When Citroën was about to present a new one Citroen e-C3 in India, there was much talk about the model possibly being sold in Brazil as a competitor to the JAC E-JS1, CAOA Chery iCar and Renault Kwid E-Tech. But Stellantis has thrown a nice bucket of cold water at the hopes of Citroen’s Brazilian customers, making it clear that the electric C3 is not for Brazil.
The Citroen e-C3 will not arrive in Brazil
In fact, in the press release he notes that the car is only for India. The title of the press release already reveals that electricity C3 doesn’t get a chance here: “New electric Citroen eC3 to be launched in India exclusively for this region.” The message is further reinforced at the end of the release, where it states that “The new Citroen e-C3 is exclusive to this region and will go on sale in India initially from Q1 2023.
Built on the CMP basis of the Peugeot 208, the new electric Citroen e-C3 has an engine of 57 HP and 14.5 kgfm torque, lower power than the 1.0 version, which offers 18 HP more, but has 4.5 kgfm of high torque. According to the brand, the maximum speed does not exceed 107 km / h, but the range is 320 kilometers of freedom.
Second Citroën, The Wallbox type residential charger is capable of recharging a C3 electric battery from 10% to 80% in less than an hour. Despite being electric, due to the modification of the platform CM extensionmodel has not sacrificed the trunk, which holds the same 315 liters as the Brazilian sedan.
A separate speech must be made for Europe. In our case there Citroen e-C3 it may also arrive although it will certainly have a different name and probably under another Stellantis brand. Furthermore, the car would definitely have to undergo some modifications to be sold in Europe to make the car conform to European standards which are certainly more restrictive than the Indian ones in terms of equipment and safety.