Citroen eC3 launched at Rs 11.50 lakh

    Like the petrol-powered Citroen C3, the eC3 EV is available in two variants – Live and Feel.

    Published On Feb 27, 2023 02:05:00 PM

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    Citroen has launched the eC3 in India, the electric version of the ICE-powered C3 hatchback. The eC3 starts at an introductory price of Rs 11.50 lakh for the Live variant, going up to Rs 12.43 lakh for the Feel variant with dual-tone paint option and Vibe Pack.

    Bookings for the Citroen eC3 are already underway for Rs 25,000 and will be on sale in 25 cities across India. 

    1. Features two driving modes - Eco, Standard
    2. Gets a 29.2kWh battery pack
    3. Squarely rivals the Tiago EV

    Here’s a detailed break-up of the prices of the Citroen eC3 electric. 

    Citroen eC3 prices
    VariantPrice
    LiveRs 11.50 lakh
    FeelRs 12.13 lakh
    Feel Vibe PackRs 12.18 lakh
    Feel dual-tone Vibe PackRs 12.43 lakh

    Citroen eC3 electric: powertrain, range and charging

    The Citroen eC3 gets a 29.2kWh battery pack, which powers the front axle-mounted electric motor that makes 57hp and 143Nm of peak torque. With this power, the eC3 can accelerate from 0-60 kph in a claimed 6.8 seconds and achieve a top-speed of 107kph. The Citroen eC3 also gets two driving modes – Eco and Standard – along with regenerative braking. 

    The Citroen eC3 has an ARAI-claimed range of 320km, and it gets two charging options. The first is a DC fast charger that can charge the battery pack from 10-80 percent in a claimed 57 minutes, and the second is a 3.3kW onboard AC charger that is also capable of CCS2 fast charging. The eC3 can also be topped up with the help of a home charger and it requires 10.5 hours to juice up from 10-100 percent. 

    Citroen eC3 electric: variants and features

    Like the ICE-powered C3, the eC3 EV is also offered in two variants – Live and Feel. The features, too, are similar to the petrol model with the higher-spec Feel getting a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four-speaker audio system and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. 

    The eC3 additionally gets connected car tech courtesy of the MyCitroen Connect app. It has 35 smart features that let you check things like the car’s charging status, its location, driving behaviour and the location of the nearest charging station. As far as safety features go, it gets dual airbags and ABS with EBD.

    Citroen eC3 electric: warranty details

    The French automaker is offering a 7 year/1,40,000km warranty on the battery pack, a 5 year/1,00,000km warranty on the electric motor and a 3 year/1,25,000km warranty on the electric hatchback itself. Citroen is offering a few extended warranty options on the car, electric motor and the battery. 

    Citroen eC3 electric: rivals

    The eC3 is priced at a premium over the Tata Tiago EV and it will be interesting to see how the market reacts. The eC3 is larger and technically sits at a sub-segment higher. It also has a few advantages in a larger and nicer touchscreen, however, the Tiago also seats five and has a far better spec sheet, with a lower price range of Rs 8.69 lakh-Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

    What do you think of Citroen eC3's pricing? Let us know in the comments below. 

    Also see:

    Citroen eC3 review, track drive: Chic Electric

    2023 Citroen eC3 electric video review

     

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    Subhash chandra bose - 286 days ago

    Pricing is expensive, while tiago XZ plus with all features cost 10.8 laks, the Feel variant which has moderate features cost almost 1.5 lakhs more. That is despite lack of liquid cooling and lesser warranty for the battery. And funfact is their dealer network is restricted to a dozen cities and their brand is new India. The price premium is not justifiable and Citroen has again missed opportunity.

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