Citroen C3 facelift

The second-gen Citroen C3 has been given a minor mid-life refresh and is heading for a Geneva debut. The car’s set to launch in the UK in late spring with a range of petrol, diesel and diesel-hybrid powerplants.

These include the new-generation PureTech three-cylinder petrols in 1.0 VTi 68 and 1.2 VTi 82 formats, which the company says are 15% more powerful and 25% more fuel efficient than their predecessors. A 1.6 litre VTi 120 is also available. On the diesel side, there are HDi 70, HDi 90, e-HDi 70 and e-HDi 115 powerplants; the latter two being the diesel-hybrids, offered with start-stop.

The refreshed Citroen C3 gets a new face with updated chevrons, LED DRLs and a restyled grille. New tail lamp clusters too, along with new reflectors underneath the rear bumper. The cabin also gets enhanced upholstery choices.

Citroen C3 facelift

A new Ink blue body colour joins the existing eight on offer, and the panoramic Zenith windscreen is retained, stretching up into the roof to improve forward visibility. Where dimensions are concerned, the updated Citroën C3 is 3.94 metres long and 1.71 metres wide, and its boot offers a generous 300 litres of space.

Items on the equipment list include a reverse camera, parking sensors, an RD4 MP3 audio system, Connecting Box (Bluetooth hands-free kit, jack plug and USB) and eMyWay navigation.