SMALL CAR RENAISSANCE
Overdrive|October 2021
THE CITROEN C3 WITH ITS CROSS-HATCH SHAPE COULD SHAPE UP THE SMALL CAR SEGMENT IN INDIA NEXT YEAR

Citroen has revealed its next offering for the Indian market, the C3 cross-hatch. The C3 is to be made in India and is the first model to be based on Citroen’s C-Cubed architecture. This architecture is heavily localised and will be the base for a range of models for India and other developing markets.

The geometric styling seems to have been heavily influenced by that of the C5 Aircross. So there is a similar split headlamp setup with the integrated chevrons but with the new ‘X’ LED lighting motifs seen on cars like the C4. The Citroen C3 features a large rectangular grille and an intricate stylised air dam below it with silver and contrasting colour highlights.

In profile, the 3.98m length is quite apparent and there is that slightly upright look and the straight C-pillar that is quite common in the brand’s cars. The Airbumps make an appearance here while there are dual-tone steel wheels too. The rear looks fairly simple with a rounded bootlid, compact c-shaped LED-highlighted taillamps and a silver skid plate on the bumpers.

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