Citroen C3 facelift

5 Mar, 2013 2:06pm Luke Madden

The Citroen C3 has been updated with a new look, new options and a range of efficient engines

Citroen has revealed its facelifted Ford Fiesta-rivalling C3 supermini at the Geneva Motor Show.

The C3 gets a bolder front end than the outgoing car, and now features the extended double chevron grille fitted to Citroen’s latest models. Also new to the C3 are the LED daytime running lights and a new body-coloured splitter in the lower air intake, which was previously black plastic.

At the rear, there's a set of mildly updated taillights and some new reflectors fitted to the bumper. There's also a new Ink Blue paint colour to choose.

Inside, there's a strip across the dashboard that's available in a selection of colours, while the dials are now backlit in white. There are a couple of new options available, too, including a reversing camera.

Underneath the bonnet, new three-cylinder petrol PureTech engines join the range, available in 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre capacities. The 1.0-litre VTi PureTech replaces the old four-cylinder 1.1 VTi, and produces 67bhp – 7bhp more than the outgoing engine. It’s also capable of 65.7mpg, which is an improvement of 17.8mpg. The 1.2VTi PureTech produces 81bhp and manages 62.8mpg.

The VTi 120 and a range of diesels – including an 87g/km Airdream model – continue in the C3 range.

The updated C3 will go on sale shortly after it’s unveiling at Geneva, with a starting price of around £11,000.