2021 Citroen C3 brings extra comfort for no extra cost

The quirky French hatchback has received a nip and tuck as well as a few new additions to its standard features list

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The Citroen C3 hatchback has undergone a minor upgrade that brings additional comfort and technology with no increase to its $28,990 retail price tag.

The third-generation C3’s first facelift since it was introduced in 2018 also brings a fresh front end, revised rear-quarter panel pattern and new-design 16-inch 'Helix' alloy wheels.

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Perhaps the most obvious aesthetic difference is the redesigned ‘Airbumps’ mounted on the lower door panels, which are now made up of a set of three capsules instead of seven smaller ones.

The interior gains a new ‘Emerald’ contrasting trim colour and new, ‘advanced comfort’ seats that, according to Citroen, provide exceptional lumbar support.

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Front parking sensors and new LED headlights join the existing standard features list that includes a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, LED daytime running lights, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, hands-free entry, blind spot monitoring, speed sign recognition, lane-departure warning, cruise control, driver attention alert and coffee break alert that warns the driver when it is time to take a break after two hours of non-stop driving at more than 65km/h.

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Infotainment consists of a 7.0-inch central touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio, satellite navigation, real-time traffic and accident information.

Available as a single variant that was previously known as the C3 Shine but is now simply known as C3, the 2021 car carries over the original powertrain. It features a 1.2-litre 81kW three-cylinder petrol engine and six-speed automatic transmission with a claimed combined fuel consumption of 4.9L/100km. 

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The C3 colour palette has two new body colour hues including Spring Blue and Arctic Steel, and a new Emerald roof contrasting colour.

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Metallic paint ($690) is the only extra-cost option, with the sunroof no longer available.

All new Citroën C3s come with the brand's five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, five-year roadside assistance and five-year fixed price servicing.

 

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