All New Citron C3 SUV Launch Details: French carmaker Citroen is about to launch its second car in India soon. According to the latest information, the new C3 will be launched in India by the middle of July 2022, while the booking of this car at the dealership level has been started with a token of Rs 21,000. Introduced in September last year, the C3 SUV has been under testing on Indian roads for quite some time now. This car will compete with many cars like Tata Punch and Maruti Suzuki Ignis in the Indian market. In the new photo of the car that has surfaced on social media, all the information about its exterior has been revealed and this car will be the second product of the French manufacturer in India.
SUV shaped like the Citroen C3 hatchback
In the latest spy shots, the SUV is seen in the shape of the Citroen C3 hatchback without any stickers. The exterior is almost like a cross hatch surrounded by black plastic cladding. It looks like a normal micro SUV like the Tata Punch. The front part of the C3 gets a sturdy bonnet that comes with the Citroen ones and LED headlamps are also seen here that surround the double-slat grille. The rear of the SUV gets wraparound taillights and chunky bumpers, which are finished in black plastic.
Ground Clearance 180mm
The Citroen C3 is being built on the common modular platform which has a wheelbase of 2,540 mm. The company claims that the passengers sitting on its rear seats will also get a lot of space. Its ground clearance is 180 mm, which is slightly less than the Tata Punch. The cabin of the car gets a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. A 1-litre glovebox and 315-litre bootspace have been given with the car.
Compete with cars like Tata Punch and Ignis
The car is likely to get a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that makes 130 bhp and the company may offer this engine with a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The new C3 may compete with cars like the Tata Punch and the Ignis, but it will be a bit more expensive in terms of price. The company is producing it domestically, but despite this, this car is going to be expensive.