Citroen C3 2018 Review
The all-new third-age 2018 Citroen C3 arrived not long ago as the section display for the French brand in Australia.
The Citroen C3 utilizes the EMP2 stage shared crosswise over Peugeot, Citroen and DS; and keeping in mind that it seems to have squared its shoulders in a tall-SUV position, it really contends in the light auto
class against any semblance of the upper-spec Mazda 2, Skoda Fabia and Suzuki Swift.
Shine Auto MY18
Price Guide (EGC)
- Body Style
- 5 Doors
- Front Wheel Drive
- The C3 Aircross, due one year from now, is Citroen’s ‘honest to goodness’ little SUV classification elective, albeit like the C3, it is front-wheel drive as it were.
What amount of will it cost?
The Citroen C3 costs $23,990 head out (in addition to choices). You can have any spec with any power prepare you like as long as you pick a C3 Shine with the 1.2-liter Puretech three-barrel turbo-oil with six-speed programmed.
There’s a pile of standard highlights however, for example, 17-inch composite wheels, path takeoff cautioning, speed restrain acknowledgment, driver consideration alarm, LED daytime running lights, raise stopping sensors, turning around camera, auto-darkening back view reflect and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto network
The C3 was granted a disillusioning four-star ANCAP wellbeing rating in May, kept down basically by its person on foot security score and the danger of go to grown-up inhabitants.
Self-sufficient crisis braking (AEB) isn’t accessible, yet will be. Peugeot representative Tyson Bowen said that AEB is currently accessible for C3 in Europe, and “it is anything but a matter of if yet when we get it here”.
While powertrain and trim spec level are both settled, the C3 has an alternatives menu that permits some customisation.
The main choices decision includes a few (free) paint choices – that is, you can have sparkle dark painted combinations rather than silver, and the rooftop painted either in body shading, white, dark or red. The rooftop shading is coordinated on entryway mirrors, haze light encompasses, Airbump side boards and back quarter boards.
In any case, there are nine distinctive outside hues and three differentiating rooftop hues to look over. White is the standard body shading, while Almond green strong paint costs $290 and metallic paint is $590.
Distinctive inside hues can be picked as well, with discretionary $150 Urban Red inside climate or $400 Hype Colorado inside air. Citroen ConnectedCAM (dash cam) costs $600 while the Panoramic glass rooftop is $600—one of the less expensive glass rooftop alternatives available.
The C3 we drove was optioned with Citroen ConnectedCAM and metallic paint, making it $25,180 head out.
The Citroen C3 accompanies a five-year/boundless kilometer guarantee and roadside help bundle. Topped value adjusting is accessible for the initial six administrations, either yearly or each 15,000km with estimating totaling $3837 over that period.
For what reason would it be a good idea for me to get it?
The C3 drives extremely well; is anything but a games incubate yet has enough grasp and balance to makes for an engaging if not thrilling drive in the city as well as on a winding mountain pass.
The turbo three-chamber motor is responsive down low and has significantly more mid-go torque than you’d anticipate. Beside a periodic minute or two of vibrations out of gear, it was smooth all through the rev extend and sounded incredible as well.
The six-speed auto groups well with the three-pot motor and even rev-coordinates on downshift in manual mode (despite the fact that it won’t hold riggings to redline).
The C3 found the middle value of 7.3L/100km, with around 60 for each penny expressway driving and the rest of short city runs.
The C3’s seats could have more side help however are enormous, agreeable seats. There’s sufficient space for four grown-ups in the C3, with a fifth wedged not very awkward in the middle seat of the back seat.
Like such a large number of its brethren, the glass holders in the C3 are small, and the infotainment contact screen menus are not natural. The Citroen ConnectedCAM dash-cam likewise required a significant stretch of time to set up, however once it was arranged its 120-degree HD camera seemed to function admirably.
At the point when is it accessible in Australia?
The Citroen C3 was divulged at the Paris appear in August 2016, and went marked down in Australia in March (2017).
Who will it engage?
This is an out of control, fun and handy city auto that will joyfully achieve the week after week granulate.
With a 300-liter boot measure (922 liters with raise situate collapsed), the C3 will likewise serenely handle an end of the week away for a group of four.
Consoling on the off chance that you do get a punctured tire is the full-measure (steel) save wheel, shod with a 185/65R15 tire.
Where does it fit?
The C3 contends in the little auto over $25,000 classification locally (instead of the little auto under $25,000 class), maybe due to the underlying $26,990 head out, metallic paint-included arrangement.
The way things are, it rivals any semblance of upper-spec Mazda 2, Skoda Fabia, Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo.
Things being what they are, what do we think?
In a class where standard, regular autos govern it’s satisfying to see an odd exemption like the Citroen C3.
More than most, this auto would be a heart-over-head buy, however even the most normal would discover advance in its vigorous powertrain, adjusted taking care of and agreeable inside.
How much does the Citroen C3 Shine cost?
Price: $23,990 (retail, drive-away); $25,180 (as tested, drive-away)
Engine: 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Fuel: 4.9L/100km (ADR Combined); 7.3L/100km (as tested)
CO2: 110g/km (ADR Combined)
Safety rating: Four-star ANCAP (2018)