Citroen releases details and pricing before NZ launch

Citroen releases details and pricing before NZ launch

Citroën has released details of the New Zealand specifications of the new C3 ahead of the first deliveries at the end of November and revealed that the new hatchback will open its New Zealand account with an entry level price of $24,990 plus on road charges.

“Right from its launch in 2003, the original C3 has played a significant role in Citroën’s New Zealand sales,” explains Lawrie Malatios, General Manager for Citroën in New Zealand. “With that first generation selling out in New Zealand back in May, we have a considerable pent-up demand for the new model. We have, therefore, released details of the prices and specifications ahead of the arrival of the new model so that customers can start selecting and ordering their new C3″

The new Citroën C3 is a smart, sophisticated, low emissions and unique 5-door supermini, designed for modern transport needs, both in the city and on the open road.

Boasting fresh styling, a sleek profile, improved quality throughout and an optional massive panoramic ‘Zenith’ windscreen, this is a car that’s a reinvention of its popular predecessor, which sold more than two million examples worldwide.

To further promote money-saving greener driving, most versions feature a Gear Efficiency Indicator (GEI), which alerts the driver at the optimum moment to change gear – helping them to minimise fuel consumption.

In terms of engine options the new C3 offers a choice of two petrol power-plants — one of which was co-developed with BMW. With a combined cycle fuel economy of as little as 6.3 l/100 km, the new Citroën C3 offers economical motoring. The  carbon dioxide rating is from as little as 145 g/km.

The new C3 features an array of active and passive safety equipment, which includes a reinforced body structure and ESP, ABS with EBD, up to six airbags, EBA as standard, as well as the availability of cruise control with speed limiter on two of the three variants.

The new C3 will be offered in three core trim levels — VT, VTR+ and Exclusive.

Prices start at $24,990 plus on road costs for the Citroën C3 VT, while the VTR+ costs $29,990 with the combination of a petrol engine and an automatic gearbox. Topping the range is the C3 Exclusive with the petrol engine/automatic gearbox priced at $34,990 with all prices exclusive of on road costs.

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