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    Citroen eC3

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    The price of Citroen eC3, a Hatchback, ranges from Rs. 11.97 - 13.56 Lakh. It is available in 11 variants. eC3 has an NCAP rating of 0 stars and comes with 2 airbags. Citroen eC3 is available in 14 colours. Users have reported a driving range of 320 km for eC3.
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    Citroen eC3 Price

    Citroen eC3 price for the base model starts at Rs. 11.97 Lakh and the top model price goes upto Rs. 13.56 Lakh (Avg. ex-showroom). eC3 price for 11 variants is listed below.

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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 11.97 Lakh
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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 12.70 Lakh
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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 12.76 Lakh
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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 12.91 Lakh
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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 13.06 Lakh
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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 13.20 Lakh
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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 13.26 Lakh
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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 13.41 Lakh
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    Rs. 13.41 Lakh
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    29.2 kWh, Electric, Automatic, 320 km
    Rs. 13.56 Lakh
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    Citroen eC3 Latest Updates

    • Citroen India has tested its electric hatchback, the eC3, for safety ratings and the results are quite disappointing. The test model that came equipped with front driver and passenger airbags, belt load limiter, and a seat belt reminder, has scored zero stars in the Global NCAP crash test. The eC3 scored 20.86 out of 34 points in adult occupant tests and 10.55 out of 49 points in child occupant protection tests

      21 Mar 2024

    • Citroen has introduced a new top-spec variant in the eC3 range. Prices of this new Shine variant start at Rs. 13.20 lakh.

      24 Jan 2024

    Citroen eC3 Car Specifications

    PriceRs. 11.97 Lakh onwards
    Fuel TypeElectric
    Driving Range320 km
    Safety0 Star (Global NCAP)
    TransmissionAutomatic
    Seating Capacity5 Seater
    Battery Capacity29.2 kWh

    Citroen eC3 Summary

    Price

    Citroen eC3 price ranges between Rs. 11.97 Lakh - Rs. 13.56 Lakh depending on the variant selected.

    When was the Citroen eC3 launched?

    The Citroen eC3 was launched in India on 27 February, 2023.

    What variants does it get?

    The eC3 is offered in two variants, namely, Live and Feel.

    What features are available in the Citroen eC3?

    The Citroen eC3 features split headlamps, LED DRLs, blacked-out ORVMs, and 15-inch steel wheels with covers. Customers can choose from four mono-tone options and nine dual-tone options.

    Inside, the electric hatchback comes equipped with a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, steering-mounted controls, a height-adjustable driver seat, and four speakers. The model has a seating capacity of five occupants.

    What are the engine, performance, and specifications of the Citroen eC3?

    The Citroen eC3 sources power from a 29.2kWh battery pack generating an output of 56bhp and 143Nm of torque. The model has an ARAI-certified range of 320kms on a single full charge.

    Is the Citroen eC3 a safe car?

    The eC3 has not been tested yet by an NCAP body.

    What are the rivals to the Citroen eC3?

    Rivals to the electric C3 include the likes of the Tata Tiago EV.

    How is the Citroen eC3 car?

    • Pros

      • Claimed range - The eC3's battery pack offers a claimed range of 320km (MIDC cycle)
      • Space - Good battery-pack packaging translates into a full boot and complete engine bay
      • Steering - Offers one a decent impression of what’s happening at the front wheels
      • Positioning - A budget EV for the Indian market intending to be an early adopter
      • Funky looks - No different from the regular C3, host of catchy design elements. 
    • Cons

      • Lacks features - On the flip side, the car lacks essential/feel-good features
      • Restricted performance - Feels out-of-breath as you approach its 107kmph top-speed mark
      • Cabin noise - Obvious cabin sounds that would've otherwise been cancelled by the IC engine.

    Citroen eC3 2024 Verdict

    Given the current scenario, a car like eC3 will cater to those that need a second car with fixed running. And also for those looking at a cost-effective way to gain green credentials.

    Citroen eC3 Car Review

    We have driven the new eC3 which is Citroen's first electric vehicle for India. It will be launched in February 2023

    What is it?

    Citroen is playing the long game in India and instead of going for a model in the very competitive sub-4 B SUV segment, it has brought in a budget EV for the Indian market with the aim of being an early adopter. This EV is an electric version of their C3 hatchback and has been developed alongside the ICE version.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    In terms of exterior design, this eC3 looks no different from the regular C3 and that’s because Citroen had developed both the cars side-by-side and has them underpinned by the same platform. It’s a very funky-looking car with a host of design elements to catch your attention. Up front, you get the same double-barrel Citroen logo with LED eyebrows and low-set headlamps. 

