Citroen C3 – produced one million third generation vehicles

The third generation C3 has exceeded one million vehicles produced since its launch in late 2016.

With more than 4.5 million units produced since 2002, the C3 has confirmed its seductive strength and its status as the brand’s best-selling model worldwide.

This commercial success is also illustrated by the presence in the top three best-selling models in its segment in 2020 for markets such as France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, Slovakia and Bulgaria.

The C3 stands out for its distinctive modern design and incomparable comfort. These features are enhanced in 2020 by the addition of Advanced Comfort comfort seats and a new front end, as well as strengthening the customization potential of each customer. With 97 possible exterior combinations, each customer can choose their C3, a unique C3 that won’t look like any other of the 999,999 purchased before it.


The third generation Citroën C3 has just reached one million vehicles produced at its factory in Trnava, Slovakia. Launched in November 2016, the C3 gave new impetus to the brand by introducing a new stylistic identity that can now be seen on current models and confirming the ultimate comfort that is a real signature for Citroën. This offer was crowned with success because the C3 is among the top 7 best-selling vehicles on the European market in 2020. It is even among the 3 best-selling models in its segment for markets such as e.g. France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, Slovakia and Bulgaria.

This commercial success confirms the status of the brand’s best-selling vehicle. Versatile city car and symbol of “love at first sight”, the 3rd generation Citroën C3 has many advantages. To continue this success story, Citroën adapted the vehicle in 2020 by enhancing what makes it so different and attractive: a unique stance through a new front end identity, more customization options, reference comfort and a host of modern equipment that is really useful every day.


The immediately noticeable C3 has a unique attitude, a recognizable graphic signature and a truly unique look in highly stereotypical markets. With a modern and protective look, the C3 differs from any other vehicle in its segment, thanks to its colorful personality.

When launched in 2016, the C3 was the first model to offer customers so much comprehensiveness customization options in the center of the segment. This feature has become a positioning officer for Citroën compared to the competition. In 2020, the new C3 further increased the possibilities for customers looking for vehicles that match their visions, offering 97 possible exterior combinations. Customization allows each customer to fully express their personality and style through the exterior appearance ranging from modern to discreet and the ability to paint the color of the vehicle with a contrasting roof color and / or colorful inserts. Each client can create their own unique C3 unlike any of the other 999,999.

In short, the C3 is the most adaptable car in its segment thanks to:

* 7 body colors: including 2 bright new colors – Elixir red and Spring blue – in addition to the existing colors (Perla Nera black, Artense gray, Platinum gray, Beige sand, Banquise white).

* 4 color packs: or colorful inserts, including Airbump® and fog lights, with the blue option now available in addition to black, white and red.

* 4 roof colors: including the trendy Emeraude emerald blue (in addition to Opal white, Onyx black, Aden red). The colors of the roof are identical to the color of the mirror frame and the frame around the control panel.

* 3 roof decors: with graphic themes Red, Techwood, Emerald in the form of stickers on the roof capsule and a frame around the control panel.

The seductive power of the Citroën C3 is also reflected in its rich sales offer, which symbolizes the decision of 1,000,000 customers “at a glance”:

– 41% of orders were for the highest version (Shine equipment level)

– 65% of customers opted for two-tone options

– 68% of sales included Airbump® guards

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