The 2020 Citroën C3
The 2020 Citroën C3 will arrive in Ireland this summer

Citroën Ireland has announced details of the updated Citroën C3 hatchback, which will arrive in Ireland this July for the 202 registration plate.

For 2020, Citroën promises that the C3 will have even more personality and customisation. Styling updates include a new chrome strip extending upwards into LED daytime running lights to form a new front-end design. The newly designed headlamps also come with LED technology on all trim levels for the first time.

The number of colour customisation options available has gone from 36 to 97 combinations with new body colours, roof combinations, wing mirror casings and coloured inserts on the fog lights and the Airbump® surround. There are also new 16″ and 17″ alloy wheel designs.

On the inside, the 2020 Citroën C3 will have two new optional interior colour choices and enhanced technology thanks to a 7’’ touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto. Advanced Comfort Seats, which are part of the Citroën Advanced Comfort programme and previously seen on the new C5 Aircross SUV and C4 Cactus are now available for the first time on the new C3. These seats provide enhanced comfort with padding, lumbar support and a special 15 mm surface foam for “unrivalled softness”.

The updated interior for the 2020 Citroën C3
The updated interior for the 2020 Citroën C3

Other equipment includes front parking sensors, keyless entry and start, hill start assist, active safety brake, road sign recognition, auto dimming full beam headlights and to ensure safety in the event of an incident, Citroën ConnectedCAM, Citroën’s factory fitted dashcam.  Citroën has confirmed that Aviva Ireland offers C3 customers a 10% insurance discount on their annual premium.

The engine line-up will remain the same with petrol and diesel options, but more transmission combinations will be added such as the PureTech petrol 110hp engine matched to an EAT6 automatic transmission or coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

In 2019, the C3 was Citroën’s bestselling model in Ireland, accounting for 21% of the brand’s passenger car sales. Order books for the new C3 will open in June with first vehicles arriving in Ireland in July.

Prices and specifications will be announced in late April.

Pat Ryan, Managing Director of Citroën Ireland, said:

“Following a strong January performance which saw our passenger car volume increase by over 67% we are delighted at the timing of the new C3 which will boost our momentum even further. The new C3 offers a unique look, a new front-end identity, more customisation and enhanced comfort and technology to benefit the everyday user. Our brand slogan is “Inspired By You” and with 97 colour customisation features available on the new C3 this is very much true as each customer can individually pick a colour combination to best express themselves.”

More customisation for the new C3
More customisation for the new C3