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2023 Citroen eC3 Electric Hatch Variants Explained

Latest Update: Citroen India has finally announced the prices of the eC3 electric hatch.

French automaker Citroen is all set to launch its first electric vehicle in India, the eC3, in February 2023. Bookings for the EV will commence on January 22. Similar to its ICE counterpart, the EV will also be offered in two trim levels: Live and Feel. The following equipment list will help you decide which variant of the Citroen eC3 will work best for you.

Citroen eC3 Live 

Key Features: –
  • 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers 
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Fender-mounted turn indicators, 
  • Roof antenna 
  • Fabric seats
  • Digital instrument cluster with battery & range indicators
  • Front power windows with one-touch-down function
  • 12V front power socket
  • Internally adjustable side mirrors
  • My Citroen Connect with C-Buddy smartphone app
  • Manual air conditioning system with heater
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS and EBD
  • Reverse parking sensors 
  • Seatbelt reminder
  • High-speed alert system

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2. Citroen eC3 Feel

Key Features (over Live variant): –
Citroen eC3 interior
  • Wheel arch cladding 
  • LED DRLs 
  • Body-color door handles
  • Front skid plate
  • Roof rails
  • Dual-tone paint option
  • Chrome finishing on door handles, instrument panel, gear lever and steering wheel.
  • 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity support
  • 4-speakers
  • Steering-mounted audio controls 
  • All-four power windows with one-touch up-down function
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Remote keyless entry 
  • Tilt steering wheel adjustment
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Front passenger sun visor with vanity mirror 
  • Front USB charger
  • Two rear fast-charging USB sockets
  • Door ajar warning 
  • Speed-sensitive auto door-lock 
  • Optional Vibe Pack with front fog lamp 

Similar to its petrol variant, the Citroen eC3 misses out on several essential features like day/night IRVM, rear defogger, rear wiper and washer, power-adjustable side mirrors and auto AC.

Citroen eC3 – Warranty Details

Citroën is offering 7 years/1,40,000 kms warranty on the battery pack, 5 years/1,00,000 kms warranty on the electric motor and 3 years/1,25,000 kms warranty on the vehicle itself.

Citroen eC3 variants explained

Citroen eC3 – Battery Pack, Range, and Charging Time

Battery Pack29.2kWh
MotorFront-axle-mounted PMS motor
Max Power57PS
Peak Torque143Nm
Acceleration Time (0-60kmph)6.8 seconds
Top Speed107 kmph
Charging Time 57 min (0 to 80% via DC Fast Charger)
10-11 hours (via portable home charger)
Citroen eC3 Specifications

The Citroën eC3 gets a 29.2kWh battery pack (sourced from Chinese firm Svolt), linked with a front-axle-mounted electric motor that makes out 57PS of maximum power and 143Nm of peak torque. It gets two driving modes – ECO and STANDARD, and claims an ARAI-certified range of 320km. The EV also benefits from regenerative braking technology.