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Citroën hopes to build on sales success with new C3

Citroen C3 2020

Citroën has unveiled the new C3 hoping to build on the success of its outgoing car, its best-selling model.

New Citroën C3 comes with either a 3-cylinder PureTech 83 petrol (PureTech 83 S&S 5-speed manual), 110 (PureTech 110 S&S 6-speed manual gearbox) or  a Diesel BlueHDi 100 (BlueHDi 100 S&S 5-speed manual gearbox).

New C3 is also available with the EAT6 automatic gearbox (PureTech 110 S&S EAT6 Auto).

No CO2 emissions data has yet been published for the new model, which will open for orders in the UK in April, with deliveries starting in June.

The new Citroën C3 is the most customisable hatch in the segment, says the manufacturer, with 97 exterior combinations available, including four colour packs and four roof colours.

There are seven body colours, including two new colours – Elixir Red and Spring Blue – in addition to the colours that are already well known (Perla Nera Black, Cumulus Grey, Platinum Grey, Soft Sand, Polar White).

Citroën C3 also introduces the new 17-inch ‘Vector’ alloy wheels.

New C3 also offers drivers access to 11 driver assistance technologies, including front parking sensors, and connected services: Connect Assist, Connect Nav and Connect Play.

Connect Assist allows you to connect the brand’s My Citroën app to the vehicle, thus have access to vehicle data such as driving range, parking location, mileage, next service.

New C3 highlights the technology with its 7-inch touchscreen, incorporating all the functions intuitively. Located in the centre of the dashboard, this panoramic capacitive screen has a new ‘glossy appearance’ for a more technological look.

The Connect Nav touchscreen can also be controlled by voice recognition and allows customers to interact with the navigation, telephone and radio.

TomTom Live Traffic provides real-time traffic information so that you can find the best route. The location and prices of fuel at service stations and of car parks, weather information and local search for points of interest are also shown.

There is also a free three-year subscription to visual and sound reporting of speed cameras and danger zones (according to current legislation in the countries).

Meanwhile, the Mirror Screen technology compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allows a smartphone to be easily connected. The driver can then find his/her multimedia content directly and control the smartphone and compatible apps from the touchscreen tablet on the dashboard. In order to guarantee driver safety, only driving functionalities are accessible.

There is also an integrated connected camera making it possible to capture images or videos (up to 20 seconds) and post them on social networks via the free Connected CAM Citroën app, or to keep them for private use.

With a wide 120° angle, full HD, 2 million pixels, GPS and 16 GB internal memory, it can also be useful for the driver after a road traffic incident, to provide evidence. In the event of an impact, recording is automatically activated, and allows you to save 90 seconds of footage during the incident (30 seconds before and 60 seconds after contact took place).

There is also a generous boot volume of 300-litres.

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