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Citroen C3 HATCHBACK 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr

Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Stock Offer Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
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Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr
Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Nav Edition 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG60.10
  • 0-62mph13.2 secs
  • Top Speed105 mph
  • C02109 g/km
  • BHP82
  • Torque87 lbs/f
  • P11D22%

Review

Citroen's third generation C3 supermini has a much more distinctive style this time round, with quirky looks, a very individual feel and even the option of a clever dash cam camera. Ultimately, there's nothing really revolutionary on offer here but as a complete and highly personalisable package, it's desirably different.

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Citroen's third generation C3 supermini is a crucial car for the French brand and must be more interesting and likeable than its sensible predecessor. Can it deliver? Jonathan Crouch checks it out

Background

What should a modern Citroen be? Not like the second generation C3 supermini, that's for sure. Today to survive, the brand must offer more than just sensible efficiency: the PSA Group has its Peugeot brand to deliver that. And its DS nameplate to offer a fashion-conscious premium option for those prepared to pay a little more. Which leaves Citroen needing to go back to being the kind of manufacturer it once was, fun, innovative and different. Which, at first glance at least, appears to be what's served up here. The look is unique, can be embellished by a two-tone paint option and incorporates the unusual 'Airbump' side panels we first saw on the brand's C4 Cactus crossover model. Plus there's some interesting technology that you won't have seen before on this class of car.

Driving Experience

Small French cars used to ride beautifully, grip tenaciously and flow from corner to corner with relaxed, unflustered motion. As, by and large, this one does. It may come as news to some motoring journalists but most supermini buyers don't routinely want to throw their cars about as if they were on stage from the RAC Rally. What most of them would prefer is a model that rolls the red carpet over the average appallingly surfaced British road. As, to a great extent, this one does. It's all down to the way that the fairly conventional suspension set-up has been tuned, though the downside of that is inevitably extra body roll through the bends. Stay with it though and you'll find that there's actually more grip and traction on offer than you might think. As for engines, well the PureTech three cylinder 1.2-litre unit is frugal and willing, while the 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesels are amongst the cleanest and most frugal engines of their kind in the industry. First up is the 1.2-litre petrol PureTech unit which offers either 83 or 110hp and delivers the same distinctive three cylinder thrum but accompanies it with pokier performance. The turbo 110hp variant gets a 6-speed manual gearbox and can be ordered with an optional EAT6 auto transmission. There's also a BlueHDi 100 diesel manual option with a 5-speed manual 'box.

Design and Build

The idea here is to offer supermini buyers a little more energy and personality and that's broadly what's delivered. At 3.99m in length, this car is slightly smaller than some of its rivals, but it's more interesting to look at. At the front, there's the distinctive two-tier front light signature we first saw on the current C4 Picasso. Double chrome strips extend from the double-chevron badge and go all the way across to slick LED daytime running lights. In profile, the black windscreen pillars and floating roof aim to accentuate the more dynamic shape. There's a deliberately high bonnet line, short overhangs, 3D rear lights and wheelarches fitted with extensions for a crossover-style look. Even more noteworthy are the 'Airbump' side panels - black plastic strips with air-filled bumps that look individual and create a scratch-proof surface to guard the bodywork from minor scratches and dents. Inside, Citroen says that it's drawn inspiration from travel and home interior design to create an interior that aims to feel like an extension of the driver's home. The perception of space is heightened by the horizontal dashboard, which runs across the whole width of the vehicle. The design of the interior trim and the shape of the chrome-finished air vents also combine to enhance the perception of width. Customers get a choice of cabin finishes and you can also have a panoramic sunroof that fills the cabin with natural light. Out back, there's a decently-sized 300-litre boot.

Market and Model

Pricing is a little higher than it used to be because Citroen no longer offers entry-level 'Touch' trim in our market. That means a price range which now spans the £16,000 to £20,000 bracket. There's a choice of three trim levels - 'Feel', 'Origins' and 'Flair Plus'. Potential buyers will need to make sure that they leave some budget aside for personalisation. Even base 'Feel' trim gets you 16-inch 'Matrix' alloy wheels, MirrorScreen smartphone-mirroring with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Lane Departure Warning, automatic air-conditioning, a 7-inch colour touchscreen and a choice of up to four optional roof colours. Plus there are some really clever optional touches. Of these, our favourite is the 'ConnectedCAM Citroen' system. Here, you get a forward-facing two-megapixel, GPS-enabled camera mounted in the rear-view mirror. It's there for two reasons; sensibility and fun. The 'sense' bit lies in its capability to record any traffic incidents or accidents, since it activates in an impact and stores the preceding 30 seconds and following 60 seconds. However, there's a fun purpose too, given that the driver can also click a button to safely take exterior photos or videos of the view through the windscreen and then share this content through social networks. We also like the Citroen Connect Nav system that comes with a 7-inch touchscreen and ties into connected services like TomTom traffic. This display also incorporates Mirror Screen technology which enables owners to you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems to link in their smartphones and use selected apps on the move.

