The introduction of the new fourth generation of Citroen C3 has been delayed. Citroen will transform its cult utility to adjust to changing times. We share the secrets of the brand-new Citroen C3 2024 and the SUV-related changes that this model will undergo to be competitive with Dacia. It is the 2024 Citroen C3 has established itself through its three generations as a benchmark model in the highly competitive B segment. It is among the main pillars upon which Citroen can sustain a substantial portion of its product range.
The version we see in the dealerships today was introduced in the year of 2016. It has been a long time since the time it was first introduced. Despite the mishaps it was afflicted with in the tepid 2020 year, it’s the right time to go through an extensive overhaul. Citroen has started all of its machinery with the assistance of Stellantis to implement an ambitious transformation plan. The C3 that we are familiar with it, is going to go away. However, the company isn’t finding it as easy of implementing this plan. However, work is underway to upgrade the model that’s in production.
2024 Citroen C3 Redesign
The initial plan by Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis and Stellantis, was to promote the brand-new Citroen C3 developed for India and South America globally. It was a model that was specifically designed for markets in emerging countries and during its development, the consulting department from Tata Group Tata Group played an active part. In addition, it was even argued in the early days for the latest C3 manufactured by India to be delivered straight to European dealers. This means, stop making this C3 for sale in Europe.
It is important to remember that the production process of the C3 available in European dealerships takes place in France. The arrival of Vincent Cobee, who became director of Citroen in January 2020 is the main factor in the denial of this plan. Cobee was successful in convincing Tavares that Europe was not a country with the same demands.
The internal code for C3’s fourth-generation C3 is CC21 which is the same one used by the model to cater to emerging markets. It’s also part of the “Smart Car” strategic plan. However, the new C3 which will be available in European showrooms will feature significant distinctions that allow it to adjust to the changing trends being observed in this region of the world, and more importantly to the requirements of the European populace.
One of the obvious changes that the next version of the C3 will provide is a completely new body style. It will no longer be a utility vehicle and transform into an SUV. It shares a lot with both the Indian versions and Brazilian versions. Laurentis Barria, Director of Marketing and Communication of Citroen confirms that there will be an influence: “We were inspired by this new C3 that we presented in Brazil to create the new European C3.”
The pictures in this article will allow us to see what the future European C3 will be like. Its aesthetics will showcase the distinctive features of an SUV. There will be some areas of fusion in its 2024 Citroen C3 Aircross. The length will be less than 4 meters. It is important to be different from the mentioned C3 Aircross. The front and rear of the C3 Aircross will be changed in comparison to C3 to cater to emerging markets.
Citroen is not expecting that the brand-new C3 to score the highest score for safety on the Euro NCAP tests. In large part, this is because of the absence of certain systems for driving assistance. However, it will be constructed with premium materials. With the CMP platform, The C3 will be a brand-new model. C3 will cost less in comparison to the Peugeot 208 and the Opel Corsa and will permit it to compete with other models in the market with Dacia Sandero.
In the case of the mechanical component Also, there is exciting news. Price will decide the choices offered. There are Diesel engines will not be available. The 1.2-liter PureTech gasoline engine will be equipped to be used without electrification. The possibility of using 48-volt mild hybrid technologies (MHEV) is not excluded as it would increase the cost of sale and make it higher. To limit the emissions, a significant part will be assigned to the electric version which is 100. The new Citroen e-C3 .
The brand new e-C3 will be powered by electric motors that are of Chinese origin that have moderate power and a low price when compared to the blocks they will be using, for example, the brand new DS 3 E-Tense and Jeep Avenger. The power of eC3 will be around 60 kW (82 horsepower). There will be an even higher version with around 80 kW (109 HP). They will be provided by Svolt, the Chinese company Svolt. The battery will be available in two versions. being planned that include 40 kWh and the other one with 50 kWh. The autonomy will be greater than 300 km as per the WLTP cycle.
2024 Citroen C3 Revealed
The modifications described in this article have caused Citroen to delay the release of the brand-new C3 for Europe. It was originally planned that the production and launch for the 4th generation C3 would be in 2020 in spring. Then, it’ll be delayed until 2024.