Citroen C3 Vs Maruti Ignis Comparison

The Citroen C3 specs have been leaked ahead of launch. Let’s see how it compares to Maruti Ignis on aspects like prices, specifications, features, and mileage.

The Citroen C3 will finally launch on July 20. Many Citroen dealerships are said to be accepting pre-bookings for the C3. Now, several specifications of the upcoming car have surfaced online. This includes engine options and dimensions. The compact car will be positioned much below the C5 Aircross. It will take on the likes of Maruti Ignis, Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite, and the Renault Kiger. Our Citroen C3 vs Maruti Ignis comparison here will let you know how these two stack up against each other.

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Citroen C3 Vs Maruti Ignis Comparison

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Citroen C3Rs 6 lakh (expected starting)
Maruti Suzuki IgnisRs 5.10 lakh (starting)

The Citroen C3 is likely to come with a starting price of roughly Rs 6 lakh. The top-spec trim might cost upwards of Rs 9 lakh. On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis price ranges from Rs 5.10 lakh- 7.72 lakh (ex-showroom). 

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Citroen C3 vs Maruti Ignis Specifications Comparison

SpecsCitroen C3Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Engine1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol/ 1.2-liter turbo-petrol1.2-liter petrol
Power82 hp/ 110 hp83 hp
Torque115 Nm/ 190 Nm113Nm
Transmission5-speed manual/ 6-speed manual gearbox. 5-speed manual/ 5-speed AMT

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis comes with a 1.2-liter petrol engine making 83 hp and 113 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. For transmission, it is paired with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. 

The Citroen C3 is said to be powered by a 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol motor that will offer 82 hp of power and 115 Nm of torque. The higher variants are likely to come with a 1.2-liter turbo-petrol (110 hp and 190 Nm). While the former will come mated to a 5-speed manual, the latter will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox. 

citroen c3 front three quarters
Citroen C3 Front Three Quarters


Maruti Suzuki Ignis20.89 kmpl
2022 Citreon C319 km/l

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis offers a mileage of 20.89 kmpl. Reportedly, the 2022 Citreon C3 is said to come with 19 kmpl mileage.

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Citroen C3 vs Maruti Ignis Comparison – Design and Features

2022 Citreon C3Maruti Suzuki Ignis
LED DRLSDual-tone theme
digital instrumentation15-inch alloy wheels
customization optionsRear roof-mounted spoiler
10-inch widescreen touchscreen60:40 split rear seats
Android Auto/Apple CarplayPush start/stop button
3-Spoke Steering Wheel LayoutTilt steering-mounted controls
Automatic Climate ControlAutomatic climate control
Split Air-Con VentsAuto-foldable ORVMs, and a t
Cruise ControlTouchscreen infotainment system
mirrors with internal adjustmentDual front airbags,
10 exciting color combinationsABS with EBD
Dual-tone roofsStandard rear parking sensors

The new Citroen C3 will be marginally smaller than the Renault Kiger. It is said to measure 3,981 x 1733 x 1,586mm and comes with a 2,540mm wheelbase. The upcoming car will be sold with 3 customization packs – Vibe, Elegance, and Energy. There can be a total of 56 customization options through a set of 70 accessories. The C3 will be offered with 10 exciting color combinations with the option of dual-tone roofs. This includes Zesty Orange, Platinum Grey, Polar White, and Steel Grey.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Facelift
Maruti Ignis receive its facelift in 2020 and could be approaching the fag end of its lifecycle.

On the inside, the Citroen C3 features a geometric design theme with the tubular central panel in contrasting colors and split AC vents. You will also get a phone mount, numerous cubbies, class-leading elbow, knee, and headroom. Additional features include LED DRLS, digital instrumentation, customization options, a 10-inch widescreen touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, and a squarish steering wheel with controls. The screen will be a free-standing unit on the center console.

On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis measures 3700 x 1690 x 1595mm. It comes with a 2,435mm wheelbase. The hatchback features a dual-tone theme with 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear roof-mounted spoiler, and 60:40 split rear seats. Additional features include a push start/stop button, tilt steering-mounted controls, automatic climate control, auto-foldable ORVMs, and a touchscreen infotainment system. For safety, the car has dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and standard rear parking sensors. So, which of the two models in our Citroen C3 vs Maruti Ignis comparison impress you more?

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