Citroën teases the new C3 before the official reveal in June 29

We have already shown images of the new C3 under disguise and multiple renderings of what it could look like, but it seems none has hit the nail in the head. At least this is what the official rendering of the car tells us. The new Citroën seems to be a smaller C4 Cactus. Besides the image above, Citroën has also released a video. Check it below.

In this video it is possible to see part of the back of the car in a computer model.


And there is also a small image of the chevron in the front grille of the car, revealed by a dedicated page on Facebook. The one you can see below.


The new Citroën C3 will present the Airbump technology, which minimizes damages in case of side crashes. The new car, built over the PF1 platform, will have a regular version and a higher ground clearance version, something the XTR of the first generation C3 did not manage to offer. There was no time for it to use the CMP, formerly known as EMP1.

Its engines will also remain the same, being basically variations of the 1.2 PureTech 3-cylinder when it relates to the petrol-powered engines. The naturally aspirated versions will have a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automated (called ETG5). The turbocharged version will have the same manual transmission, but the option of a 6-speed automatic (the EAT6 transmission). The 1.6 THP will be exclusive for the DS 3. The diesel units will be variations of the 1.6 BlueHDI, soon to be replaced by a more efficient 1.5 BlueHDI unit. As a strategic model for the French automaker, which has sold more than 3.5 million units since its presentation, in 2002, the C3 could not wait for the new powerplant either.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.