    Left Side View

    In the profile, you can see the ‘e’ electric logo and heavy shoulder line while at the rear you get wrap-around tail lamps and ec3 badging as a part of the overall design. The charge port door has been fitted on the right front while the alloy wheels you see on our test car are actually accessories and in a stock form you only have wheel covers of a similar design.   

    Is the cabin of the Citroen eC3 any good?

    Dashboard

    Like the outside, the cabin of the eC3 is shared almost part-for-part with the ICE-powered C3. You get the same dual-tone dashboard, digital instrument cluster and fabric seats with a contrasting colour scheme. It looks and feels just like the regular C3 which should work in its favour in terms of normalising EVs and of course maintaining the brand identity that Citroen has developed with the C3.

    Instrument Cluster

    Up front, the instrument cluster is still a basic black-and-white MID but has been slightly modified to include things like charge percentage and dual trip meters. In this top-spec Pure variant that we drove, you get a 10.2-inch display with an easy-to-use and colourful interface. The display itself is bright and clear with quick paths to all functions. It lacks any physical buttons and has a glossy finish but does come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Second Row Seats

    One place where the C3 and now even the eC3 score high is interior space. Having had to not build an EV into the ICE model, Citroen has packed the batteries in the wheelbase completely thus maintaining the full boot and complete engine bay. At 2540mm, it has the largest wheelbase in the segment. On the fronts of legroom, headroom and shoulder room it is very spacious, especially in the second row where three medium-sized adults can sit abreast without a struggle. However, having a battery pack underneath has resulted in a high floor for the second row and thus reduced under-thigh support. The second row is also bare bones with no armrest, a 60:40 split folding function but you do get two USB ports. 

    Second Row Seats

    What it makes up for in space and looks, the eC3 loses out in terms of features. You get the digital cluster, touchscreen and even a very easy-to-use connected car app (My Citroen). 

    Front View

    Still, on the flip side, the car is lacking feel-good features like projector headlamps, alloy wheels, ambient lighting, full-colour MID and climate control. You only get two airbags in both variants. At the time of doing this review, neither the C3 nor eC3 had been tested for a GNCAP safety rating.   

    Is the Citroen eC3 nice to drive?

    Right Front Three Quarter

    The eC3 is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor producing 56bhp/143Nm and mated to a single-speed transmission powering the front wheels. You get two driving modes-Standard and Eco and a regeneration function for sending charge back to the battery pack. Crucially, you get a 29.2kWh battery pack giving you a theoretical range of 320km (MIDC cycle) making it one of the largest in the segment.

    Right Side View

    Just one glance at the numbers tells you that Citroen’s entire focus is just on the range. It’s a got a massive battery pack for its expected segment, in fact almost as much as the Tata Nexon EV Prime but with an electric motor having a far smaller output. This limit of this smaller output is very evident in the way the car gets off the line. Citroen claims a 0-60kmph time of 6.8 seconds which it does very well and we have no doubt in our real-world acceleration test it will match this number. However, beyond that, as you inch closer to the 107kmph top-speed mark, the car feels out of breath and you will really need to egg it on to achieve the number. There are two drive modes eco and normal but there’s very little to discern them in terms of restricted output. What’s more even the regen function offers very little engine braking and you would, in the real world, need to do a lot to put a significant amount of chargeback in the batteries. 

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Where the eC3 is expected to do its best work is in city conditions. Yes, we are talking about narrow lanes and bumper-to-bumper traffic with an occasional sprinkling of enthusiastic jaunts on larger multi-lane city highways. The claimed range is 320km and we expect that in real-world conditions it will offer a mileage of 220km to 240km.

    Engine Shot

    One of the areas that impressed us was the steering response on the eC3. Generally, budget cars at this level have an overly assisted rack with very little feel and usually lack a self-centring mechanism. Right off the bat, the eC3’s rack had weight and response giving you a decent impression of what’s going on with the front wheels. It doesn’t weigh up too well as you up the speed but does the job as required. The presence of self-centring was another surprise and definitely improves the driving experience. In the many years now that ICE cars have existed, the engine noise has always been a cancelling factor in terms of drowning out tyre and AC noise but the lack of it has resulted in a host of sounds being present in the cabin. NVH insulation could have definitely gone up a notch for this EV version but it’s not a deal breaker when looking at the overall picture.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Given our limited time with the car and our test drive location, we will save our opinion about ride and handling when we get to put the eC3 through CarWale’s gamut of real-world tests. However, we can tell you that both will be different from the regular C3 due to the additional 280kgs that this car has over its ICE sibling.

