Nepal-bound Citroen C3 set to launch in India on July 20

After almost a year of entering the Indian market with the C5 Aircross, Citroen, the French automobile brand , is readying to roll out another model– the C3– in the country. Unlike the C5 Aircross, the new hatchback will be the first car based on  the company’s C-cubed platform, which will be manufactured in a Tamil Nadu based manufacturing facility and will be exported to other countries.

Citroen debuted in Nepal in September 2021 with the launch of its premium SUV, the C5 Aircross, which is imported from France. The company has for some time been planning to introduce the India-made C3 hatchback as its second offering here.

Get to know more about the vehicle: 

Design and features

The C3 is a B-segment hatchback that gets SUV-like styling. The hatchback is 3981 mm long, 1733 mm wide, and 1586 mm tall. It comes with a 2540 mm wheelbase, which is as long as that of a typical SUV. 

In terms of design, the hatchback gets a matte black grille at the front, and above it sits Citroen’s trademark Chevron logo extended by the chrome bar to the DRLs. The vehicle comes in four solid and six dual-tone colour options. Inside, the five-seater hatchback gets a roomier space (due to its large wheelbase), while still leaving a boot capacity of 315 litres.

Among the hatchback’s notable interior features include a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system (compatible with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto), flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control, and USB chargers, among others.


The C3 will be offered in two petrol engine options: a 1.2 L naturally aspirated and a 1.2 L turbocharged one. The naturally aspirated engine–paired with a five-speed manual transmission–generates 82 hp of power and a torque of 115 Nm. And the one powered by a turbocharged engine will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission that generates a power of 110 hp and a torque of 190 Nm. The company hasn’t revealed its plan for the automatic transmission. 

Furthermore, the company claims that the hatchback will provide an average mileage between 19.4 to 19.8 kmpl, depending on the engine option.


Engine1.2 L naturally aspirated1.2 L turbocharged
Fuel typePetrolPetrol
Displacement (cc)11991199
Transmission5-speed MT6-speed MT
Drive system2 WD2 WD
Fuel tank capacity (L)
Mileage (km/l)19.8 kmpl 19.4 kmpl
Seating capacity55
Boot space (L)315315
Ground clearance (mm)180180

Citroen C3 price in Nepal

Citroen has not yet revealed the pricing details for its upcoming hatchback ahead of its launch in India on July 20. However, the model is likely to be one of the most affordable ones in its segment.

Also read: Five most affordable sedan models in Nepal | Price and specifications

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