The Citroen C3 specs have been leaked ahead of launch. Let’s see how it compares to Renault Kwid 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 Renault Kwid comparison here will let you know how these two stack up against each other.
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|Citroen C3||Rs 6 lakh (expected starting)|
|Renault Kwid||Rs 5.9 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 Renault KWID 1.0 RXL is priced at Rs 4.72 Lakh (ex-showroom).
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Citroen C3 vs Renault Kwid Specifications Comparison
|Specs||Citroen C3||Renault Kwid|
|Engine||1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol/ 1.2-liter turbo-petrol||1.0-liter SCe petrol|
|Power||82 hp/ 110 hp||67.06bhp|
|Torque||115 Nm/ 190 Nm||91Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/ 6-speed manual gearbox||5-speed manual|
The Renault Kwid is powered by a 1.0-liter SCe petrol engine that outputs 67.06bhp of power and 91nm of torque. For transmission, it is paired with a manual transmission. 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.
|Renault Kwid||21.0 kmpl|
|2022 Citreon C3||19.8 kmpl/ 19.4kmpl|
The Renault Kwid offers a mileage of 21.0kmpl. Reportedly, the 2022 Citroen C3 is said to come with 19.8 kmpl mileage for the 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The 1.2-liter turbo-petrol engine offers a mileage of 19.4 kmpl.
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Citroen C3 vs Renault Kwid Comparison – Design and Features
|LED DRLS||14-inch black wheels|
|digital instrumentation||Keyless entry|
|Dual-tone roofs||manual AC|
|10-inch widescreen touchscreen||electric ORVMs|
|Android Auto/Apple Carplay||day/night IRVM|
|3-Spoke Steering Wheel Layout||reversing camera|
|Automatic Climate Control||8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)|
|Split Air-Con Vents||dual front airbags|
|Cruise Control||ABS with EBD|
|Mirrors with internal adjustment||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 color combinations with the option of dual-tone roofs. This includes Zesty Orange, Platinum Grey, Polar White, and Steel Grey.
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 Renault Kwid is one of the most popular lower-B-segment hatchbacks in India. It measures 3731 x 1579 x 1490mm and comes with a 2,422 mm wheelbase. The compact car comes with 14-inch black wheels, keyless entry, manual AC, electric ORVMs, a day/night IRVM, a reversing camera, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors. So, which of the two models in our Citroen C3 vs Renault Kwid comparison impresses you more?