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Facelifted Citroen C3 gets updated look and detail improvements

Date: 11 February 2020   |   Author: Illya Verpraet

Citroen has announced details of the facelifted version of its C3 supermini, which offers subtly revised styling, the option of comfort seats and more personalisation options.

Every new C3 now LED headlights, and optionally, larger 17in wheels can be fitted. User-choosers who get a say in the spec of their car will be pleased that the number of exterior colour combinations has gone up to 97, from 36 - thanks to contrasting roof and body colour options, coloured inserts, different Airbump panels and graphics for the roof.

In terms of powertrains, the facelifted C3 mirrors the outgoing model: There's a 1.5-litre diesel with 100hp and a 1.2 three-cylinder engine which comes with 83 or 110hp. The diesel and the lower-power petrol get a five-speed manual gearbox, while the more powerful petrol gets a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. It's worth noting that you can get the same 1.2-litre engine in a Vauxhall Corsa or Peugeot 208, but in those cars, it can be paired with a more modern eight-speed auto.

Inside, the biggest change is the option of 'advanced comfort' seats, which are more thickly padded and should be more ergonomic. The driver also a new arm rest. To complete the luxury ambience, the C3 can now be optioned with 'Techwood ambience', which adds light-coloured upholstery and wood trim.

The updated C3 still gets a 7in touch screen with optional navigation. It's compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With the facelift, it gains the ability to automatically call the emergency services in the event of an accident. In addition, the C3 can now be optioned with front parking sensors.

Orders for the facelifted C3 open in April, with first deliveries expected in June. Prices will be announced later.