2017 Citroen C3 leaked 4

The all-new Citreon C3 isn’t set for a debut until June 29. However, Cocoric Auto has leaked the first pictures of the B-segment car, and it appears that the C4 Cactus has a strong influence on the model’s design.

First up, the new face shares a similar look with the C4 Cactus crossover, featuring a slim grille, with LED DRLs, large headlamps and fog lamps. The doors are fitted with Citroen’s Air Bumps and there is plastic body cladding on other areas of the car.

The cheerful and funky design is further enhanced with a two-tone red and white paintjob, with certain parts of the car like the fog lamp surrounds and side mirrors finished in the former. Rounding things up are a set of alloy wheels wearing a unique design.

Inside, the C3 undergoes the same radical overhaul as the exterior. The new layout is cleaner and more upmarket than before. The minimalistic approach is seen on the nearly every area of the cabin, from the air-con vents to the switchgear. A variety of colour schemes will likely be offered aside from the red and black combo seen here.

According to the source, the new C3 is much larger than its predecessor, measuring 3,990 mm long, 1,750 mm wide, with a wheelbase that 2,540 mm. It is however shorter in terms of height by 40 mm, standing at 1,470 mm. Cargo capacity is said to be 300 litres.

In terms of equipment, the C3 will reportedly be offered with a ‘ConnectedCam’ – a high-definition camera that can take pictures and record short videos in the event of an accident. A new infotainment system with smartphone compatibility (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) will also likely be available. The safety suite is said to feature blind spot and lane departure warning systems.

More details about the new Citroen C3 will be revealed once the model is officially revealed. The third-generation replaces its seven-year old predecessor and will likely be offered in a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.