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Citroen eC3 Electric Base Variant: First Look Walkaround of the Latest Arrival

Citroen’s entry into the Indian electric vehicle market has created quite a buzz with the launch of its electric hatchback, the Citroen eC3. Available in two variants, Live and Feel, the eC3 comes with a starting price of Rs 11.50 lakh for the Live trim and Rs 12.13 lakh for the Feel trim. While the Feel variant has garnered attention, we now have a closer look at the base Live variant, thanks to a detailed walkaround video by TheCarsShow by Arsh Jolly.

The Citroen eC3 Live trim offers a basic set of features. Its exterior and interior are identical to its internal combustion engine (ICE) sibling, sharing the same platform and dimensions. The eC3 measures 3,981mm in length, 1,733mm in width, 1,586mm in height, and boasts a ground clearance of 170mm.

In terms of exterior features, the Live trim comes with halogen head and tail lamps in a conventional design and halogen-based indicators. It misses out on LED daytime running lights (DRLs). The front fascia showcases black-colored plastic body cladding and a matte silver-finished Citroen logo. The eC3 EV is available in four mono-tone and nine dual-tone color options. On the sides, it features a charging port and manually operated outside rearview mirrors (ORVMs), while the Live trim rides on 15-inch steel wheels with covers. Other exterior details include blacked-out B and C pillars, black door handles, and Citroen badging with the eC3 logo at the rear. However, it lacks a rear wiper and defogger. The eC3 offers 315 liters of boot space with a spare wheel.

Inside, the eC3 Live variant offers basic features and misses out on a touchscreen infotainment system, which can be added as an accessory. It features fabric seat upholstery with fixed headrests, a non-height-adjustable driver’s seat, and a non-tilt-adjustable steering wheel.

In terms of safety, the eC3 Live trim comes equipped with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, and reverse parking sensors. It has two power windows in the front, a bottle holder on the driver’s side door, and manual AC controls.

The eC3 is powered by a 29.2 kWh battery pack and a 3.3 kW onboard AC charger coupled with an electric motor, offering 56 hp of power and 143 Nm of torque. It boasts a range of 320 km and supports fast charging, allowing an 80% charge in 57 minutes. Home charging takes approximately 10.5 hours. The eC3 can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 6.8 seconds.

Citroen offers a 3-year/1,25,000 km warranty on the eC3, along with a 7-year/1,40,000 km warranty on the battery pack and a 5-year/1,00,000 km warranty on the electric motor. The base Live variant aims to provide a more accessible option in India’s electric vehicle market, taking on rivals like the Tata Tiago EV.

Citroen eC3 Electric Base Variant: First Look Walkaround of the Latest Arrival
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