Citroen C3 (2010–2017)

Model History

June 2009

First details of new Citroen C3 revealed

A completely redesigned successor to the popular C3 supermini, with some elements of the DS Inside showcar, to arrive in the UK in 2010. 3,940mm long and 1,710mm wide. Unusual deep Zenith windscreen, like C4 Picasso. 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. Inside the cabin, "attention to detail and the use of high quality materials, delivers an air of refinement", complemented by enhanced sound insulation and an integrated air freshener.

10.2m turning circle. Careful control of weight, combined with optimised aerodynamics (Cd of 0.30), allows the new C3 to achieve excellent fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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

The new C3 can be well connected with USB, iPod and Bluetooth® functionality, as well as offering Citroën’s ‘MyWay’ satellite navigation and Hifi System.

May 2010

Three years or 35,000 miles 'Free' servicing offered

On C3 ordered and registered between 12-26 May, 2010.

November 2011

Citroen C3 Airdream announced

Citroen announced the introduction of its most CO2 efficient conventionally powered model to date - the new C3 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+. With emissions of just 87g/km and combined cycle economy of 83.1mpg, this new version of the C3 supermini is now Citroën’s most fuel and CO2 efficient diesel powered car, ranking it amongst the very best in its class.

The highly specified e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+ is available to order from this month with an OTR MRRP of £15,290, complete with the C3’s renowned panoramic Zenith windscreen. The new model uses Citroën’s innovative e-HDi micro-hybrid Stop & Start technology, combined with a refined and efficient 68hp HDi diesel engine, to deliver fuel economy of up to 88.3mpg in extra urban driving.

March 2013

Citroen C3 2013 mid-life facelift

Premiered at Geneva Motor Show. The most obvious changes are at the front of the car, which gets a light restyle with new grille and bumpers. The tail lights have been lightly restyled, too.

A new colour - Ink blue – is available, as are new upholstery styles and interior trims, including dashboard strips in matte black, warm brown and ‘Moondust’ grey. New equipment includes a reversing camera, new sat nav system and a ‘connecting box’ with Bluetooth, Aux and USB connectivity.

The most important changes are under the bonnet. New 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre three cylinder engines shared with the Peugeort 208 improve fuel economy by around 25% over the older four-cylinder engines. The most efficient of the two – the 1.0 VTi – produces 68PS and has emissions of 99g/km.

A four-cylinder petrol is still offered – the VTi 120 – and there’s a quartet of diesel engines with power outputs from 70PS to 115PS, the most cleanest of which emits a competitive 87g/km of CO2. The facelifted C3 is due to go on sale in the UK this Summer, and should be around the same price as the outgoing model.

October 2014

1.0 and 1.2 3-cylinder PureTech engines added to C3 line-up.

1.0VT has 999cc 3-cylinder PureTech engine developing 69PS and 95Nm torque giving a top speed of 101mph and a 0-60 of 13.7 seconds. ECDC 65mpg and 99g/km CO2.

1.2VTR+ has 1,199cc 3-cylinder PureTech engine developing 84PS and 118Nm torque giving a top speed of 108mph and a 0-60 of 11.9 seconds. ECDC 62mpg and 107g/km CO2. Also available with 5 speed EGT automated manual transmission giving a top speed of 110mph and a 0-60 of 13.8 seconds. ECDC 65mpg and 99g/km CO2.

What does a Citroen C3 (2010 – 2017) cost?

List Price from £12,590
Buy new from £11,794
Contract hire from £106.79 per month
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