Citroen C3 Gains A New Trim Level

Dubbed ‘Shine’, it slots above the ‘Feel’ derivative.

The pocket-friendly Citroen, the C3, has just gained a new trim level in India. Dubbed ‘Shine’, it slots above the ‘Feel’ derivative. Before getting into the details, let’s look at the complete price list of the hatchback:

Some math first? The Citroen C3 in standard ‘Shine’ trim costs INR 52,000 more than the standard ‘Feel’ derivative. And here, we are comparing the non-turbo variants. However, a calculated guess would lead to a similar price difference between the two in their turbocharged forms.

So, what does the new top-tier trim offer for the premium? The extra features include electrically-adjustable ORVMs, a rear-view camera, a day/night IRVM, 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, rear skid plates, and a defogger for the rear windshield and a rear wiper with washer. Another add-on is the My Citroen Connect application, which offers 35 connected-car features.

Citroen says the C3 line-up now complies with the stricter BS6-II emission norms. The non-turbo derivatives come with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 82hp/115Nm. Unfortunately, the only transmission option available is a 5-speed manual. Those looking for a punchier powertrain can settle for the turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol mill, which offers 110hp/190Nm. That powerplant comes coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. Sadly, there’s no automatic option available.

The Citroen C3 is available in four monotone colours and six dual-tone finishes. The latter category comprises an orange roof with white, platinum grey and steel grey colours for the body and a platinum grey roof with orange, white and steel grey colours for the rest. In addition, one could choose between the Anodized Orange trim and the Anodized Grey finish for the interior. Opting for the Vibe Pack ropes in body side door moulding and painted inserts and painted ORVM caps, front fog lamp surrounds and rear reflector surrounds.

The new trim level helps increase the C3’s appeal. It rivals the Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger in India. Soon, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx will join the party.

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