2021 Citroen C3 updated with more equipment

Citroen has announced a set of updates for the C3 supermini, including the withdrawal of the Shine trim

  • Prices start at £14,180
  • Saint James is £400 more than Shine
  • Four trim levels available

The Citroen C3 has been given another small update to keep the car fresh against rivals. A recently introduced Saint James trim level has been given extra standard features as it replaces the outgoing Shine specification.

Buying a Citroen C3 Saint James now means you get a leather steering wheel, a reversing camera, privacy glass and two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels. None of these features were fitted as standard on the outgoing Shine trim and the price increase to the Saint James trim level is reasonable at £400.

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The Saint James specification includes an exclusive styling pack as standard, consisting of logos and an eye-catching roof decal. Model-specific floor mats are also fitted. Introduced to celebrate the French clothing brand of the same name, the C3 Saint James is only available with a petrol engine. A non-turbocharged 82bhp 1.2-litre engine is available with a manual gearbox, while a 108bhp turbo version gets a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

The new Citroen C3 range consists of four trim levels: C-Series, Sense, Saint James and Shine Plus. All have a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and DAB radio, plus air conditioning and LED headlights. C-Series, despite costing less than the Sense variant, adds extra features like a two-tone paint scheme, rear parking sensors and alloy wheels.

Top-spec Shine Plus gets bigger wheels, sat nav and extra driver assistance features, including autonomous emergency braking, auto high-beam headlights and an automatically dimming rearview mirror.

Prices for the Citroen C3 C-Series start at £14,180, some £2,500 cheaper than the entry-level Ford Fiesta. The Citroen undercuts many of its supermini rivals, including the Renault Clio, SEAT Ibiza, Hyundai i20 and Toyota Yaris.

Read our reviews of the facelifted Citroen C3 and Citroen C3 Aircross SUV

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