The fourth generation of the Citroën C3 will be a reality in the year 2023. The popular Citroën utility will be completely renewed and will adapt to the new times. One of the great novelties that will enter the scene will be two 100% electric versions. Both marketed under the name Citroën ë-C3.
The Citroën C3 2020 has started its commercialization just a few months ago. The third generation of the successful and popular Citroën utility vehicle has undergone a major mid-cycle upgrade. Now, in the headquarters of the firm of the «chevrons» the fourth generation of the C3 is already being glimpsed.
Citroën has already got down to work and the project is underway. It is known internally with the code « CC21 ». This generational change will come at a crucial time for the automotive industry in Europe. The C3 will be completely renovated. It will launch a platform, design, technology, and engines.
Citroën ë-C3, an electric car cheaper than the Peugeot e-208
The fourth generation of the C3 will bet without complexes by electrification. And proof of this is that it will enrich its mechanical offer with two electrical variants. The Citroën ë-C3 will be a reality . An electric car that will be positioned as a more decaffeinated and affordable alternative to the Peugeot e-208, one of the electric cars with the best sales figures in the Old Continent. Nor should we lose sight of the Opel Corsa-e.
The electric C3 will follow a very different strategy from that of the rest of the B segment electric companies that we can find at the moment in the Groupe PSA. The new ë-C3 will be offered in two versions, both less powerful and performance less than the e-208. Therefore, this new electric from Citroën will be a more affordable and economical option with which to leap electric mobility.
The ë-C3 range will consist of two versions, both less powerful than the Peugeot e-208, a model that has a 100 kW (136 hp) engine and is powered by a 50 kWh battery. Two engines are expected to be around 37 kW (50 hp) and 59 kW (80 hp) respectively. As for the batteries, their capacity will be about 30 or 40 kWh.
The “low cost” variant of the CMP platform
One of the main and determining keys of the new ë-C3 will be, without a doubt, its battery. The “heart” of any electric car. Citroën will be supplied with Svolt batteries that will be manufactured in Europe. All these thanks to the agreement reached by PSA with Revolt.
The fourth-generation Citroën C3 will be a new vehicle on a technical level. And it is that it will make use of a new base. It will be supported by a new “low cost” variant of the CMP platform. The Citroën model will be technically simpler than the Peugeot 208. The production of the new C3 will take place in Trnava (Slovakia).
Carlos Tavares, President, and CEO of Groupe PSA, has indicated that the new generation of the C3 Aircross will mark the beginning of a new era for Citroën. The electric C3 is set to play a key role in the urban electric market. It will not compete in autonomy, it will compete in price.