Citroen C3 Shine 2021 Review

We take the Citroen C3 for a Road Test Drive Review

Citroen C3 Shine brings some character and flair to a crowded small SUV segment.

With two tone colouring highlighting fog lights, external mirrors, airbump door trims and roof, the C3 has unique styling. The interior matches this unique style with a definite French flavour.

Citroen C3 Shine orange driving  Features include a 7 inch touch screen with smart phone mirroring, sat nav, The Airbump door linings are an excellent way of protecting against carpark bumps.

Citroen C3 Shine engine

Citroen C3 hatch is powered by a 1.2L PureTech drivetrain paired to a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels only.


The transmission is a little jerky around town, but the engine is willing and economical.

Citroen C3 Shine safety

Safety is a focus with reversing camera, driver alert, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, speed sign recognition and automatic headlights and wipers.

Citroen C3 Shine dash

Priced around the $30,000 mark, there are driveaway deals that your local dealer can discuss, the Citroen C3 is an urban SUV for those buyers looking for something with individuality.

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Citroen C3 Shine profile

What is good?

  • Quirky design
  • Well equipped
  • Airbump doors

What is not so good?

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Citroen C3 Shine

Model Price $28,990 MLP*
Engine 1.2L 3 Cyl Turbo
Drivetrain 6 Sp Sports AT FWD
Power 81kW at 5,500rpm
Torque 205 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Safety 4 Star ANCAP 2017
CO2 Emissions 118 g/km
Economy ADR 7.1 L/100km
0-100kmh  / Top Speed 5.2 sec / 250 kmh
Servicing 12 Months / 15000 km
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Citroen C3 Shine rear

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Street Appeal/Design 9
Technology/Connectivity 8
Value for Money 8


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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.