Citroen C3 – The Citroen C3 is a produced by the French manufacturer Citroen since 2002 subcompact B. Citroen Saxo replaced in the lineup and is currently in its second generation. If in five-door body, with the first generation will also occur in a two-door convertible version, called the C3 Pluriel. A three door model, marketed with a similar design of the second generation, as a premium model is like the DS3 available.A mini MPV version of the Citroen C3 was announced in July 2008, called the C3 Picasso and was presented at the Paris Salon of 2008. In South America, is a mini SUV version called C3 Aircross, produced and marketed locally.
The first generation Citroen C3 was launched at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show to life and began marketing the beginning of 2002as a five-door hatchback. It was with 1.1, 1.4 and 1.6 -liter petrol engines with 1.4 and 1.6 liter common- rail diesel engines. All models come standard with a five -speed manual or semi manual with optional shift paddles, except for the Stop & Start model, which SensoDrive with the transmission Citroen, a five -speed gearbox was semi automatic with manual and automatic mode. The SX model was the only version that has the option of a four-speed fully automatic transmission.In accordance with PSA Group policy, the C3 chassis for the Peugeot 1007 and the Peugeot 207 was used. Many components of the C3 are the same as those of the Peugeot 206.
In 2006, a smaller Citroen C3 redesign was given repositioned to the front with an imposing bumper, wider lower air intake, a single air intake slit Under the newly designed grille and a number plate. The rear of the car has also been redesigned light clusters with colored glass hull recording Given. The interior was also with the installation of a newly designed instrument panel with high quality workmanship, as well as more modern new instrument cluster easier to read, the provision of information to the driver improved. Adding light gray metallic around the central part of the instrument panel and air vents contributed to the updated interior trim, such as the rear door panels and trim front and completely redesigned. The management has also been improved, so that weighs up to speed. Citroen also added a new L 16 valve 1.6 HDi diesel engine in the range, capable of 110 PS 82 kW, 110 hp. The Pluriel also received similar interior changes, but otherwise unchanged.