“Forget everything you know about electric cars.” This is what Citroën announces in a post on X (formerly Twitter) to complete a short teasing video about the new C3. An entire program ! The fourth generation of the city car, which will radically change its style compared to the previous version, will in fact be available with an electric engine for the first time on the model. The city dweller takes the opportunity to reveal some of herself in this short video.
A rear-view mirror, the end of the hood, a rear light, the new logo or even the light signature at the front… We discover some of the details that will make this new Citroën, offered both in electric ë-C3 and in thermal thanks to the new 48V micro-hybrid engine from the Stellantis group. The look will be, as we have known for several months, between the C3 reserved for emerging markets (India, South America, etc.) and the Oli concept car presented in fall 2022.
Europeanized and “Olified”
The new generation of C3 will in fact be inspired by its counterpart already launched in India and South America, while being largely reworked in terms of safety and design. The C4 “4” opts for the CMP platform, shared with other models in the group including its big sister C4. Compared to the Indian and South American versions, structural reinforcements will also be included, as will a security armada to cope with regulations and the expectations of the European public.
Forget everything you know about electric cars.
— Citroën France (@CitroenFrance) October 13, 2023
In terms of design, the new C3 also stands out from its predecessor. Still in a pocket size (4 meters maximum), it nevertheless gains height and transforms into a small urban SUV, almost like a small C3 Aircross. Black plastic body protections (which the old one already had) and roof bars complete the equipment, while the city car is the first to showcase the brand’s new logo and the C-shaped light signature from the Oli concept.
The C3 vintage 2023 also seems to retain what made the third version stand out: customization possibilities with colored roofs and mirrors, even if the famous “airbumps” should disappear. In its post, the brand gives us an appointment on October 17, confirming the official presentation date of its city car.
Photos : DR.
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To sum up
Citroën is beginning to strip the leaves of its new C3, which will be officially presented on October 17. It will be entitled to a new electric version, and will opt for an urban SUV look with a hint of Oli.
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