The new Citroen C3 It was presented in mid-2022, a model that would be the first of three vehicles designed for consumers in South America under the C-Cubed project. This model had been considered to reach Chile, however, it was discarded as soon as it was presented in Brazil. The fact is that the brand stepped back to focus on the lower-middle part of the B segment and have a more accessible model in its range, so now the Citroën C3 will arrive in Chile in April 2023.
Citroën is a historic brand, steeped in tradition, which has always stood out for its design, its innovation and its proximity to the consumer, and this will materialize in Chile with the arrival of the New C3, a product that will also be accessible, allowing us to conquer new clients for the brand. With it, we hope to get closer to 3% market share this year,” said the general manager of Citroën Chile, Marcelo Sepúlveda.
The Citroën C3 will arrive in Chile in 2023
The C3 is built on the brand’s CMP platform, which has also served as the foundation for many contemporary Peugeot and Citroën models. The Porto Real factory located in Rio de Janeiro underwent a major industrial and technological transformation to receive the new platform.
Among the changes applied, the installation of new robots stands out, and an unprecedented versatile and flexible process that will allow the production of the new Citroen C3 and that it will favor the current models manufactured in the unit, in the same way as the future models of the C-Cubed project, with which the French brand intends to reach a 4% regional market share.
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What will C3 be like in Chile?
According to Citroën, three configurations of the model will arrive in the Chilean market, including two trim levels (Live and Feel), two engine options (81 Hp 1.2 and a 113 Hp 1.6 VTI) and a five-speed manual gearbox option or automatic six.
The subcompact hatchback is a model with 3.9 meters long, 2.54 meters between axles, 180 mm clearance and a trunk with more than 300 liters of capacity. It has electric power steering, but drum brakes on the rear axle.
The new C3 adopts an X-shaped LED light design, which is the brand’s new signature. Another aspect to highlight is the possibility (depending on the version) of choosing two-tone paint. In addition, in the technological aspect, there is the classic trend of Citroën, where the instrument panel receives a smaller display. While the multimedia system is a 10″ screen with the new multimedia interface seen in models like the Peugeot 308, although of course, with Citroen colors and themes. It also has a USB port. Android Auto Y applecarplay Without cable.
The prices would be in the range of 12 to 15 million Chilean pesos. But they have not yet been clearly announced.