The Citroen C3 hatchback was initially offered in two varieties, Feel and Live, when it was debuted in India in the middle of last year. The Live trim had a starting price of Rs. 5.71 lakh, and the highest-specified Feel trim cost Rs. 8.06 lakh (ex-showroom). Pricing increased in January 2023.
The Shine, a new top-of-the-line model, was added by the corporation last month. Additionally, there are four other variations of this new variant available: Shine, Shine Vibe Pack, Shine Dual-tone, and Shine Dual-tone with Vibe Pack. But at that time, there was only the 1.2-liter, naturally aspirated petrol engine available. Citroen has just disclosed the Shine Turbo versions’ starting costs.
The cheapest Citroen C3 is the Turbo Shine Variant 1.2 NA C3 Shine, which costs Rs 7.60 lakh. The most expensive models are the Vibe Pack and dual-tone Citroen C3 Shines, which cost Rs 7.72 lakh and Rs 7.75 lakh, respectively. The cost of the Citroen C3 Shine dual-tone with Vibe Pack model is Rs 7.87 lakh.
In terms of turbo versions, the C3 Feel Dual Tone costs Rs. 8.28 lakh, while the Feel turbo Vibe Pack costs Rs. 8.43 lakh. Priced at Rs. 8.8 lakh for the entry-level Shine Turbo DT and Rs. 8.92 lakh for the top-of-the-line Shine Turbo DT with Vibe Pack, respectively. All costs are ex-showroom.
“We are pleased to launch the new Gen III Puretech 110 Turbo engine now with advanced safety features, which will delight owners with its practicality and performance for city and highway commutes,” continued Saurabh Vatsa, Brand Head, Citroen India. With this latest generation turbo engine compliance with BS6 Phase II, the C3 Turbo will continue to be in great demand and satisfy consumers as it has in the past. consumers will continue to enjoy the high performance & responsive motor for an exhilarating driving experience. This hatchback with a twist is a highly alluring and convincing combination, especially with the new Shine version and My Citroen Connect software included.
Updates to Citroen C3 Shine’s Features
Nine new functions have been added to this new B-Hatchback, some of which are not available on the Feel and Live trims. Among them are 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, electrically adjustable ORVMs, a rear parking camera, front fog lamps, rear skid plates, a rear wiper and washer, and a rear defogger.
The C3 Shine now appeals to a younger demographic of purchasers in the nation thanks to the My Citroen Connect app, which is included in the Citroen connection 1.0 Plan and offers about 35 connection options. In terms of safety, C3’s equipment has experienced an improvement as a result of the update.
In addition to dual airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS, and EBD, it now boasts technologies like hill-hold control, electronic stability control, engine auto start/stop, and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Similar to the other variants, the Citroen C3 Shine is available for purchase through the company’s “La Maison Citroen phygital showroom,” and reservations can also be made online through the Citroen India website.
Engine specs for the Citroen C3 Shine
The Citroen C3 range now complies with BS 6 Phase II and RDE. A 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with 82 horsepower and 115 Nm of torque with a 5-speed manual transmission provides the vehicle’s power. The engine has a turbocharger and produces 109 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque when coupled to a six-speed gearbox.
The Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, and the soon-to-be-released Hyundai Exter are competitors of the Citroen C3. With these new capabilities available, the C3 Shine will be in a better position to compete with its rivals.
The French automaker’s sales increased by 3775 percent YoY to 2,015 units in March 2023, according to the firm. Comparatively, 52 units were sold in March 2022 when the company’s only offering was the C5 Aircross. After the new C3 and eC3 models were added to the company’s lineup in February 2023, MoM sales increased by 514 percent from 328 units sold. 1,075 Citroen C3 vehicles were sold in March.
From the 111 units sold in February 2023, this represented an increase of 868 percent MoM. EC3 sales increased from 213 units sold in February 2023 to 888 units sold in March 2023. With the introduction of C3 Aircross, sales will rise over the upcoming months.