New £25,000 electrical Citroen e-C3 to be unveiled on 17 October


The subsequent-generation, all-electric Citroën C3 will likely be unveiled at midday on Tuesday, 17 October, the model has confirmed. 

Autocar reported in June that the brand new C3 will value “under €25,000” in Europe. That converts to £21,600, though – factoring in the price of changing the mannequin to right-hand drive and importing it to the UK – it’s anticipated to hit the street at round £25,000.

This may make the ë-C3 the most affordable electrical automotive presently out there within the UK, undercutting the BYD Dolphin (£25,490).

The brand new mannequin will likely be equivalent in its dimensions to the outgoing combustion-engined C3 and have a robust relationship with the ‘CC21’ C3 launched in India and Latin America final yr. 

A brand new video posted to social media reveals that its styling is impressed by the Oli idea proven final yr, that includes comparable lighting signatures to the forward-thinking pick-up. 



The ë-C3 will likely be “totally geared up” with niceties together with air con and electrical home windows, Citroën stated in June, including that it is going to be underpinned by a “BEV-native” platform. It added that the brand new automotive would have a spread of greater than 186 miles, however didn’t reveal additional technical particulars. 

Citroën burdened the persevering with significance of the C3 to its vary. Gross sales have topped 5.5 million because the mannequin first appeared and the corporate is in search of worldwide growth.

Citroën CEO Thierry Koskas, who can also be gross sales and advertising and marketing chief of the entire Stellantis group, stated the brand new C3 could be provided in a much-simplified three-level vary, every of which could have a most of 5 choices.

He believes this simplicity will help consumers who are sometimes confused and pissed off by vary complexity and also will streamline the manufacturing system at Citroën’s manufacturing unit in Slovakia.

Citroen Oli prototype driving front


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