New Citroën C3

from £16,280

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New Citroën C3

The ConnectedCAM Citroën™ on New C3 means you can film spectacular scenery, unusual locations and cityscape. This new system uses a camera fitted behind the rear-view mirror to film what the driver sees through the car windscreen. It provides a video log of your everyday driving experiences: - Just click to take a photo and share it on social media. The camera films and stores what’s happening in front of you, so it could also provide valuable information in the event of an accident.

Multiply the colour combinations

New Citroën C3 comes in a wide range of body colours (nine) : Almond Green, Arctic White, Cobalt Blue, Shark Grey, Aluminium Grey, Ruby Red, Perla Nera Black, Power Orange and Soft Sand. These mix and match subtly or spectacularly with a choice of roof colours (three): Onyx Black, Aden Red, Opal White. And there are a total of 36 possible combinations in all. Something for everybody!

split image with one side a woman taking a photo and another of a Citroen C3

Customisation capabilities

​You're able to customise New C3 in numerous ways : monotone or bi-tone? With or without Airbump®? Bright or muted interior? The choice seems almost limitless.

Interior steering wheel and dashboard of a Citroen car with grey colouring
Interior steering wheel and dashboard of a Citroen car with red colouring
Interior steering wheel and dashboard of a Citroen car with orange colouring

Metropolitan Grey ambiance

​This uncluttered interior mood features light colours for the seats and dashboard, expressing simplicity, wellbeing and brightness.

Urban Red ambience

​This interior ambience, with colour features on the seats and dashboard, radiates the sort of energy and vitality typically associated with an urban environment.

Colorado Hype ambience

This trendy interior ambience is a fashion statement, with upholstery featuring an elegant blend of fabric and leather-look.

Panoramic sunroof

​New Citroën C3 offers both driver and passengers an exceptionally bright interior, enhancing the sensation of space and contact with the world outside. The amount of brightness is adjustable using the sunroof blind.

Cabin comfort

Seating in New Citroën C3 is eminently comfortable. You could almost be in your living room! And the dashboard design enhances the impression of space and width.

The interior style has a decidedly non-automotive feel, with leather strap door handles and a tactile dashboard.

BlueHDi Diesel & PureTech Petrol engines

​New C3 comes with a choice of environment-friendly petrol and diesel engines giving the performance you expect in terms of pure driving pleasure plus fuel economy.

Driver assistance systems: Everything for your safety

Hill-start assist

​When on gradients of 3% or more, Hill-start assist technology stops you rolling backwards when the brake is released by holding the vehicle for about two seconds.

Citroen C3 rear side view

Navigation system

​In addition to the connected radio, navigation system helps you avoid traffic jams, improve the guide with the representation of the 3D mapping. The major European cities are mapped in 'FULL 3D ', that's to say many buildings and monuments are already materialized, textured and three-dimensional.

Citroen C3 interior dashboard
Citroen C3 wing mirror

Blind-spot monitoring system

​The blind-spot monitoring system detects whether there is a vehicle in the blind spot, and shows this as a pictogram in the wing mirror. This system, which uses the same principle as a reversing sensor, is a valuable safety feature on busy roads and motorways. 

Citroen C3 long shot side view

Reversing camera

​For trouble-free manoeuvring, when the reverse gear is engaged an image of the rear of the vehicle is shown on the 7 inch touchscreen.  Colour markers highlight the distance between the car and any obstacles.

Trim Levels available with Citroën C3:

Touch - Trim level key features

  • 15 inch 'Arrow' wheel covers
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • RD6 DAB radio with 4 speakers (Bluetooth, USB & Jack)
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Speed sign recognition

Feel -Trim level key features

  • 16 inch 'Matrix' alloy wheels
  • Bi-tone roof (Black standard, white or red as no cost option)
  • Automatic Air-conditioning
  • 7 inch touchscreen with mirror screen
  • Front & rear electric windows

Flair -Trim level key features

  • ConnectedCAM™ Citroën
  • Automatic lights and wipers
  • Front foglights
  • Airbump®
  • Rear parking sensors

Flair Nav Edition - Trim level key features

  • ConnectedCAM™ Citroën
  • Active Safety Brake
  • Urban Red Ambiance
  • Intelligent Highbeam
  • 17" Alloy wheels

Feel Nav Edition -Trim level key features

  • Black bi-tone roof
  • 17 inch black 'Cross' alloy wheels
  • Red 'Urban' interior ambiance
  • Citroën Connect Nav
  • Rear parking sensors

Origins - Trim level key features

  • Black bi-tone roof
  • 17 inch black 'Cross' alloy wheels
  • Red 'Urban' interior ambiance
  • Citroën Connect Nav
  • Rear parking sensors

​New Citroen C3

​​The Citroen C3 is an extremely popular option in the small car segment. It brings a strong reputation for value-for-money, ease-of-use and low running costs too. ​Though the influx of SUVs and crossovers into the general new car market is hard to ignore - with Citroen taking advantage of this too - there’s still a place for the standard hatchback.

