The Citroën C3 is one of the most instantly recognisable vehicles on the road, not least because of its striking Airbump panels, which not only add head-turning character, but also help to protect the bodywork from scratches and dinks. From the front, the distinctive slim lighting signature – which merges into the elegant grille – gives the model a determined attitude, while bold, curvaceous sculpting enhances the contemporary feel. With contrasting roof and mirror colours too, this is a runner that isn’t afraid to stand out.
Step inside and you’re welcomed by a calm, sophisticated environment that puts the emphasis on driver experience. Outstanding build quality ensures external noises are kept at bay, while a harmonious design – all flowing lines and seamless integration with advanced technology – gives a clean, uncluttered feel. Meanwhile, the ample cabin space is complemented by cleverly placed storage cubbies that ensure your devices, water bottles, trinkets and more stay secure on the move. With a boot capacity of almost 300 litres too, there’s no need to pack light for those weekends away.
Endowed with the latest generation PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines, the new Citroën C3 strikes a balance between power and economy. Up to 82hp is available with petrol models, providing plenty of pull for journeys around town and swift acceleration, while diesel units offer up to 100hp, making motorway drives smooth and effortless. They also incorporate Stop & Start technology to keep emissions down when you’re waiting in traffic.
Performance is matched by precision in the C3, with accurate steering making manoeuvres simple and plentiful grip ensuring stability on the road. As such, it’s a pleasure to drive, wherever the road takes you.
Supporting your drive is a host of features, from Hill Start Assist, which makes pulling away on an incline easier, to Lane Departure Warning System, which prevents you from inadvertently straying from your lane at high speeds.
On board, you’ll enjoy an RDS radio and CD player with Bluetooth as standard. Selected trims also include 3D connected navigation and a reversing camera, enabling you to get from A to B by the fastest possible route and park easily when you get there.