2023 Citroen E-C3 Launched In India, Prices Start From Rs 11.50 Lakh – Range, Design, Features, Specs

Electric cars are said to be slowly entering the Indian market by making space for themselves against their petrol counterparts. In fact, carmakers are now launching both ICE and BEV versions of the same car. While Tata Motors and MG kickstarted this trend, Citroen has alog joined the bandwagon with the E-C3. The French brand has launched the electrified avatar of its C3 hatchback. In simple words, the Citroen E-C3 electric hatchback is finally launched in India, with prices starting from Rs 11.50 lakh, ex-showroom. What exactly it brings to the table. Scroll down and read to find out.

Citroen E-C3: Exterior

On the outside, the Citroen E-C3 is distinctive when compared with other offerings. However, in comparison to the ICE-version, the big change here is the addition of a lid on the front right fender, which hides the charging ports. Also, a couple of eC3 badges can be seen around the car. Unlike other OEMs, French marque has decided to keep away from tacky and quirky – green or blue inserts. As for size, it measures  3981mmin length, 1,733 in width, and 1,604 mm in height, while the wheelbase is 2,540 mm. All of it is identical to the petrol version. The SUV-like treatment is apparent and makes it look superb.

Citroen E-C3: Interior

The cabin too follows the suit like the exterior. Yes, it does look identical to the E-C3’s petrol counterpart. The overall design for the cabin is crisp, but the electrified C3 comes with day-night IRVM, which was not available on the Citroen C3 initially. Another change on the inside includes a new toggle-type drive selector. The feature list is long here, it includes a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, power windows, automatic AC and more. Power-foldable and power-adjustable ORVMs aren’t a part of the package yet.

Citroen E-C3: Powertrain

The motor on the 2023 Citroen E-C3 has peak power and torque output of 57 Hp and 143 Nm, respectively. With an ARAI-claimed range of 320 km, the E-C3 can go from standstill to 60 kmph in 6.8 seconds, while the top whack is restricted at 107 kmph. There are two driving modes on offer – Eco and Standard. Also, it features regenerative braking. Citroen has further added a 3.3 kW charger onboard the E-C3, and the hatchback is also CCS2 fast-charging compatible.

Citroen E-C3: Variant-Wise Prices & Rivals

There are only two variants of the hatchback on sale – Live and Feel, priced at Rs 11.50 lakh and Rs 12.13 lakh, respectively. Next up on the list is the Feel variant with Vibe Pack and the same with dual-tone paint finish. Talking of rivals, the Citroen E-C3 will go against the likes of the Tata Tiago EV and Tata Tigor EV.