Citroen eC3: Europe-spec vs India-spec
French automaker Citroen has pulled the wraps off the eC3 for the European market. However, it is not the same as the India-spec model. The eC3 available in the Western and Indian market are quite poles apart. It features a new platform, fresh look inside and out, and distinctive powertrain.
Citroen eC3: Design and Interior
The European-spec eC3 bears a modern design language and appears premium electric crossover. It gets a sculpted front bumper, a new Citroen logo, round fog lamps, C-shaped daytime driving lights, partly blanked-off grille, subtle body cladding, pull-up door handles (the India-spec has flap-type units), 17-inch alloy wheels, new taillamps, newly designed boot door, a distinctive rear bumper with a sliver insert. All these elements sets it apart from the India-spec model.
As mentioned earlier, the Europe-spec eC3 seems upmarket on the inside too. It features an angular dashboard, a new steering wheel, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a new minimalist instrument cluster, a wireless charging pad, automatic temperature control, powered mirrors with auto-fold and heating functions, and premium upholstery.
Citroen eC3: Features
Citroen offers a bunch of features for the Europe-spec model and the most significant features are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a heads-up display, and multiple airbags. Whereas, the India-spec eC3 comes with a more or less same 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, there is a plain vanilla digital instrument cluster, a four-speaker sound system, manual temperature control, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
Citroen eC3: Powertrain
The European eC3 gets a 44kWh battery pack paired with an electric motor that makes 113PS. With this, it offers a WLTP range of 320km on a full charge. There will be another version in the market with a range of 200km on a single charge. On the other hand, the India-spec eC3 is powered by a 29.2kWh unit linked to the 57PS electric motor. This electric crossover delivers a range of 320km, as per ARAI.
The eC3 on sale in Europe boasts faster charging with support to 100kW unit, which can charge it from 20 to 80 per cent in a claimed 26 minutes. The Indian eC3 charges the battery pack in 57 minutes from 10 to 80 per cent.
Citroen eC3: Pricing
The eC3 available in India is priced between Rs 11.50 lakh and Rs 12.68 lakh (both ex-showroom). It is available in two variants. Whereas, the prices of the Europe-spec model start at 19,000.
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