Citroen's New C3 XTR | Part Two

The roomy interior features a Child Pack, incorporating aircraft style trays on the back of the front seats and a secondary rear view mirror for keeping an eye on any little ones in the rear, as well as a dashboard-mounted child lock button. The two front seats have lateral supports and armrests for added comfort, while the attractive, resistant two-tone upholstery, which is totally new to the C3 XTR, complements the funky interior with its curvy two-tone dashboard and aluminium effect fittings.

In addition to the panoramic electric sunroof and Moduboard, the C3 XTR comes with a whole host of equipment as standard, such as variable power steering, electric door mirrors, CD player, guide-me-home headlamps, electric front windows and a trip computer. Safety and security features include ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA), four airbags, remote control central locking with deadlocks and automatic door and boot locking on the move.

The C3 XTR is powered by a choice of two punchy, economical powerplants. The new, spirited 90hp 1.4i 16V petrol engine is allied to the Company’s innovative SensoDrive gearbox – a clutchless manual with paddleshift gearchange – and can hit a top speed of 112mph, yet still returns a convincing 47mpg on the combined cycle. Alternatively the torquey 92hp 1.4HDi 16V diesel can power to 62mph in 11.7 seconds, while providing 147 Ib.ft of low down torque and returning an impressive 66mpg on the combined cycle.

Completing this great value package, all models come with a three year / 60,000 miles warranty, with insurance ratings and service intervals respectively fixed at 4 and 20,000 miles for the petrol version and 5 and 12,500 miles for the diesel model.

Recommended Retail Prices
C3 XTR 1.4i 16V £11,795
C3 XTR 1.4HDi 16V £12,595
Published 25 March 2004 Melanie Carter

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