The C3 has had some minor cosmetic refreshers to its cute fashionable look. The brand now making a more conscious effort than ever to stay relevant in a modern market.
By SHAWN DONOVAN BRETT
Citroen continues to make a comeback in South Africa with a focus on 2 core ranges, the C3 hatchback and the larger C5 family car, both of which are offered in Aircross guise. The C3 has had some minor cosmetic refreshers to its cute fashionable look. The brand now making a more conscious effort than ever to stay relevant in a modern market.
The main aesthetic upgrades have upped the ante and Citroen’s revised front-end has new LED headlights and reworked chrome detailing which now extends to the LED Daytime Running Lights. The fog light bezels, Airbumps and rear bumper have been reworked with a more youthful flair.being to the front day time running LEDs and some chrome body trim, further to this, customers will be able to customise their C3 more than ever before too with a choice of new body colour options, 2-tone combos, varying colour inserts and graphic options.
For a small hatchback in an already competitive market, the price tag of R320k for the top of the range C3 is a reasonable asking price. The 1,2-litre turbo petrol engine coupled with an automatic transmission does come across as a bit too comfortable but then again if you bought a Citroen, performance was not your main priority.
My honest opinion – it had high exterior appeal with an equally pleasing interior, not as quirky however as I would have liked it to be considering the flamboyant and arty reputation of the french. The engine is capable and it serves its purpose in its price range, there are multiple other options in its class category, but it will boil down to your visual preference and cost, which puts the Citroen up top in the hatchback pickings.