The Citroen C3 specs have been leaked ahead of launch. Let’s see how it compares to Tata Punch on aspects like prices, specifications, features, and mileage.
The Citroen C3 has finally gone on sale. We’ve already reported in great detail about the specifications and features of the new model. Of course, the compact car will be positioned under the C5 Aircross. It will take on the likes of Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite, and the Renault Kiger. Let’s see how it compares to the Tata Punch and which one is a better option!
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|Citroen C3||Rs 5.7 lakh – Rs 8.05 lakh (expected)|
|Tata Punch||Rs 5.83 lakh – Rs 9.49 lakh|
The Citroen C3 has gone on sale at a starting price of Rs 5.7 lakh. The top-spec model, which comes with a turbocharged petrol engine, costs Rs 8.05 lakh, while the fully-loaded non-turbo model costs Rs 6.9 lakh. On the other hand, the Tata Punch is priced between Rs 5.83 lakh and 9.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Going by the prices with relation to the specs, the C3 clearly comes across as the winner of this Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch comparison.
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Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch Specifications Comparison
|Specs||Citroen C3||Tata Punch|
|Engine||1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol/ 1.2-liter turbo-petrol||1.2-liter petrol|
|Power||82 PS/110 PS||86PS|
|Torque||115 Nm/ 190 Nm||113Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual/6-speed Manual||5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT|
The Tata Punch is powered by a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 86PS of power and 113Nm of torque. For transmission, it can be paired with a standard 5-speed manual or an optional 5-speed AMT. The Citroen C3, on the other hand, is on sale with two engine options – a 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol motor that outputs 82PS of power and 115 Nm of torque, and a 1.2-liter turbo-petrol mill that offers 110PS and 190 Nm. The less powerful motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the turbocharged version is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
|Tata Punch||19.8-19.4 kmpl|
|2022 Citreon C3||18.97-18.82 kmpl|
The French model is the clear winner of this part of our Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch comparison as it offers more mileage in the ARAI cycle. Compared to the peak mileage figure of 19.8 kmpl by the C3, the Punch manages slightly lesser at 18.97 kmpl.
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Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch Design and Features Comparision
|2022 Citreon C3||Tata Punch|
|LED DRLS||7-inch touchscreen system|
|digital instrumentation||semi-digital instrument cluster|
|customization options||auto AC|
|10-inch widescreen touchscreen||automatic headlights|
|Android Auto/Apple Carplay||connected car tech|
|3-Spoke Steering Wheel Layout||cruise control|
|Automatic Climate Control||dual front airbags|
|Split Air-Con Vents||ABS with EBD|
|Cruise Control||rear parking camera|
|mirrors with internal adjustment|
The new Citroen C3 is marginally smaller than the Tata Punch. It measures 3,981 x 1733 x 1,586mm and comes with a 2,540mm wheelbase. On the other hand, the Tata Punch measures 3,827 x 1742 x 1,615mm. It comes with a 2,445mm wheelbase. 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 Tata Punch comes with a 7-inch touchscreen system, a semi-digital instrument cluster, auto AC, automatic headlights, connected car tech), and cruise control. Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and a rear parking camera. Here, the Punch holds an advantage over the C3 as it offers goodies like auto headlamps, connected car tech, automatic AC, electric adjustments for ORVMs, and more.
From our Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch comparison here, it’s clear that the new model holds an edge over its rival. While it’s down on features, it costs lesser, offers a powerful turbocharged petrol engine, and even has better mileage. Moreover, it even looks more upmarket but then, looks are a subjective matter. Still, though, the C3 holds an edge over the Punch as it comes across as a better VFM product that not only delivers more power and mileage but even looks and feels more premium. Unfortunately, the automatic transmission option is yet to be launched, which means the Tata Punch and the Maruti Ignis have no additional competition in this aspect.