The third generation of the Citroen C3 is sold starting from 2016 and does not share much in addition to the market segment and the name with the previous generation C3. It now has a more modern look largely inspired by that of the C4 Cactus and stands out very easily thanks to some stylistic choices such as the rubber inserts on the sides of the doors. The trunk, which has a capacity of 300 liters, is affected by the new design: in fact, that’s slightly smaller than the average of similar cars, such as the Opel Corsa E, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Polo, and Ford Fiesta. The engines can have from 68 to 110 horsepower, but I think many would have liked the presence of a slightly more powerful version in the list. In the datasheet below there is an intermediate power model, 83 horsepower since in our opinion it could be the most bought variant. Much of the mechanics are shared with the Peugeot 208, including gas shock absorbers and MacPherson suspension. The rear brakes, unfortunately, are drum brakes, while the front ones, as required by law, are disc brakes. In the 2020 restyling (pictured), new features such as pedestrian recognition are added in favor of greater driving safety, and the design is revised in some details.
🏎 Citroen C3 III Phase 2 (facelift 2020)
🛠 1.2 PureTech 118NM 83HP
💨 13,3 seconds
💶 14.100€ in Europe
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⚡ (3,5/5)