I recently reviewed the Citroën C3 and indeed dynamites come in small packages. Recent media and industry reports clearly show that consumers are financially pressed due to a number of factors including petrol and etolling related fees.
The combination of these factors highlights the need to save on fuel and reduce emissions – thanks to Citroën for manufacturing the C3 range that is 25% more efficient than most vehicles in its class.
The C3 has the stop and start system that allows the engine to stop while on traffic and start automatically the moment the accelerator is touched.
Citroën is committed to improving the efficiency of all its vehicles, minimising running costs to benefit drivers and reducing emissions to help the environment. The C3 range emits between zero and 100g/km of CO2 – the new buyers have an even better choice of environmentally-considerate models to suit a variety of driving preferences.
We reviewed the C3 e-HDI diesel option and it doesn’t only reduce emissions, save on fuel and looks small on the outside, it has an amazing power!
I thought the C3 would perform like any other competing models on the road but it proved me wrong – its ability to perform took me by surprise. It is powerful yet efficient.
On the inside, the C3 looks simple, elegant and dynamic. I was comfortable with my driving space, position and never heard any complaints from my passengers. The exterior looks a bit roundish but yet beautiful.
- Power: 68kW @ 4000rpm
- Torque: 230Nm at 1750rpm
- 0-100 km/h: 11 seconds
- Top speed: 180km/h
- Fuel consumption: 4.4/100km
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity: 48L
- Prices: Between R172 900 – R231 900
What we like about the car:
- Diesel option is truly fuel efficient
- Great performance
- Eco mode technology
- Good interior space
- I was worried about the cup holder but was proven wrong again
- Good cargo space
- Good ground clearance
What we don’t like about the car:
- Audio controls are hidden behind the steering wheel – difficult to see buttons
The Citroën C3 is designed to meet current financial burdens that the consumers are facing and tops its competitors when it comes to combination of power and fuel efficiency.
We all expect to save on fuel and still get the power we need. If this is what you are looking for then the Citroën C3 range is for you.
Five-wheel rating: 4/5.