Report – Next generation Citroen C3 coming before 2017 image

It’s been a rather long life cycle for the subcompact class Citroen C3 but it appears the French automaker has finally decided to deliver a successor – tipped in the latest report for a late 2016 launch.

The current Citroen C3 has almost seven years under its belt and the second generation of the model should pass the flag to its successor sometimes in the second half of the year. The 2016 C3 has been tipped for a 2016 Paris Motor Show reveal, though the official confirmation of the worldwide public presentation is arguably months away. The model will be cutting some corners though – using the architecture of the current Peugeot 208, which has been introduced in early 2012 during the Geneva Motor Show. Also, the dimensions will be roughly the same as today – though rumors are tipping for a more spacious interior design. Speaking of the latter, the exterior of the supermini is expected to abandon the traditional looks of the current iteration in favor of a quirkier take – inspired by the offbeat representatives of the brand: the C4 Picasso and the C4 Cactus.

Moving inside the cabin we’ll be treated to a modern infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen display, likely taken from the bigger brothers as well and a fully digital instrument cluster. Motivation will come courtesy of a wide range of engines, such as the 1.2 gasoline with 82 and 110 horsepower, or the well known 1.6 BlueHDi sporting 75, 99, and 120 ponies. Manual and automatic transmissions will be offered as well, depending on the market and specifications.

Via AlVolante