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Revised Citroën C3 offers more upmarket features

Citroen’s best-selling car in the UK is getting an upgrade

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The Citroën C3 supermini is getting a raft of upgrades, aimed at simplifying the range and emphasising its most popular trims.

Since the current-generation C3 went on sale in 2017, it has become Citroën’s best-selling car in the UK with the French firm saying buyers tend to lean towards the higher-specification trim levels.

To reflect this, the entry-level Touch trim will be discontinued, while Flair and Flair Nav Editions have been combined into the top-spec Flair Plus trim. This cuts the number of trim options from six to three.

The new entry point to the range is now Feel, starting at £15,860. This comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch colour touchscreen supporting smartphone connectivity, automatic air conditioning and lane departure warning. There are also four roof colour options.

Buyers can step up to the mid-range Origins trim, available from £17,160, which adds a black bi-tone roof, Airbump panels and an upgraded interior, as well as a suite of driver assistance systems.

The new top-level Flair Plus trim level is expected to be the most popular, as the two trims it replaces accounted for 62% of all Citroën C3 sales. Starting at £17,625, it comes with satellite navigation, integrated dashcam, leather steering wheel, reversing camera, tinted windows and red interior touches.

The engine range has also been updated, including two three-cylinder petrol engines and one four-cylinder diesel. The PureTech 110 petrol engine is available with a six-speed manual or automatic, while the other two have a five-speed manual. Efficiency has been improved through various technical upgrades, including new low-resistance tyres and hidden underbody panels that reduce drag.

Order books for the revised Citroën C3 range are set to open in October.

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Darren Cassey
Darren Cassey
Articles by Darren Cassey are provided for The Car Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new cars and features on various aspects of automotive life.