Two more grades are available in the form of the mid-range Feel and upmarket Shine. Regarding customization, buyers have 9 exterior colors to choose from, as well as 3 colors for the roof. Pretty sweet, isn't it?
On the mechanical front, the engine lineup for the front-wheel-drive supermini starts with a 68 PS (67 horsepower) three-pot PureTech. Two more powerful versions of this powerplant are available, packing 82 PS (81 horsepower), and 110 PS (108 horsepower). Then there are the BlueHDi turbo diesels, which offer 75 PS (74 horsepower) and 100 PS (99 horsepower), respectively. Sometime after first deliveries begin in October, the Citroen C3 will gain the EAT6 automated manual as an alternative to the manual tranny.
The air filled Airbumps located lower on the doors come as standard on the Shine. They’re optional on the Feel and, as expected, they’re not available on the entry-level Live. Moving on to what’s waiting on the inside, the 2017 Citroen C3 can be outfitted with standard and optional bits and pieces, including a panoramic sunroof, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, park assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, road sign recognition, and ConnectedCAM.
ConnectedCAM, in Citroen jargon, is a video camera that can save 90-second sequences at a time. In the event of a crash, the cam automatically saves what it recorded 30 seconds before and 60 seconds after the unfortunate event. But like all useful automotive features, ConnectedCAM is an option.
If it were your money and you were in the market for a chic subcompact-sized hatchback, would go for the all-new Citroen C3 or would you rather something more traditional in this segment, say the Renault Clio?