Citroen C3 range revised for 2022 with new trim levels

Citroen has tweaked the C3 line-up slightly, dropping the Shine model and pushing the popular special edition Saint James trim into its place

Citroen has shuffled the C3’s model range, with the new look line-up on sale now from £14,180. 

The mid-level Shine specification has been pulled from the sale, while the recently introduced special edition Saint James trim has stepped up to take its place.

Citroen says the C3 Saint James draws inspiration from the popular clothing brand of the same name. Prices for the trim start from £16,755, which is £400 more than the old Shine model.

Citroen is eager to point out that buyers get more standard equipment for the extra cash. Upgrades over the Shine specification include the brand’s Advanced Comfort seats, model-specific carpets and a soft-touch dashboard.

There’s also a new styling pack with a Saint James-branded roof decal, along with 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a leather steering wheel and a reversing camera.

The C3 Saint James is available with a choice of two petrol engines, both based on Citroen’s 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit. The cheapest model is naturally aspirated and has an output of 82bhp and 118Nm of torque. It comes with a five-speed manual gearbox.

Above that, there’s a turbocharged version of the same engine which develops 109bhp and 205Nm of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and is priced from £19,295.

Citroen hasn’t altered the rest of the C3 range. The online-only C-Series specification is still the supermini’s entry-point, although prices have crept up slightly to £14,180. 

Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, cruise control, traffic sign recognition, automatic air conditioning and a seven-inch infotainment system. It’s only available with Citroen’s 82bhp petrol engine, though.

The firm’s Sense and flagship Shine Plus variants have also survived the reshuffle and are priced from £15,305 and £17,955 respectively. The latter model is also the only car in the supermini’s range that’s offered with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. It produces 99bhp and has a starting price of £20,775.

Now click here to read about Citroen’s new C3 small SUV, designed specifically for developing markets…

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