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Citroen C3 Shine 2021 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.

 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 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.

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

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

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.

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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