base 'Feel' trim gets you 16-inch 'Matrix' alloy wheels, MirrorScreen smartphone-mirroring with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Lane Departure Warning, automatic air-conditioning, a 7-inch colour touchscreen and a choice of up to four optional roof colours. Plus there are some really clever optional touches. Of these, our favourite is the 'ConnectedCAM Citroen' system. Here, you get a forward-facing two-megapixel, GPS-enabled camera mounted in the rear-view mirror. It's there for two reasons; sensibility and fun. The 'sense' bit lies in its capability to record any traffic incidents or accidents, since it activates in an impact and stores the preceding 30 seconds and following 60 seconds. However, there's a fun purpose too, given that the driver can also click a button to safely take exterior photos or videos of the view through the windscreen and then share this content through social networks.
Almost every fashionable type of technology has been thrown at this car to drive its running costs down and, as you'd expect, the best returns can be achieved from the BlueHDi diesel model. Most will choose a petrol model though. The PureTech 82 variant manages up to 51.5mpg and 10-8g/km. And for the PureTech 110, it's up to 49.8mpg and up to 106g/km. Enough on engine efficiency. What about other financial considerations? Well, regular service intervals come round every 16,000 miles or 12 months, depending on which comes sooner. For many supermini owners, this will mean a visit to a dealer once a year and there are plenty of Citroen outlets to choose from, so you should never be too far from one. So you can budget ahead, the French maker offers its 'Citroen Maintenance' scheme that lets you pay either a one-off fee or monthly instalments to cover the cost of the routine upkeep of your car for as long as three years and 35,000 miles.
As superminis go, this improved C3 isn't an orthodox choice, but then that's part of its appeal. In time honoured Citroen fashion, a C3 is just that little bit different, with smart, slightly quirky looks and some fun aesthetic options if you want them. Of course, there'll be lots of people who just won't get what this car is trying to be. After all, there isn't really any need for Crossover cues on supermini. You can probably survive a trip to the supermarket without the protection of Airbump side panels. And will your friends really want 'ConnectedCAM' pictures of your journey to the gym on their Twitter feeds? Probably not. If you're tempted to take this perspective, then you'd probably be better off considering another contender in this class, a supermini that might well be better to drive and more spacious inside than this one. But also a car that might well feel bland and boring after experience with this Citroen. All of which leaves us.. Well where? From an objective point of view, this C3 isn't the best car in the class. Subjectively, though, you could easily argue that there's nothing in this segment to touch it. It all depends on how you view the automotive world. We think this C3 makes it a brighter place.
Citroen's third generation C3 supermini strikes a chord with June Neary
Citroen's supermini, the C3, is a mass of appealing contradictions. It's compact, yet practical and roomy. It's affordable, yet feels of high quality. It's refined on longer journeys, yet well-suited to the town. Other small cars may be more engaging to drive but in its latest more characterful MK3 model form, you could well find this one to be more engaging to own.
Every modern car ought to have a unique selling point but sadly so few of them do. This one looks and feels different, with features like what Citroen calls 'Airbump' side panels - black plastic strips with air-filled bumps that look individual and create a scratch-proof surface to guard the bodywork from minor scratches and dents. These are supposed to shield the side of the car from supermarket trolley scrapes. It looks good at the front, where there's the distinctive two-tier front light signature we first saw on the current C4 Picasso. Double chrome strips extend from the double-chevron badge and go all the way across to slick LED daytime running lights. In profile, the black windscreen pillars and floating roof aim to accentuate the more dynamic shape. There's a deliberately high bonnet line, short overhangs, 3D rear lights and wheelarches fitted with extensions for a crossover-style look. Inside, Citroen says that it's drawn inspiration from travel and home interior design to create an interior that aims to feel like an extension of the driver's home. I'm not sure about that. My home looks nothing like his. Still, the perception of space is heightened by the horizontal dashboard, which runs across the whole width of the vehicle. The design of the interior trim and the shape of the chrome-finished air vents also combine to enhance the perception of width. Customers get a choice of cabin finishes and you can also have a panoramic sunroof that fills the cabin with natural light. Out back, there's a decently-sized 300-litre boot
Small French cars used to ride beautifully, grip tenaciously and flow from corner to corner with relaxed, unflustered motion. As this one does. It may come as news to some motoring journalists but most supermini buyers don't routinely want to throw their cars about as if they were on stage from the RAC Rally. What most of them would prefer is a car that rolls the red carpet over the average appallingly surfaced British road. As this one does. The trick, which Citroen hasn't always mastered, is to offer this without inducing the kind of bodyroll and handling woollyness that removes any element of enjoyment from the driving experience altogether. In this respect, this impressively refined C3 is a step forward from its predecessor: a Fiesta rolls less and will still offer more fun, but this is the car I'd prefer to live with day-in, day-out, though on longer trips, the seats could do with a little more support. On the open road, you might also wish the power steering had a bit more feel, but it comes into its own around town, where you appreciate the light gearbox and clutch as much as the tight turning circle that will help owners out of many a tight spot, as will a good field of vision around the car helped by the low window line. And on the engine front? First up at the bottom of the range is a 1.0-litre 68bhp unit that needs to be revved quite hard if you're to get anywhere near the quoted performance figures. Much better is the 1.2-litre version of this unit which offers either 82 or 110bhp and delivers the same distinctive three cylinder thrum but accompanies it with pokier performance. It also gives you the option of the brand's ETG semi-automatic gearbox. As for the BlueHDi diesel options, well there are two main ones. Most potential buyers will be looking at the 75bhp variant but a 100bhp version of this frugal unit is also offered.
List pricing suggests that you'll be paying in the £11,000 to £17,000 bracket for your C3. That's par for the course amongst superminis, but of course Citroen dealers are well renowned for their readiness to sharpen their pencils. There's a choice of three trim levels - 'Touch', 'Feel' and 'Flair'. Potential buyers will need to make sure that they leave some budget aside for personalisation. There's a choice of four cabin finishes - Citroen calls them 'moods' - plus there are some really clever optional touches. Of these, my favourite is the 'ConnectedCAM Citroen' system. Here, you get a forward-facing two-megapixel, GPS-enabled camera mounted in the rear-view mirror. It's there for two reasons; sensibility and fun. The 'sense' bit lies in its capability to record any traffic incidents or accidents, since it activates in an impact and stores the preceding 30 seconds and following 60 seconds. However, there's a fun purpose too, given that the driver can also click a button to safely take exterior photos or videos of the view through the windscreen and then share this content through social networks. I also like the Citroen Connect Nav system that comes with a 7-inch touchscreen and ties into connected services like TomTom traffic. This display also incorporates Mirror Screen technology which enables owners to you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems to link in their smartphones and use selected apps on the move.
As superminis go, the C3 isn't an orthodox one. In time honoured Citroen fashion, it's just that little bit different, with smart, slightly quirky looks and those curious 'air bump' side panels. Instead of adopting the 'little big car' approach favoured by many rivals and ending up feeling like a scaled down family hatchback, the C3 manages the same thing in a cleverer, more compact package by simply making better use of the space it has to offer. Citroen's MPV expertise doubtless helps here. What it lacks in driving dynamism, it makes up for in quality, refinement and a cosseting ride. Indeed, I can think of few sensibly-sized small cars better suited to urban motoring than this one. Overall then, the C3 is an often-overlooked but strong contender in the supermini marketplace. Best of all perhaps, it's a car that's distinctively Citroen.
Mrs J Strachan-O'Donnell - 05/10/19, owner of a Citroen C3 Aircross C3 Hatchback 1.2 PureTech 110 Flair 5dr [6 speed]
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