Citroën continues to market the C3 in the South-East Asia region with a launch in Nepal, allowing Citroën to offer a range adapted to local consumers and accessible thanks to its production in India.
The brand has never hidden the fact that its presence in India goes beyond the Indian market alone, allowing it to export right-hand-drive cars to all countries in the region, and since signing an agreement with the Port of Kamarajar, these exports are growing, as the new C3 enters the Nepalese market after its arrival in Indonesia.
The C3 is only available with a single 82 bhp 1.2 Puretech engine, the more powerful 110 bhp version having been discontinued, combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Similarly, Citroën offers the C3 with two trim levels, Live and Feel Pack, the Shine version recently launched in India is not offered, but its arrival is likely later. The C3 offers the same features as in India, namely ABS and ESP, but above all the 10-inch touchscreen, which is a real strength of the C3.
As Nepal is not part of the ASEAN free trade zone, it applies high customs duties, which significantly increase the price of the C3. Thus, the small Citroën starts at 3,625,000 Nepalese rupees or 25,310 euros and ends, with the Feel Pack, at 3,799,000 Nepalese rupees or 26,000 euros, astronomical sums compared to the prices Citroën charges for the C3 in India and which will certainly complicate its performance in Nepal.