29 June 2009

Citroen C3

Citroen introduces the new C3

29 June 2009 - Citro├źn has released first details of the new C3, a completely redesigned successor to the popular C3 supermini - a bestseller with over 2 million units delivered worldwide. Arriving in the UK early in 2010, the new C3 boasts contemporary lines and seductive styling as well as offering a unique and innovative windscreen design.

On the outside, new C3 gets a sportier edge, with a tauter profile that gives the car a more dynamic, yet robust appearance. Nowhere is the modern styling more apparent than in the design of the new C3's unique Zenith windscreen, which flows dramatically up and over the heads of the front occupants. Coupled with slim side pillars, the huge progressively tinted windscreen offers a truly panoramic field of vision – along with optimum overhead sun protection.

Citroen C3 (2010 - 2016)

'Visiodrive' the word created to best describe the new Citroën C3 is born out of this unique windscreen, which is an example of Citroën's use of 'Creative Technologie'. The screen helps to create a bright and pleasurable cabin environment for driver and passengers alike - improving visibility, road safety, driving pleasure, ambience and the overall feeling of spaciousness.

At just 3.94m long and 1.71m wide, it offers a generous 300 litres of boot space, along with numerous storage areas throughout the cabin. Occupants also benefit from a feeling of comfort and roominess with a slightly raised seating position for ease of access and improved visibility.

The new C3 is said to be at ease in the city, with its compact dimensions and 10.2m turning circle, as well as on the open road, thanks to its enhanced dynamics. The careful control of weight, combined with optimised aerodynamics (Cd of 0.30), allows the new C3 to achieve excellent fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Citroen C3 (2010 - 2016)

From launch, an HDi 90 powered version will be available emitting 99g/km CO2, the first full production Citroën to emit less than 100g/km. Whilst the arrival of new power plants from 2011, incorporating second-generation Stop / Start technology, will see diesel versions emitting 90g/km CO2, to be followed by new generation three-cylinder petrol engines with less than 100g/km CO2.