Cost of Ownership

Almost every fashionable type of technology has been thrown at this car to drive its running costs down and, as you'd expect, the best returns can be achieved from the BlueHDi diesel model. Most will choose a petrol model though. The PureTech 82 variant manages up to 51.5mpg and 10-8g/km. And for the PureTech 110, it's up to 49.8mpg and up to 106g/km. Enough on engine efficiency. What about other financial considerations? Well, regular service intervals come round every 16,000 miles or 12 months, depending on which comes sooner. For many supermini owners, this will mean a visit to a dealer once a year and there are plenty of Citroen outlets to choose from, so you should never be too far from one. So you can budget ahead, the French maker offers its 'Citroen Maintenance' scheme that lets you pay either a one-off fee or monthly instalments to cover the cost of the routine upkeep of your car for as long as three years and 35,000 miles.

Summary

This third generation C3 supermini is a far more buyable prospect. True, as superminis go, this isn't an orthodox choice, but then that's part of its appeal. In time honoured Citroen fashion, a C3 is just that little bit different, with smart, slightly quirky looks and some fun aesthetic options if you want them. The interior's different too and we like the extra media connectivity and the clever ConnectedCAM system. Overall then, the C3 is at last a strong contender in the supermini marketplace. Best of all perhaps, it's a car that's distinctively Citroen.

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Exterior Features
Black roof capsule graphic
Roof colour painted door mirrors
Airbump coloured highlight
Black airbump
Body colour bumpers
Body colour painted door handles
Dark tinted rear windows
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Electric rear windows + anti-pinch
Front fog lights
Height adjustable halogen headlights
LED daytime running lights
Metallic paint
Rear wiper
Roof colour fog light surround
Sport red roof
Wheel arch extensions
Wheels
17" Cross diamond cut alloy wheels
Space saver spare wheel
Driver Convenience
7" colour touch screen
Citroen connected CAM with automatic lights and wipers, electrochrome rear view mirror
Coffee Break Alert
Cruise control + speed limiter
Exterior temperature display
Forward collision warning
Gear efficiency indicator
Lane departure warning system
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
Multi function on board trip computer
Rear parking sensor
Rev counter
Reversing camera
Speed limit recognition and speed warning
Variable assistance power steering
Entertainment
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth hands free and media streaming with USB socket
Citroen connected DAB radio with 6 speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Interior Features
12 volt socket in cabin
2 rear isofix mounting points (outside seats)
Automatic air conditioning
Boot light
Cloth upholstery
Driver and passenger's sun visor with courtesy mirror
Flair edition carpet mats
Front courtesy reading lights
Front cupholders x 2
Front seatback pockets
Height adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable front headrests
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Lashing eyelets in boot
Leather gear knob
Leather steering wheel with satin chrome and brilliant black inserts
Luggage style interior door handles
Rear cupholder
Split folding rear seats
Three height adjustable rear head restraints
Packs
Technology pack - C3
Urban red ambiance pack - C3
Safety
ABS with Electronic brakeforce distribution and Emergency braking assistance
Airbags - Driver/front passenger, front lateral and curtain
Drivers/passengers and rear seats unfastened seat belt warning
Electric child locks
Electronic stability control
Five 3 point inertia reel seat belts
Front seatbelt pretensioner
Hill start assist function
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm
Immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.85
CO2 (g/km) 98
HC 0.037
Noise Level dB(A) 68
NOx 0.025
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1199
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 75
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90.5
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears 5 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 60.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 67.3
EC Urban (mpg) 50.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 46.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 51.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 42
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 47
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 53.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 59.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 41.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 44.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 54.8
General
Badge Engine CC 1.2
Badge Power 82
Coin Description PureTech 82
Coin Series Flair Nav Edition
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 8E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 88
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 83
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 59
NCAP Safety Assist % 58
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 16000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 13.2
Engine Power - BHP 82
Engine Power - KW 60
Engine Power - RPM 5750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 87
Engine Torque - MKG 12
Engine Torque - NM 118
Engine Torque - RPM 2750
Top Speed 105
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 185/65 R17
Tyre Size Rear 185/65 R17
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style CROSS
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1474
Length 3996
Wheelbase 2539
Width 1829
Width (including mirrors) 2007
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 45
Gross Vehicle Weight 1510
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 922
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 300
Max. Loading Weight 534
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 450
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 450
Minimum Kerbweight 976
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.9

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24 months 15,000 miles p/a £160.32 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £138.04 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £156.80 p/m Call Us
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £134.04 p/m Call Us
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36 months 8,000 miles p/a £165.65 p/m Call Us
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48 months 8,000 miles p/a £160.85 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £178.70 p/m Call Us
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