By Brendan Moore
Citroen unveiled its new C3 supermini this morning in Paris, and the new car gives a very good account of itself.
More than ever, the C3 makes a statement. And, if this car could talk, it would say something along the lines of, “I’m smart, I’m young, I’m good-looking and I’m ready to do something fun.”
In most auto markets of the world, that is a guarantee of sales success. And it appears the new C3 has the goods to be successful.
Citroën is calling the C3’s new look “Visiodrive”, which refers to the airy greenhouse styling, particularly the huge new wrap-around windshield that extends very far back into the roofline. The tint on the huge windshield gets darker as you go up, thereby ensuring the occupants won’t get roasted on sunny days.
The design of the new C3 is tighter and more active. It is more upscale, and this theme continues in the interior, which is higher-quality than the previous C3, as well as the C3’s European competition.