2014 CITROEN C3
Citroen's refreshed C3 hatch is now available in Australia, bringing revised styling, a new engine, new features and new pricing.
This latest update also sees the return of the 'Exclusive' trim grade, last seen with the Australian C3 range in early 2012.
On the styling front, the C3 picks up a new grille and bumper design that brings the light hatch in-line with the larger C4 small car.
Headlining the 2014 update however is the arrival of a 60kW/116Nm 1.2 litre three-cylinder 'PureTech' petrol engine, which also features in Peugoet's new 208 hatch.
Matched to a five-speed manual transmission, the new engine promises fuel consumption figures of 4.5 l/100km, with a 0-100km/h time of around 12.3 seconds.
Citroen's familiar 88kW/160Nm 1.6 litre four-cylinder petrol engine is also still available, although you'll get a four-speed auto only if you go for the bigger engine.
In 1.6 litre four-cylinder form, the C3 lists fuel use at 6.6 l/100km, with the 0-100km/h time dropping to 10.9 seconds.
In entry Seduction 1.2 manual form, the C3 gets the stretched Zenith windscreen, chrome exterior highlights, cloth trim with leather steering wheel and satin chrome highlights, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, 15-inch steel wheels with 'Asterodea' covers.
There's also cruise control with speed limiter, manual air-conditioning, Bluetooth/USB/Aux audio connectivity, powered and heated door mirrors with folding function, powered rear windows and child-safety lock.
Safety includes electronic stability control, six airbags and seatbelt warning light.
The Seduction 1.6 manual adds 16-inch alloy wheels and a space-saver spare tyre.
Move up to the Exclusive 1.6 auto, and the C3 adds Andorre Gloss & Dinamica cloth trim, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear-view camera and reversing sensors, eMyWay satellite navigation, automatic digital cimate control, automatic wipers and headlights, a front centre armrest with storage space and an electrochromatic rear-view mirror.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs except where noted)
- C3 Seduction 1.2 Manual - $19,990 (also drive-away until Dec 31)
- C3 Seduction 1.6 Automatic - $22,990
- C3 Exclusive 1.6 Automatic - $25,990
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