C3 expected to have a tough competition in highly competitive sub compact-suv segment
Tata Punch, Maruti Ignis, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite have made their impact in the market
Citroen is one of the major French automobile manufacturer, but in India its relatively unknown to many
In India, CItroen launched C5 Aircross SUV at a price of Rs. 30 Lakh onwards
Citroen C3 is having a slightly longer wheelbase and a powerful turbo engine as compared its compeition
Citroen C3 returns ARAI-claimed FE of 19.8kpl for the NA engine and 19.4kpl for the turbo-petrol engine
Citroen C3 is getting launched with manual transmission, where as its competitors have automatic/cvt options
Regarding boot space C3 comes with a 315 ltr boot capacity.Whereas Kiger has the biggest boot 405 ltrs, followed by Punch with 366 ltrs and the Magnite with 336 ltrs.Ignis has the smallest boot of 260 ltrs.
Initial preview of C3 shows some cost cutting to reduce production cost and keep the price competitive.
Flip type door handles, manual rear view mirror adjustment, power windows on center console are among them
We need to see how potential buyers respond to Citroen's highly competitive C3 sub-compact suv.