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Maruti French carmaker Citroen has launched its entry level hatchback C3 in India. It has been introduced in two trim levels Live and Feel and will be available in a total of 7 variants. The price of this hatchback has been kept between Rs 5.71 lakh to Rs 8.05 lakh. This hatchback with SUV-like elements will mainly compete with cars like Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kyger, Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.
Citroen C3: Dimension Comparison
Starting with dimensions, The Nissan Magnite is the tallest and widest car among the other cars in the comparison. At the same time, Tata Punch is the tallest among all these cars. Since the Magnite and Punch are SUV-class cars, the new C3 hatchback is only a taller and longer car to compete with the Maruti Swift. At the same time, in terms of width, it is beating Swift by just 2 mm. The Citroen C3 has the highest wheelbase size of 2540 mm among all the cars. At the same time, the maximum boot space has been given in Renault Kiger. The Nissan Magnite has the highest ground clearance but from the point of view of the hatchback car, the C3 seems to be facing challenging terrains with a ground clearance of 180 mm.
|Model||Citroen C3||Tata Punch||Magnite||Maruti Swift||Kiger|
|Length||3,981 mm||3,827 mm||3,994 mm||3845 mm||3,991 mm|
|Width||1.733 mm||1,742 mm||1,758 mm||1735 mm||1,750 mm|
|Height||1.586 mm||1,615 mm||1,572 mm||1530 mm||1,600 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,540 mm||2,445 mm||2,500 mm||2450 mm||2,500 mm|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm||187 mm||205 mm||163 mm||205 mm|
|Tyre Size||195/65 R15||195/60 R16||195/60 R16||165/80 R14||195/60 R16|
Citroen C3 Vs Rivals: Engine Specifications
The new C3 hatchback is offered with two petrol engine options: a 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol with 82bhp and a 1.2L turbo petrol engine producing 110bhp. The naturally aspirated petrol engine given in it is capable of generating 82 bhp power and 115 Nm torque. The power and torque outputs of the turbo petrol engine are 110 PS and 190 Nm respectively. The choice of 5 speed manual and 6 speed manual is given with both the engines. The Magnite is also offered with naturally aspirated and turbo petrol engine options. On the other hand, only naturally aspirated engine has been given in Tata Punch. Swift is the only car here which has a 4 cylinder engine.
Talking about the naturally aspirated engine, Tata Punch is the most powerful car here, whose engine generates power of 86 bhp. After this, Swift is the most powerful which is 88 bhp powerful. The C3 is also nearly as powerful as them, with an output of 82 bhp. The least powerful is the Magnite’s naturally aspirated petrol engine with an output of 72 Bhp.
Talking about the turbo petrol engine, the C3 engine is the most powerful of them all. The C3’s turbo petrol engine delivers 10 Bhp more power and 40 Nm more torque than the Magnite’s 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine.
In terms of gearbox choices, the C3 will not currently be offered with an automatic gearbox option. There is a choice of 5 speed manual with the naturally aspirated petrol engine and 6 speed manual gearbox with the turbo petrol engine.
The Tata Punch has a choice of 5 speed manual and 5 speed AMT gearbox. A 5-speed manual has been given standard in the Magnite while the CVT gearbox option has been kept in the turbo variant. A 5-speed manual has also been given standard in the Chiger but the option of AMT gearbox has been given in its naturally aspirated version while CVT gearbox has been given in the turbo variants.
|Petrol||Citroen C3||Tata Punch||Magnite||Maruti Swift||Kiger|
|Engine||3-cyl NA | 3-cyl Turbo||3-cyl NA||3-cyl NA | 3-cyl turbo||4-cyl DualJet||3-cyl NA | 3-cyl turbo|
|Displacement||1198cc | 1199cc||1199cc||999cc | 999 cc||1197cc||999cc | 999 cc|
|Power||82hp | 110hp||86hp||72hp | 100hp||89hp||72hp | 100hp|
|Torque||115Nm | 190Nm||113Nm||96Nm | 160Nm MT, 152Nm AT||113Nm||96Nm | 160Nm MT, 152Nm AT|
|Manual Gearbox||5-speed | 6-speed||5-speed||5-speed | 5-speed||5-speed||5-speed | 5-speed|
|Automatic Gearbox||–||5-speed AMT||– | CVT (Turbo)||5-speed AMT||5-speed AMT | CVT|
Citroen C3 Vs Rivals – Mileage Comparison:
The Nissan Magnite 1.0L naturally aspirated petrol model has a fuel efficiency of 18.75 kmpl while the turbo petrol manual model has a fuel efficiency of 20 kmpl while the turbo petrol automatic model has a fuel efficiency of 17.7 kmpl.
Maruti Swift is the most fuel efficient car in this category. Its manual version has an ARAI certified mileage figure of 23.2 kmpl while the automatic version has an ARAI certified mileage figure of 23.7 kmpl.
|Mileage||Citroen C3||Tata Punch||Magnite||Maruti Swift||Kiger|
|Manual||19.8 kmpl||18.97 kmpl||18.75-20 kmpl||23.2 kmpl||19.61 kmpl|
|Automatic||19.4 kmpl||18.82 kmpl||17.7 kmpl||23.7 kmpl||18.2-19.0 kmpl|
Citroen C3 Rivals – Price Comparison
|Cars Name||Petrol – MT||Petrol – AT|
|Citroen C3||INR 5.71 – 8.06 lakh.||–|
|Tata Punch||INR 5.93 – 8.89 lakh.||INR 7.30 – 9.49 lakh.|
|Magnite||INR 5.97 – 9.66 lakh.||INR 8.88 – 10.54 lakh.|
|Maruti Swift||INR 5.92 – 8.35 lakh.||INR 7.32 – 8.85 lakh.|
|Kiger||INR 5.99 – 9.72 lakh.||INR 8.05 – 10.62 lakh.|