India-bound Citroen C3 compact SUV’s exterior design revealed in scale model images- Technology Information, Gadgetclock
OverdriveMight 20, 2021 12:50:09 IST
Citroen is ready to ramp up its India operation considerably this yr, with its vary of closely localised fashions from its C-Cubed program. The primary of those is predicted to be a compact SUV, the exterior design of which appears to have been leaked by these pictures of the SUV’s scale fashions. Mentioned to be named the Citroen C3, the compact SUV ought to be launched in India someday this yr. Though, the second COVID-19 wave might delay proceedings. The India-spec Citroen C3 shall be considerably completely different from the European model, as these pictures counsel.
The geometric styling stays and appears to have been closely influenced by that of the C5 Aircross. So, there’s a related break up headlamp setup with the built-in chevrons however with the brand new ‘X’ LED lighting motifs seen on vehicles just like the C4. The Citroen C3 options a big rectangular grille and an intricately stylised air dam under it with silver and orange highlights.
In profile, the sub-four-metre size is kind of obvious and there’s that barely upright look and the straight C-pillar that’s fairly frequent in the model’s vehicles. The ‘Airbumps’ make an look right here, too, whereas there are dual-tone alloy wheels as properly. The rear seems to be easy with a rounded boot lid, compact LED highlighted taillamps and a silver skid plate on the bumpers.
The Citroen C3 is predicted to be primarily based on a closely localised structure, presumably a improvement of Groupe PSA’s (now Stellantis) PF1 platform. There shall be no diesel engine choices in this phase from Citroen however the Puretech 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol will be anticipated with round 110 hp and 205 Nm. This engine is prone to be paired with a six-speed handbook or the EAT6 six-speed torque converter computerized. Decrease-spec variations may even get the naturally aspirated 83 hp model of this engine.
The interiors of the upcoming Citroen C3 have not been seen but, however they need to carry the marginally quirky, layered dashboard and the deep-set instrumentation and eight-inch infotainment display screen from the C5 Aircross. Some type of Citroen’s specifically padded seats and the ‘hydraulic cushions’ for the suspension ought to be seen right here as properly. Different options ought to be in line with the phase with a sunroof, related automotive tech, local weather management, LED lighting and extra.
Citroen India has confirmed that the primary of its tailored-for-India C-Cubed choices will debut this yr. The model will make its world debut right here earlier than occurring sale in the nation and different elements of the world. This shall be adopted by extra choices primarily based on the identical structure. As for pricing, the Citroen C3 will be anticipated to compete on the premium finish of the sub-four-metre SUV phase and rival the Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue, with costs anticipated to vary from Rs 8 to 14 lakh (ex-showroom).