TEST DRIVING CITROËN C3

2017 CITROËN C3 FLAIR PT 110

On sale from January 2017; On the road MRRP £16,685; Engine In-line 3 cylinder transverse, 1199cc, turbocharged & intercooled, petrol; Power 81kW (110hp) @ 5,500rpm; Torque 205Nm (151.2lb.ft) @ 1,500 rpm; Gearbox 5-spd manual; Kerb weight 1,050kg; 0-62mph 9.3sec; Top speed 117mph; Fuel economy 4.6l/100km, 61.4mpg (combined); CO2 emissions 103g/km

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE: (present on the test car)

  • Metallic paint £495
  • Citroën Digital Nav 7” touchscreen
  • with Citroen Connect box £500
  • Keyless entry and start £250
  • 17 inch diamond cut ‘Cross’ alloy wheels £200
  • Panoramic glass roof £400
  • Blind spot monitoring £100

#INSPO Editor-in-Chief Jurga Skeiryte says:

While test driving the Citroën C3, there were a few things that I really enjoyed about it. I do appreciate a more modern design and C3 does not disappoint. It’s got an ‘urban capsule’ look, which is different from the competing brands. The bash-proof Airbumps on each side of the car are also a highly recognisable design element as well as a functional one.

Citroën’s Airbumps are rubber panels inser ted into the doors and bumpers, aimed at preventing parking scrapes.

I also appreciated how silent the engine was. It was a pleasure to drive the C3 for longer intervals of time as well, because the road and wind noise are low and the engines runs smoothly. My passengers really enjoyed the panoramic roof and generous leg room in the car.

I need to mention the sound system in the car as well. I tested it on a very high volume to see how it performs and it didn’t disappoint at all – the sound was excellent. The Digital Nav 7” touchscreen was easy to use, I was able to play music from my phone as well with a USB jack.

Overall, I think that Citroën C3 is a great city car with a fair price. On average it used 5.4l/100km, but I had A/C on all the time. Find out more about the Citroën range at HERE.