The future all-electric hatchback based on the departing C3 will be known as the eC3, French carmaker Citroen just disclosed. The model “will be introduced early next year,” according to Carlos Tavares, global CEO of Stellantis. And as 2022 draws to a close, the eC3’s debut date is quickly approaching, and we have already begun to see test mules of this little hatchback all over the nation.
A totally uncovered eC3 was recently photographed charging at a Zeon Charging public electric car charging station. From the photo, we can deduce that the car was a base model and that its back was extremely apparent. The charger was spotted mounted to the front right fender of the test mule, which in an earlier surveillance photograph was camouflaged. The vehicle needed around 45 minutes to charge to 83 percent, according to another screen shot of the charging station that was circulated. It is thought that the usage of a rapid charger made this feasible.
Apart from that, we can see that the eC3 looks quite similar to the ICE C3 and will maintain virtually all of its existing features, with the exception of the hatchback’s engine. A 30.2 kWh battery that could power a single electric motor is said to be available for the in prior reports. It will reportedly generate about 84 BHP and 143 Nm. It will reportedly generate 84 BHP and 143 Nm of torque. The Tiago EV, which will be the eC3’s main competitor and can go more than 315 kilometres on a single charge, will have a little greater range than the eC3’s battery pack.
Ii was recently made public that the company is also working on a seven-seater compact SUV. This brand-new small SUV, which will be constructed on the CMP modular platform, will compete with cars like the Renault Triber and more affordable variations of the phenomenally popular Maruti Ertiga and Kia Carens. There will apparently be a five-seater variant as well.
Over the past few months, this upcoming SUV has been sighted numerous times around the country. It has reportedly been spotted in Pune, Manali, and a few other locations. Citroen has assigned the SUV the codename CC24, according to insiders. A sedan that is now being tested and might go on sale in 2024 has the codename CC26, and it previously assigned the C3 hatchback the codename CC21 when it was in the development stage. At the moment, this SUV is frequently referred to as the C3 Aircross.
Citroen’s CMP modular platform, which is also used to build the C3 hatchback, will serve as the foundation for the C3 SUV, as was already announced. Citroen will lengthen the wheelbase of the SUV variant, making it a little bit longer than the C3’s 2.54 metres. It will be very nearly 2.62 metres tall. Nearly 4.40 metres should be the length, which is the same as the Jeep Compass.
Citroen is rumoured to have used parts from the C3 hatchback in this SUV in order to keep the price low.
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