The revised Citroen C3 has been revealed in Europe, with timing for its Australian launch confirmed for later this year.
Up front the chrome bars around the double chevron logo have been redesigned. Said to be inspired by the CXperience concept, the lower bar bends down at the ends and merges with a redesigned headlamp pod, which now features LED lights as standard.
The grille in the centre of the fascia has been made bigger, while along the sides the AirBumps have been simplified with fewer, but larger, bumps.
New 17-inch "Vector" alloy wheels are available on some model grades.
The colour palette now includes Elixir Red and Spring Blue. In Europe the revised C3 is available with up to 97 combinations — up from 36 — of body paint, roof colour and trim choices.
At the rear everything seems to be unchanged except for new graphic designs for the C-pillar that mimic the look of the AirBumps.
Inside the updated C3 is available with a Techwood trim package, which includes light colour wood-like trim on the dashboard, and a similar strip near the top of the seats.
There's also new Advanced Comfort Seats, which "feel almost like an armchair", including a special soft foam that varies in thickness, and has a padding graphic for the fabric covers. These seats are available with an armrest for the driver.
Other changes include the addition of front parking sensors, and a new ConnectedCam, which uses a wide-angle camera to photograph or record short videos to share on social media.
The ConnectedCam also automatically activates during an impact, and saves up to 30 seconds of footage before and 60 seconds after an incident.
Will the 2020 Citroen C3 come to Australia?
Citroen's Australian distributor Inchcape has confirmed the facelifted C3 will arrive in Australia, "in the back half" of the second half of 2020.