The Tata Punch rival Citroen C3 will be available with two engine options and will boast impressive comfort and in-cabin experience to the buyers.
The Citroen C3 is all set to launch in the Indian market and the brand recently shared a number of interesting details including the specs, dimensions, features, and more. While the Citroen C3 price in India is yet to be announced, here is a detailed Citroen C3 vs Maruti Ignis comparison that you should check out if you are planning to buy an entry-level micro-SUV in the Indian market.
Citroen C3 Vs Maruti Ignis – Design And Dimensions
The Citroen C3 is significantly bigger than the Maruti Ignis when it comes to the exterior dimensions and boasts an elegant and sophisticated design language. A flowing hood design with bumper-mounted headlamps and a bold bumper design gives it a different and fresh road presence. In addition to this, the brand is also offering striking colour options with the C3 that further help it stand out from the rivals like the Tata Punch and the Maruti Ignis.
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The Maruti Ignis on the other hand is not only smaller but also boasts a bold and a more conventional look. The front is largely dominated by the chrome grille and big headlamps that complement the overall look. The bumpers however look subtle and feature a faux silver skid plate. The sides profile too is boxy and unlike the C3, the higher-spec variants of the Ignis are offered with alloy wheels. The rear design may not appeal to everyone but is different and unique, thus giving a quirky touch to the overall design.
|Citroen C3||Maruti Ignis|
Citroen C3 vs Maruti Ignis – Engine and Gearbox
The Citroen C3 will be offered with two engine options. These include a 1.2-L NA petrol and a 1.2-L Turbo petrol. While the 1.2-L NA Puretech 82 engine churns out a peak power and torque output of 82bhp and 115Nm respectively, the 1.2-L Turbo Puretech 110 boasts a peak power output of 110bhp. The peak torque output from this engine stands at 190Nm. Unlike the Ignis, the C3 is only available with manual gearbox options.
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The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is powered by a 1.2L NA K12 petrol engine. This engine churns out 83hp and has a peak torque output of 113Nm. A 5-speed manual gearbox comes as standard with this engine while the buyers can also opt for the 5-speed AMT unit with select trim options. Mentioned below is a quick comparison of the C3 with the Ignis:
|Citroen C3 1.2L NA||Citroen C3 1.2L Turbo||Maruti Suzuki Ignis|
|Engine||1.2L NA Puretech 82||1.2L Turbo Puretech 110||1.2L NA K12|
|Gearbox||5-Speed Manual||6-Speed Manual||5-Speed Manual,|
|Fuel Economy (Claimed)||19.8kmpl||19.4kmpl||20.89kmpl|
The Citroen C3 will be available with a long list of features. For starters, the car boasts a fully digital instrument console, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, central locking, rear defogger, etc. In addition to this, other features like dual front airbags, seat belt reminders, and speed warning are also offered with the Citroen C3.
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The Maruti Ignis, when compared to the C3, offers a more extensive features list to the buyers. For starters, the Ignis is offered with features like push-button start, large touchscreen infotainment system, adjustable headrests, steering mounted controls, electrically adjustable and folding ORVMs, LED projector headlamps, and more. Moreover, other features like automatic climate control, day/night IRVM, rear wiper, etc too are available.
Both, the Citroen C3 and the Maruti Ignis boast a strong package for the buyers. However, it is the Citroen C3 that is expected to offer a more comfortable and premium in-cabin experience to the buyers. The Maruti Ignis on the other hand offers a more practical and feature-rich package to those looking for an affordable and reliable offering in the market. Citroen, being a new brand in the country, also has a smaller network in India. In all, if Citroen manages to price the C3 competitively in the market, the rivals like Maruti Ignis will definitely face stiff competition in this segment.
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