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CITROEN C3 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 7
First production year: 2002
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel, Natural gas
Body style: Hatchback
 

2019 - Present

The sub-compact car was very well received by the market and, even in 2019, was still placed on the top 5 selling vehicles in its segment across Europe. The first two generations were kind of conservative, but the third one has changed its exterior shape and has been improved with a bolder look. The mid-cycle facelift has kept the model's overall look but its stance has been improved. Ne...

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gasoline engines:

  CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech Start & Stop 5MT (83 HP)

  CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech Start & Stop 6AT (110 HP)

  CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech Start & Stop 6MT (110 HP)

diesel engines:

  CITROEN C3 1.5L BlueHDi Sart & Stop 5MT (110 HP)

2016 - 2019

The third generation of the Citroen C3 was shown in June 2016. While it wasn't a class-leader for the small-size segment, it was stylish and had some tempting equipment. The French brand had made a name of itself for building small cars in big numbers. The Citroen styling has been always different from the rest of the car industry. Sometimes it was ahead of its competitors and sometimes ...

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gasoline engines:

  CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech 5MT (110 HP)

  CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech 5MT (68 HP)

  CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech 5MT (82 HP)

  CITROEN C3 1.2L PureTech eco 5MT (82 HP)

2013 - 2016

After four years on the market, the small-sized C3 received a well-deserved facelift that brought it essential upgrades and fixed some of the issues encountered on the 2009 model. When Citroen launched the C3 in 2009, it did it during the world economic crisis and had to take a few cost-cutting measures. The result was an adequate vehicle for the price range it competed in. On the other hand,...

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2009 - 2013

The second generation of the Citroen C3 was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motorshow. It was built on the same PF1 platform, used by the French group since 1998. With a new design and new features, the second generation of the Citroen C3 appeared as a completely new car. But the reality was that it was a new shape on an old platform, and fitted with the engines from the previous generation of...

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2005 - 2009

Citroen upgraded its C3 range for the 2005 year and brought new technologies for its five-door, small-segment contender. Starting with 2005, all new cars sold within European Union had to comply with the Euro 4 norms and, since that was the most important market for the French carmaker, it had to adapt. But Citroen wasn't concerned only about the emissions; it took into consideration the...

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2005 - 2009

Citroen saw the rise of the crossover segment and prepared a modified regular, small-segment C3, and made it look like an offroad-wannabe vehicle. Honda introduced the HR-V's first generation in 1998 and made people understand that they can drive on unpaved roads the same car they drove to their work and still get a decent fuel efficiency. The British carmaker Rover tried the same in 200...

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2002 - 2005

Following its tradition to have supermini vehicles in its lineup, the French carmaker prepared a successor for the five-door Saxo, overlapping it for a couple of years. Citroen introduced the first generation of the C3 at the 2001 Frankfurt Motorshow, but its presence was shadowed by the 9/11 terrorist attack that happened during the press days of the motoring event. The car benefited from th...

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