Citroen India is about to bring a new SUV of small size in the market which is going to give a tough competition to the TATA Punch. The company’s cars are expensive in comparison to the competition in India, so to increase sales, Citroen can launch this new car in India at an affordable price.
New Delhi : French car maker Citroen is about to launch its second car in India soon. Introduced in September last year, the C3 SUV has been under testing on Indian roads for quite some time now. In the latest glimpse, the car is seen without any stickers and it looks ready for production. It is estimated that this car will compete with many cars like Tata Punch and Maruti Suzuki Ignis in the Indian market. Citroen India’s cars are very expensive according to the competition in the Indian market, in order to increase sales, the company can launch a new car at an affordable price.
SUV shaped like the Citroen C3 hatchback
In the latest spy shots, the SUV is seen in the shape of the Citroen C3 hatchback without any stickers. The exterior is almost like a cross hatch surrounded by black plastic cladding. It looks like a normal micro SUV like the Tata Punch. The front part of the C3 gets a sturdy bonnet that comes with the Citroen ones and LED headlamps are also seen here that surround the double-slat grille. The rear of the SUV gets wraparound taillights and a chunky bumper that is finished in black plastic.
Ground Clearance 180mm
The Citroen C3 is being built on the common modular platform which has a wheelbase of 2,540 mm. The company claims that the passengers sitting on its rear seats will also get a lot of space. Its ground clearance is 180 mm, which is slightly less than the Tata Punch. The cabin of the car gets a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. A 1-litre glovebox and 315-litre bootspace have been given with the car.
The car is likely to get a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that makes 130 bhp and the company may offer this engine with a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The new C3 may compete with cars like the Tata Punch and the Ignis, but it will be a bit more expensive in terms of price. The company is producing it domestically, but despite this, this car is going to be expensive.