Citroen C3 JCC+ Limited Edition is French Chic Taken to The Next Level

What happens when Citroen partners up with French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac? A fashion car, of course, based on the C3 subcompact hatchback and cooler than even the DS range of premium automobiles.
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The first details that capture one’s attention are red, blue, and yellow, the colors that Castelbajac uses the most in his creations. Together with the Perla Nera Black bodywork, Airbump system, and 17-inch Cross Black alloy wheels, the C3 JCC+ draws attention like a magnet in a toolbox.

Look even closer to the car, and you’ll notice a chevron decoration integrated into the roof capsule, JCC+ logo, yellow wheel cap surrounds, and yellow mirror caps. As haute couture as it is, the exterior theme carries on inside, where the passenger is certain to appreciate the colorful character of the French supermini.

Blue trim, yellow trim, red trim, leather on the steering wheel and gearshift knob, seats that invite you to snug in, everything falls into place. Because Citroen started from the Shine specification, the C3 in JCC+ flavor features loads of standard equipment, including 3D Connect Nav, Connected CAM, blind-spot monitoring, and rearview camera.

In the propulsion department, the limited-edition model features the PureTech 110 S&S engine and the EAT6 transmission. Even though it is an improvement over the robotized manual of yesteryear, the EAT6 still isn’t as refined as the DSG from the Volkswagen Group or DCT from Hyundai. Nevertheless, it does its job remarkably well in most driving scenarios and in conjunction with the PureTech 110.

Only 99 examples of the breed are available to order, and you can’t get the JCC+ through conventional means. Instead of going to the dealer to place a deposit, Citroen is much obliged to sell the limited-edition hatchback through its French website. Sales are go for November 2018, with deliveries scheduled to start before the end of the year.

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