It’s why Citroen has given its C3 a thorough remodelling, with a fresh new look and more interior features. Let’s dive in and see what’s on offer. 

Interior Design

Citroen has been having a big push on the comfort levels in its cars. It’s why, inside the new C3, you’ll find seats which are heavily padded and great to sit in. They’re called Advanced Comfort seats, and have been designed to take the backache out of long journeys - quite literally. Usually an optional extra for much of the range, top-spec C3 models do benefit from these seats being fitted as standard.

There’s space for five inside the C3, while there’s a good degree of boot space too - 300 litres, in fact. It’s a far more spacious car than you might think given its compact exterior proportions. 

Exterior Design

The outside of the C3 is still recognisable as a Citroen; the French firm gave it a relatively understated lift over the outgoing model. The LED light ‘pods’ are larger at the front - and so is the grille - while the rear lights have been given a smoked effect. 

The side ‘Airbumps’ remain - and are still a great way of avoiding car park dings - while a series of new colour packs allow you to get the C3 to look just how you want it to.


The main technological offerings in the C3 are based around a seven-inch colour touchscreen located in the middle of the dashboard. It’s here where you’ll gain access to features such as satellite navigation and media controls. It’s even capable of displaying the price of fuel at nearby petrol stations.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both included too, allowing you to seamlessly link your smartphone to the car’s system. 


The engine line-up available with the C3 is simple and easy to understand; there are two petrol engines and one diesel. The two petrol engines - both 1.2 litres in capacity - bring either 82bhp or 109bhp in the turbocharged version. The former is available with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the latter arrives with a six-speed instead. Both are efficient and quiet options, with either providing enough grunt for most occasions.

We’d argue that the petrol will be the best fit for this Citroen, though those who are planning on undertaking longer journeys will appreciate the long-distance refinement that you get with a diesel. The diesel will be the choice for high-mileage C3 owners, where it’ll provide a more efficient engine option. Citroen claims that it should return up to 67mpg, in fact.

There’s also the option of either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox, furthering the C3’s appeal.

​Trim Levels for the New Citroen C3

There are several well-specified trim levels to choose from with the C3, with each offering plenty of standard equipment and technology. Let’s have a look through them in a bit more detail. 


Feel marks the entry point to the C3’s range of trim levels, but it’s still packed with features like automatic air conditioning and that seven-inch infotainment screen included as standard. Even cruise control comes as standard, helping to make longer trips behind the wheel less of a chore. 

It also gets a contract black pack, which brings a black front bumper and Airbump highlight, both of which help to bolster the car’s looks. 


Flair is up next, and it adds 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels to the C3’s overall package as well as parking sensors - a useful addition for those who are planning on using their C3 in urban areas where tight parking is often a frequent occurrence. 

The visibility pack is added too, which brings automatic wipers and lights.

Flair Plus

Finally, there’s Flair Plus. As well as all the previous features we’ve mentioned, this trim adds the full advanced comfort package as well as a complete satellite navigation package and a reversing camera.

The C3’s safety levels are also bolstered with the inclusion of Active Safety Brake, which can apply the brakes if the car detects a hazard ahead.

Contact Swansway Chester Citroën 

You can reach our Citroën dealership on 01244 567713 . Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry and we'll get back to you as soon as we can

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Panoramic Sunroof
Optional Airbumps

UK Drive: Citroën C3

​What’s is it?

The Citroën C3 has inherited the styling and funky looks of its crossover cousin the C4 Cactus, making it a more appealing prospect for young drivers who need more usable space than the brand’s offerings lower down the range.

What's new?

You’ll spot those airbumps on the side and signature lights from the Cactus, but it’s all round more compact and designed for negotiating city streets. With an economical engine, fun driving style and an attractive price, it’ll make a great option for drivers looking for something a bit different but easy to live with. 

