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Tuesday 24 October 2017

New Citroen C3 a step up

Citroen C3
Citroen C3

THE new CITROËN C3, which strengthens and enhances the qualities of its predecessor, is now available in Ireland.

The result is even more C3 with new assets to win over customers! The new CITROËN C3, launched just in time for the new July 132 registration, will extend the success of the Brand's leading model, which has sold in nearly 3 million units since 2002.

The new CITROËN C3 brings motorists even more C3, with more efficient engines with CO2 emissions as low as 87g/km, including the new PureTech petrol powerplants brings 37% cut in fuel consumption on the VTi68 version.

The exterior styling of the new C3 denotes creativity at the service of well-being. The new model is soft by its curves and dynamic by its flowing, taut lines. The front end gets a new "smile" with restaged Brand chevrons and bumper-mounted LED daytime running lights, providing a steelier gaze and extra expressiveness.

The new C3 is one of the most compact vehicles in its segment. At 3.94 m long and 1.71 m wide with a 10.8 m turning circle, it is perfectly dimensioned for city driving.The compact exterior hides a spacious interior. The new CITROËN C3 boasts a generously sized cabin, a 300 litre boot (among the largest in the category) and a plethora of storage compartments (central console, glove box, central armrest, etc.). The semi-high seats make access easy and give passengers a commanding view of their surroundings, as part of an approach focused on comfort and safety.

The new C3 also benefits from all of the Brand's expertise in comfort. It brings all occupants real well-being through a soft ride, acoustic and vibration comfort, and the visual and olfactory comfort afforded respectively by the openness of the generous glazed surfaces and the scented air freshener.

The new C3 is powered by the new-generation PureTech petrol engines, with 3 cylinders and a 1 or 1.2 litre capacity. These powerplants are economical on fuel and CO2 emissions but extremely lively in use. Some 52 patents were filed in the development of the new engine generation in order to bring down weight and bulk, optimise combustion and reduce friction, the aim being to cut fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by around 25% while making the powerplants more responsive. In short, the PureTech engines provide excellent performance with no detriment to pleasure. The VTi 68 and VTi 82 engines achieve remarkably low fuel consumption, between 4.3 and 4.5 l/100 km, and CO2 emissions, between 99 and 104 g/km.

It is available in diesel engines, including the HDi 70 manual and e-HDi 70 EGS, with micro-hybrid e-HDi technology boast the most efficient Stop&Start system on the market. The new C3 has some of the lowest fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in its category, at as low as 87 g/km.

Wexford People