Citroen recently launched the C3 SUV-inspired B-Segment hatchback in India, and the French automaker will soon launch an electrified version of the same.
The electric vehicle market is taking significant strides in India, and there are multiple launches in the EV space. The latest one to join the list of upcoming EVs is the Citroen C3 EV, and we can tell you that the Citroen C3 EV will be launched in India as early as Q1 2023.
Citroen C3 was recently launched in India. While we expected the car to be a subcompact SUV – or an Aircross in Citroen’s terminology – Citroen launched it as an SUV-inspired B-segment hatchback. It is now one of the larger hatchbacks on offer in India, and the electrified version will surely be an exciting vehicle, as not only will it establish Citroen & Stellantis – Citroen’s parent group – in the electric vehicle market in India, but it will also be one of the most accessible EVs in the market.
Tata Motors also announced on World EV Day that an electrified version of the Tata Tiago would go on sale in India this month. With the Citroen C3 getting the electric treatment, it could very well be only the second electric hatchback on sale in India at the time of launch. Being inherently smaller than sedans and compact SUVs, hatchbacks will have lesser space for battery packs, and both models could be on the lower end of the range spectrum. Still, their affordability and low running costs will pose an interesting question to Indian consumers – Would you be willing to buy an electric hatchback with a short range? Or a larger electric car also costs a premium over the smaller EVs?
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