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Citroën ëC3 EV makes an appearance in the wild just weeks before launch

Highlights

  • The leak shows the ëC3 EV posing next to the Tata Nexon EV
  • Citroën will show off the new EV at the Auto Expo next month
  • Based on current rumours, the ëC3 could feature a competitive price tag

French automaker Citroën will officially unveil the ëC3 EV in less than a month from now. Ahead of its expected arrival, the electric SUV has made an appearance in the wild, giving us a decent idea about its design attributes.

The image comes from Tindivanam, Tamil Nadu, and was captured by auto enthusiast Harikrishnan Pisharody and shared by Rushlane. As you can see below, the image shows the Citroën ëC3 posing next to the Tata Nexon EV at what appears to be a DC fast charging station.

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Citroën ëC3 posing next to the Tata Nexon EV

On the design front, the EV isn’t different from the petrol version of the C3. There’s a different colour for the dual-tone roof compared to its ICE sibling. Unfortunately, since the leaked image only shows the rear portion of the vehicle, it’s unclear if there are any changes to the front grille.

The Citroën C3 (Petrol)

Citroën ëC3 Expected Features and Range

Based on initial reports, the ëC3 will feature a 63 kW electric motor that can deliver 86 BHP of power coupled with 143 Nm of peak torque.

Rumours also discuss a 30.2 kWh battery pack underneath, similar to the Tata Nexon EV Prime. Based on the range of the Tata offering, it’s likely that the Citroën ëC3 will be able to run for at least 300 km on a full charge, with possible support for DC fast charging.

Citroën ëC3 Expected Pricing and Availability

The ëC3 will be looking to compete with the Tata Nexon EV Prime in terms of pricing. Rumours say Citroën’s new EV will start from Rs 12 lakhs, giving it a significant advantage over the Nexon EV Prime.

If this leak is any indicator, the ëC3 is almost on the way. The company is expected to showcase the EV at the 2023 Auto Expo in January, where we’ll likely get more information on the car’s availability in India.

Source: Rushlane

 

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