A new Citroen C3 will debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with the usual facelift of new bumpers and lights and revised engine range.
Astonishingly – for the Citroen C3 is a bit bland – it’s much the same car under the skin as the brilliant DS3, but the C3 is the DS3 with the sparkle missing.
And it looks like the sparkle of the DS3 will still be missing from the C3 as it gets a mid-life facelift, with nothing much going on except the usual facelift fodder of new bumpers and lights, a tweak or two to the trim and a bit of fiddling with the engine range.
So the 2013 Citroen C3 comes with the de rigueur new lights and bumpers at the front and back and a new grill to bring it up to date and a new colour choice – Ink blue. Inside, the new C3 gets chrome details and soft touch dash with new trim strips in matt black, warm brown or Moondust grey to match new upholstery choices, and the instruments get back-lit in white. Oh, and you can still have a Zenith panoramic roof where the windscreen flows in to the roof.
Under the bonnet there’s a new pair off PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines, with a choice of a 67bhp 1.0 litre or 81bhp 1.2 litre (taken straight from the new Peugeot 208) as well as the 1.6 litre petrol and a quartet of diesels – HDi 70, e-HDi 70, HDi 90 and e-HDi 115.
The 2013 Citroen C3 facelift goes on sale in the UK in the summer.