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    Default New C3 launched

    New CitroŽn C3 supermini reflects C4 Cactus styling | Autocar

    Wow!

    What a stylish vehicle...

    Also of interest - it looks like it'll come with a proper slushbox (the EAT6), which'll hopefully make its way into the Cactus too and should hopefully appeal to Australian audiences (should it make it here)...

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    Style unfortunately isn't beauty. The front is an ill-proportioned mish-mash. Too much ugly stick for me.

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    In "the wake of diesel emission?" Hmmmm. Smelly.
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    http://www.netcarshow.com/citroen/2017-c3/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3qx1AinXL8

    Would this car sell well in Aussie/NZ ??? Is small cars market important enough in Oceania ???

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    The small car market is huge, but Citroen is a tiny competitor (much smaller than Peugeot), and rather expensive. Most such vehicles sold here are from Korean and Japanese companies.

    So few C4s are sold, most people wouldn't recognise one. The car is competitive, but the price is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    The small car market is huge, but Citroen is a tiny competitor (much smaller than Peugeot), and rather expensive. Most such vehicles sold here are from Korean and Japanese companies.

    So few C4s are sold, most people wouldn't recognise one. The car is competitive, but the price is not.
    Renault have made their cars competitive. The Clio is selling in great numbers. Will be interesting to see where this is made, if it can be made cheaply enough, exchange rates are good enough, and Syme Darby decide to be reasonable, it just might actually sell.

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    YES, pricing will be crucial, but it is getting very favorable comments on Aussie car sites.

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    I like this C3, prefer a sombre colour though, touch of the Marc Newson in dash? retro futurism... a design movement that forgot to apply imagination to problem solving. Just bling up the old with some smooth lines. That makes me a hypocrite btw. Maybe I just don't get it.

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    i want one, but i am certain price will be a big decision on my purchase, i was going to buy the current C3 but by the time i had ticked a few boxes realised that the ds3 was a better option

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    While the C3 is not sold in Oz anymore, the real solution is get rid of Syme Darby. The only way to make the cars competitive is for PSA to set up a subsidiary in OZ. We can't afford to cream off another bit of profit.
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    Are you suggesting that a Malaysian rubber/palm oil company and property developer, with a side business flogging BMW and Hyundai, doesn't have Citroen at heart in Australia?
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