The New Citroen C3 is set to make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The french car manufacturer has not had a fantastic time recently with the closure of the Alunay factory late last year. However the C3 has been a roaring success for the brand.

The Citroen C3 has been around for some time. In fact it was first introduced late 1990,s early 2000. Over time like most cars we currently use it has changed over the years from its humble beginnings simply as a hatch back then briefly the Citroen C3 Pluriel and now more recently the Citroen C3 Picasso. The brand is already well known for good levels of specification and value and still use the now legendary Hdi engines.

So what can we expect from the new C3 model?

Citroen thank fully have used the opportunity well and not simply tweaked the design.

Instead of just redesigns the brand has combined the best of both worlds with improved aesthetics the new Citroen C3 is now available in a new 3 cylinder engine.

The Vti 68 bhp and Vti 82 bhp engines can now offer between 62.8 and 65.7 mpg. Importantly the Co2 emissions have also dropped to 99 and 104 g/km.

Perhaps Citroen still have some way to go if they want to achieve Volkswagen’s super car economy however this is a big leap forward. Not only in economy but also the true cost of motoring which includes cost such yearly road fund licence.

There is also an “all new ” Vti 120 engine now available in a manual and automatic gear box.

Our passion for all things diesel has also been catered for with the the Citroen C3 set launch in the Uk with four different diesel options,

  1.  HDi 70 Bhp
  2. e-HDi 70 Bhp
  3. HDi 90 BHP
  4. e-HDi 115 BHP

 Only time will tell if Citroen have kept the the C3 true to its French charm heritage.