Citroën showed the first image of the new C3 a few hours after its presentation

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Citroën showed the first image of the new C3 a few hours after its presentation

The presentation of the new generation Citroën C3 It will be this Thursday and all the information will be available at TN Records, but the first official image has already been released. It is from the front of the body and is – intentionally – darkened to still hide some details.

In the photo you can see the design of the headlights, grille and bumper. Thus, it is confirmed that the model that was leaked in India some time ago had the final format of the body; that is, the C3 2022 will be as we show it in this note.

From this generation, the C3 leaves behind its rounded style to incorporate an “adventurous” look, SUV type, although in reality it will be something like a compact hatchback with an “off-road” look. It is another of the models that will join this trend, despite the fact that it will not be prepared for driving on terrain with significant difficulties.

The new C3 was conceived under the name Project CC21. Manufacturing will take place at the Porto Real plant, Rio de Janeiro, starting in the second half of this year. AND in Argentina it would go on sale before 2022.

On the range of versions and equipment there is no information, but it is supposed to give a leap in technology and security relative to the current model, which has been in dealerships for several years. The prices are not known either: that will only be known once it is launched.

The motorization for the regional market would be the known 1.6-liter gasoline 115-horsepower of power that it currently offers and is present in other Peugeot-Citroën models, such as the Argentine 208. The transmission may be a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic, depending on the version.

In the family of Citroën Argentina, a step will be positioned below the C4 Cactus, the model that competes against Ford EcoSport, Chevrolet Tracker, Jeep Renegade and other compact SUVs. In this case, your rivals could be the Fiat Argo Trekking, the Renault Stepway and, why not, the Volkswagen Nivus.

The presentation event will be international, as the new generation of the Citroën C3 was developed between Brazil and India with the focus on emerging markets, including Argentina.

Until the arrival of the new generation, the current C3 will continue to be sold normally in the Argentine market. Units are still in stock at dealerships.

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