The introduction of the new fourth generation of 2024 Citroen C3 has been delayed. Citroen is transforming its popular utility to adapt to changing times. We share the brand-new Citroen C3 2024 and the SUV-related changes that this model will undergo to be competitive with Dacia. It is the Citroen C3 has established itself through its three generations as a benchmark model in the highly competitive B segment.
It is among the pillars that Citroen can sustain a substantial portion of its lineup. The version we see in the dealerships today first came to light in the year 2016. The years have passed since the time it was first introduced. Even with the mishap it was afflicted with in the convulsive years of 2020, it’s time to go through an entire overhaul.
Citroen has commenced all of its machinery with the assistance of Stellantis to implement an ambitious transformation plan. The C3 that we are familiar with it, is set to go away. The company is not making it as easy to implement this plan. However, there is work being carried out to update the model currently in production.
2024 Citroen C3 SUV Redesign
The initial idea for Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis who was in charge of Stellantis, was to launch the brand-new Citroen C3 developed for India and South America globally. The model was designed specifically for markets in emerging countries and during its development, the consulting division that is part of Tata Group Tata Group played an active part. In addition, it was argued in the early days for the latest C3 produced from India to be delivered straight to European dealers. This means, stop making C3 in Europe. C3 for sale in Europe.
It is important to be aware that the series manufacturing process for the C3 available in European dealerships takes place in France. The arrival of Vincent Cobee, who became director of Citroen in January 2020 is the main factor in the denial of this plan. Cobee was successful in convincing Tavares that Europe didn’t have the same needs.
The internal code for C3’s fourth-generation C3 is CC21 which is the same one used by the model to cater to emerging markets. It’s also included in the “Smart Car” strategic plan. Nevertheless, the brand new C3 which will be available in European showrooms will have significant distinctions that allow it to adapt to the changing trends prevalent in this part of the world and most importantly, to the requirements of the European consumers.
One of the biggest changes that the next version of the C3 will introduce is a brand-new body style. It will cease to be a utility vehicle and be an SUV. It shares a lot with both the Indian as well as Brazilian versions. Laurentis Barria, Director of Marketing and Communication of Citroen confirms that there are some influences: “We were inspired by this new C3 that we presented in Brazil to create the new European C3.”
The pictures in this article will allow us to imagine what the next European C3 will be like. In terms of aesthetics, it will display the features that make up an SUV. There will be some areas of fusion in its 2024 Citroen C3 Aircross. The length is set to be below 4 meters. The most important thing is to differentiate from the mentioned C3 Aircross. The front and rear of the 2024 Citroen C3 Aircross will be adjusted in comparison to C3 for markets that are emerging.
Citroen doesn’t expect that the brand-new 2024 Citroen C3 to get the top safety rating on the Euro NCAP tests. This is largely due to the lack of certain assistance systems for driving. However, it will be constructed with premium materials. The CMP platform and CMP back it, the 2024 Citroen C3 will be a brand-new model. The 2024 Citroen C3 will cost less as compared to Peugeot 208 and the Opel Corsa which allows it to compete with other models in the market with Dacia Sandero.
Concerning the mechanical part Also, there is exciting news. Price will decide the choices offered. There are Diesel engines will not be available. A 1.2-liter PureTech gasoline engine will be capable of being configured without electrification. The possibility of using the 48-volt mild hybrid system (MHEV) is not considered as it would increase the cost of sale and make it higher. To reduce the average emissions, a significant part will be assigned to the completely electric variant. The new Citroen e-C3 .
The brand new e-C3 will be powered by electric motors that are of Chinese origin that have moderate power and cost when compared to the blocks they use, for example, the brand new DS 3 E-Tense and Jeep Avenger. The e-C3’s power will be around 60 kW (82 horsepower). There will be an even higher version, which will be around 80 kW (109 HP).
These batteries are provided by Svolt, the Chinese company Svolt. The battery will be available in two versions. in the works that include 40 kWh, and the other featuring 50 kWh. The autonomy is expected to exceed 300 km according to the WLTP cycle.
2024 Citroen C3 SUV Released
The modifications described in this article have caused Citroen to delay the release of the brand-new C3 for Europe. It was originally planned that the production and launch of the 4th generation of 2024 Citroen C3 would be in 2020 in spring. Then, it’ll be delayed until 2024.