Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lightly Restyled 2013 Citroen C3 Hatch Heads to Geneva Motor Show

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The Geneva motor show will mark the world debut of the restyled C3, if you believe Citroën, or European debut if you take into consideration the updated C3 presented in Brazil last summer.On the outside, the European C3 gains the same suit of cosmetic upgrades as the Brazilian model including a new fascia with a double chevron grille and bumper-mounted LED daytime running lights, plus new tail light clusters combined with new reflectors set underneath the rear bumper. An available new Ink blue body paint completes the exterior revisions.
Stepping into the interior, there are new dashboard strips in matt black, brown or Moondust grey, which match the updated upholstery.
Citroën is also enhancing the C3's range with a new pair of PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines with a 1.0 or 1.2-liter displacement and outputs of 67hp (68PS) and 81hp (82PS) respectively, borrowed from the new Peugeot 208.
The VTi 68 and VTi 82 PureTech engines return a fuel economy between 62.8 and 65.7mpg UK (4.5lt – 4.3lt/100km), and CO2 emissions between 99 and 104g/km.
A VTi 120 (118hp) petrol engine is also available with a manual or automatic gearbox, as are four diesel units, the HDi 70, e-HDi 70, HDi 90 and e-HDi 115.
European sales will begin after the Geneva Auto Salon, with the C3 facelift to arrive in the UK this summer.




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