Citroën C3 becomes “mini-SUV” and arrives in Brazil in 2022; see images

The Stellantis group revealed this Thursday (10) the new generation of the Citroën C3, one of the most famous cars from the French automaker sold in Brazil. According to the company, the car was designed in Brazil and designed for strategic markets, especially Latin America, a major focus of the brand with this launch. Its production will start still in 2021, at the Porto Real/RJ factory.

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The new C3 gained a more “parrudinho” design, as if it were a mini-SUV, not hiding the brand’s inspiration in models like the C4 Cactus and Fiat Pulse, two other Stellantis releases in 2021. However, Citroën makes a point of calling it hatch, and this should open up its strategy to fight cars like Chevrolet Onix and Hyundai HB10.

Despite not having revealed technical data, Citroën explained that it thought the new C3 for use in Latin America, known for its huge variation of asphalts. Therefore, the car will be a little taller than the competitors and will have greater angles of attack and departure. The internal space, however, must be identical to that of the older generation, which was very pleasing to single consumers.

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In the field of design, the C3 exudes modernity and promises to be very attractive to young people, with more striking colors available. The finish and the equipment package should be other strong points of the car, including the connectivity system that will be inherited from Fiat and that should bring, among other things, wireless mirroring for cell phones compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, in addition to Native internet and remote commands application. The French automaker has already confirmed that the car will also be equipped with a huge multimedia center 10 inches.

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Canaltech’s hunch

The new generation of Citroën C3 should benefit from the brotherhood with Fiat in the Stellantis group and absorb some technologies for the car. In addition to the connectivity items, the hatch should be equipped with FireFly line engines, developed by the Italian automaker in Betim/MG. To avoid competition with the Argo, which must receive the 1.0 turbo variants, the French model must have 1.0 and 1.3 aspirated thrusters, which already equip other cars in the group.

Availability

Made in Brazil, the new Citroën C3 hits the market South American in the first quarter of 2022. In addition to our market, it will be sold in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. The price must be between R$ 70 thousand and R$ 100 thousand.

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