2017 Citroen C3 Cabriolet Is the Perfect Car for Weekend Shopping

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Have you ever had one of those sprees where you do 3-4 hours of shopping, fill the trunk and then do some more shopping? We're talking about car parts here, but the same thing applies to high-street, D&G vs. Channel kind of stuff.
The cool thing about Citroen as a company is that it's not afraid of bad decisions. In the long run, this can pay off, but not in a huge way. So, for example, the C3 Pluriel that was harshly criticized when it was launched is now seen as an avant-garde type of car.

That means Citroen is ideally placed to introduce a modern twist on the convertible formula. Logic dictates that there is no need for such a car, since only a few tens of thousands can be sold each year. But, that doesn't mean they can't change the way a company is perceived.

Expert renderer Theophilus Chin has tried to take the brand new C3 supermini and combine it with a folding fabric top like the one used by MINI. The result is a chic car that could do as much for Citroen as the 500 does for Fiat at the right price, of course.

There haven't been that many changes in the small car segment, but the C3 introduces a new style. This it borrows from its close kin, the C4 Cactus. We are talking about the black bubble wrap the protect the vulnerable areas on the front, back and down the sides.

If you're a fan of cars and don't like the C3, there's something wrong with you. The little Citroen exudes happiness from its every pore. There are three different colors for the roof, chunky wheels, and inverted headlights. The interior features leather door handles, a 7-inch touchscreen that controls everything and a tiny steering wheel.

The entire industry is moving away from convertibles. For example, we reported a few days ago that the Audi A3 Cabriolet will be discontinued, as should the Golf equivalent. However, Citroen says it wants to be a mainstream player in the supermini segment. Right now, it's nothing of the sort, so investments will be made to take the C3 into new directions, ones which we can't even imagine at this moment.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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