    EV Car Charging Input Plug

    Citroen says that the eC3 can be DC fast-charged every single time thus removing the need for a wall box charger and it will not provide one either for buyers. It gets CCS2 fast charging which will juice up the car in the range of 57-60 minutes. Home charging needs will be met via a 15amp unit giving the car a full battery in 10.30 hours. All of Citroen’s current showrooms and future ones would have DC fast charging facilities open not just to Citroen owners but other EV buyers.   

    Should you buy the Citroen eC3?

    Front View

    Citroen’s focus on a huge range and massive interior space will be the selling points of the car. Given the present state of things, a car like eC3 will cater to those that need a second car with fixed running, someone looking for a cost-effective way to gain green credentials or someone who uses a car minimally and wants to stand out in the crowd. We expect Citroen to price the two variants of the eC3 in the range of Rs 10.50 lakh to Rs 13 lakh putting in competition with other EVs like the Tiago, Tigor and even the two-door MG EV that will launch later this year. 

    Photography: Kaustubh Gandhi

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    Citroen eC3 2024 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

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    Citroen eC3 Range

    Citroen eC3 range claimed by ARAI is 320 km.

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    Citroen eC3 User Reviews

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      Very excellent car in this price range, build quality is superb (MNC quality standards) and very comfort in driving. Safety features are also great and boot space is also great. Overall this is best car, must buy.
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    • "Spark of Innovation: Unveiling the Citron C3 Electric Revolution"
      The Citroën C3 electronic car exceeds expectations with its cutting-edge technology and eco-friendly design. Its sleek exterior is matched by a thoughtfully crafted interior, providing both comfort and style. The electric propulsion system delivers a smooth and quiet ride, while the impressive range ensures practicality for daily use. The intuitive infotainment system and advanced safety features make every journey enjoyable and secure. Citroën has truly set a new standard in the electric vehicle market with the C3, offering a compelling combination of innovation and sustainability.
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    • Nice start
      Too new to say Citroen should focus on total cost of ownership . Pros Design price style Cons Performance unknown reliability as many new cars Network should be proved Need to make world cars like corolla
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    • Awesome car
      Driving is very smooth, very best design, safety features good, 260 km mileage time charge, boot space large , better than tiago.
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    • value for money
      Budget friendly high specification super suspension starting pick up is very super, look vise fantabulous, audio system super sound crystal clear my favorite very nice car in budget friendly car.
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    FAQs About Citroen eC3

    Price
    Q: What is the avg ex-showroom price of Citroen eC3 base model?
    The avg ex-showroom price of Citroen eC3 base model is Rs. 11.97 Lakh which includes a registration cost of Rs. 8160, insurance premium of Rs. 48772 and additional charges of Rs. 2100.

    Q: What is the avg ex-showroom price of Citroen eC3 top model?
    The avg ex-showroom price of Citroen eC3 top model is Rs. 13.56 Lakh which includes a registration cost of Rs. 8000, insurance premium of Rs. 55390 and additional charges of Rs. 2100.

    Performance
    Q: What is the ARAI driving range of Citroen eC3?
    The ARAI driving range of Citroen eC3 is 320 km.

    Specifications
    Q: What is the battery capacity in Citroen eC3?
    Citroen eC3 has a battery capacity of 29.2 kWh.

    Q: What is the seating capacity in Citroen eC3?
    Citroen eC3 is a 5 seater car.

    Q: What are the dimensions of Citroen eC3?
    The dimensions of Citroen eC3 include its length of 3981 mm, width of 1733 mm and height of 1586 mm. The wheelbase of the Citroen eC3 is 2540 mm.

    Features
    Q: Does Citroen eC3 get a sunroof?
    No, Citroen eC3 doesn't have a sunroof.

    Q: Does Citroen eC3 have cruise control?
    No, Citroen eC3 doesn't come with a cruise control. With the Cruise control enabled you can take your foot off the accelerator and move at a fixed speed constantly provided the road system permits this.

    Safety
    Q: How many airbags does Citroen eC3 get?
    The top Model of Citroen eC3 has 2 airbags. The eC3 has driver and front passenger airbags.

    Q: Does Citroen eC3 get ABS?
    Yes, all variants of Citroen eC3 have ABS. ABS is a great accident prevention technology, allowing drivers to steer while braking hard.

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