The new Citroen C3 will have a 10-inch multimedia and automatic transmission

The new Citroen C3 will have a 10-inch multimedia and automatic transmission


Several versions will shake up the Brazilian market in 2022. One of them is the new generation of Citroen C3. The hatch will appear again early next year with an SUV style and affordable price. And, to increase the initial heat, the double chevron brand released new images of the interior of the model, which will be made in Porto Real, south of Rio de Janeiro.

The brand will equip the C3 with a new multimedia center and a 10-inch rectangular screen. According to Citroën, the devices will have extensive connectivity to make life easier for users. Therefore, among the features, it will have a voice command and allow wireless mirroring of smartphones through systems Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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In addition to multimedia, the panel will have a colorful and cool look. But the main goal was to assemble the best cabin in cooperation with mobile phones. That’s because the new C3 will have strategic niches in the instrument panel, two of them near the air vents at the ends, and one in the middle. The model also has three USB fast charging ports and a 12V socket.

Six-speed automatic transmission

Citroen has not yet announced which engines and versions the new C3 will have in the Brazilian market, but one thing is certain: the mini SUV will have a six-speed automatic transmission. Transfer must come with engine 1.6 16V flex of 118 hp of the power of Peugeot 208. However, the engine is also expected 1.0 Firefly the source Fiatand manual gear.

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Considering that, in this context, the arrival of the compact will mark the start of a new season platform in the factory in Porto Real, in Rio de Janeiro, where it will be produced. The architecture is a simpler version of the CMP base, used by European models from Citroën and Peugeot, such as the new 208, coming to Brazil imported from Argentina.



Launch

In style like one of his trump cards, the The new Citroen C3 will be the French brand’s entry-level SUV, positioned under the C4 Cactus. However, this time, with a little help from Stellantis, as it fights for the highest amount of sales rank. Therefore, national production should start in December this year or early January. The premiere is confirmed for the first quarter of 2022.

It is important to say that the new C3 will be an entry-level car. Although it has this big screen projection and automatic transmission, as well as headlights with LEDs, it will have an initial price between R$ 70 thousand and will even compete with covers, such as. Chevrolet Onix and Hyundai HB20. The model will have 13 body color options, including one-color or two-color options, and a roof painted in a different color.

The new Citroen C3
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Citroen C3 family

As expected and Car magazine in September, Citroën will launch two more models on the new modular platform until 2024. In other words, the new Citroën C3 is the first of three cars that will be launched here. The project, called C-Cubedit will still have a crossover, which should inherit the (known) surname sky crossalong with the sedan.

With three, the Citroën aims to fight at the peak of sales in Latin America, the globalization of the brand. Brazil, like other emerging markets, will be a key focus of the automaker’s plan.

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