What’s under the bonnet?

The 110 PureTech engine in our test car gives a great combination of usable power and economy, with 108bhp and 205Nm of torque. It will achieve 51.4mpg around town, 70.6 on the motorways, giving a combined figure of 61.4mpg. Its 103g/km emissions will put it just outside the golden sub-100g/km for free road tax, but owners will still only have an affordable £20 annual payment, although that’s subject to change when the new road tax rules come into force in April.

What's it like to drive?

The C3 makes a fantastic companion for around-town driving, as you’d expect from a car in this segment. With a tight turning circle and light kerb weight the C3 is ideal for manoeuvring around city streets. However, paired with the PureTech 110 engine, it also makes a compelling case for itself on motorways too. In this combination, and with a manual gearbox, the C3 has reasonable pace to keep up with most cars and will help the miles fly by. The only time it feels a bit unsteady is on country roads. Here the light steering of the C3 isn’t quite as direct as you’d like to complete a winding stretch with ease. 

​How does it look?

Compared with the previous generation, the looks of the C3 have been seriously updated. It’s been given a futuristic appearance with stylised lights, wheels and black bumpers. An attractive addition that PSA has tapped into with sister brand DS is customisation options, and on the C3 there are now 36 colours to choose from. The Citroën badge might not have the appeal of some of its rivals, but the transformation achieved with this car is sure to turn heads. Inside, Citroën has kept the C3’s interior practical and usable with textile fabrics and a clearly laid-out interior.

What's it like inside?

Space in the C3 is limited but reasonable. The doors open wide to give you great access to both the front and the rear seats, and once you’re inside you’ll find the space is well laid out too. The rear seats aren’t really designed for three adults but at a squeeze they can fit in. Boot space is also fairly reasonable, and for a weekend away you can easily pack two small suitcases. 

Front view of a Citroen C3
Inside the boot of a Citroen C3

What's the spec like?

Our C3 Flair test car has an attractive starting price of £16,285 and the range of options only add around £1,500 to the total. It was kitted out with the stunning Orange Power paint and Opal White roof, costing £495, the diamond-cut ‘Cross’ alloys are £200, while blind spot monitoring is only £100. The seven-inch touchscreen is a slightly pricier option at £500 but gives you easy connectivity to your phone for calls or music and sat nav. Finally, keyless entry and start was also added to our car for £250, which is not a necessity but it’s a great feature that makes life easier.

Citroën is targeting young drivers and young families with this five-seater, five-door hatchback, and it’s sure to attract them with its interesting looks, easy accessibility and an attractive price point. It’s ideal for families with young children or those who haven’t been driving for long, as it offers a comfortable drive.


  • Model: Citroën C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110 manual
  • Engine tested: 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol
  • Power: 108bhp
  • Torque: 205Nm
  • Max speed: 117mph
  • 0-60mph: 9.3secs
  • MPG (combined): 61.4
  • Emissions: 103g/km
birds eye view of a Citroen C3
Rear view of a Citroen C3

Personal Contract Plan Terms and Conditions

Personal Contract Purchase over 25-48 months. Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. A guarantee may be required. Over 18s only. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. Finance provided by and written quotations available from PSA Finance UK Ltd, RH1 1QA. Offer valid until 31st December 2020. A discount is included which is the difference between the Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price and the Citroën Store Price included above. This offer may be withdrawn or amended without notice. Where you have a vehicle to part exchange, the estimated valuation of your vehicle is based on the information you have provided. It is not an offer to purchase your vehicle. The estimated valuation may change and the condition of your vehicle will be inspected by the purchaser. You should ensure that you have taken into account any other costs connected with the disposal of your current vehicle before committing to a deposit for any new vehicle under a finance agreement. CITROËN UK LTD IS ACTING AS A CREDIT BROKER AND IS NOT A LENDER. TO FINANCE YOUR PURCHASE WE’LL FIRST INTRODUCE YOU TO PSA FINANCE UK LIMITED AND WE MAY INTRODUCE YOU TO OTHER CREDIT BROKERS IF PSA FINANCE UK LIMITED CANNOT ACCEPT YOUR PROPOSAL. At the end of the agreement you have three options: 1. Return the vehicle with nothing more to pay (subject to excess mileage and/or damage charges); 2. Purchase the vehicle by paying the optional final payment plus any option to purchase fee agreed at the start of your agreement; or 3. Part exchange the vehicle for another vehicle.