Unlike in India, the C3 has been available in Latin America with an automatic gearbox since its launch in September 2022, but this version was only available with the Feel Pack.
Citroën has the will to develop the automatic range as the brand will offer it from the entry-level Live trim level. In fact, by the second half of the year, the brand should offer an extended range by offering the automatic gearbox on the first trim level to make the automatic transmission more accessible.
Offered only in the Feel Pack version, sold from R$ 97,790 (€ 18,350), the automatic gearbox option should therefore be much more accessible with the entry-level Live version and would always be associated with the engine. 1.6 petrol engine with 113 bhp on petrol and 120 bhp on ethanol.
The entry-level Live version is a fairly bare-bones version of the C3 with sheet metal rims and hubcaps or unpainted door handles, but it focuses more on comfort features than aesthetics. In fact, the C3 Live comes with two airbags, ABS, ESP and hill-hold assist, as well as air conditioning, central locking, a tyre pressure warning light and electric windows.
With this extended range, Citroën hopes to attract more buyers and boost sales of the C3, which is ranked fifth in its segment since the beginning of the year and has already sold more than 16,000 units since its launch in Brazil.