Introducing Citroen eC3: Affordable Electric SUV in Nepal

Citroen is set to introduce its first electric crossover SUV in Nepal through Shangrila Motors, the authorized distributor of Citroen vehicles in the country. The new electric SUV, called the Citroen eC3, is based on the recently launched Citroen C3 and shares similar stylistic features.

In terms of design, the Citroen eC3 retains the unique styling of the C3 model. The front section features a split halogen headlamp with LED DRLs, while the center Signature Dual Chrome Chevron extends the grille further. The side section remains unchanged, with the charging port positioned at the front and the fuel tank flap at the rear. However, an EV badge is included to indicate its electric nature. The rear of the eC3 is equipped with LED tail lamps and a chrome emblem. The interior and exterior designs remain the same, offering an elevated SUV stance and spaciousness.

Powering the Citroen eC3 is a 42 kW permanent magnet synchronous motor, capable of generating a maximum power of 57 PS and a maximum torque of 143 Nm. It is supported by a 29.2 kWh high-energy density lithium ion battery with regenerative braking. The eC3 claims an ARAI range of 320 km on a single charge. The onboard 3.3 kW charger can fully charge the battery from 10% to 100% in 10.5 hours, and there is also support for DC Fast Charging, which charges the battery from 10% to 80% in just 57 minutes. The eC3 offers two riding modes: Eco and Standard, and features a fully automatic drive with E-Toggle.

In terms of additional details, the Citroen eC3 is equipped with MacPherson Strut and Twist Beam suspension. It has dimensions of 3981mm in length, 1733mm in width, and 1586mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2540mm. The eC3 offers a ground clearance of 170mm and a kerb weight of 1302-1316kg. The boot space is measured at 315 liters.

The Citroen eC3 in Nepal comes with various features, including a 26-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a tropical AC system, a 4-speaker audio system, ABS+EBD, dual airbags, and 4-star EURO NCAP safety ratings.

The price of the Citroen eC3 in Nepal starts at Rs. 32.99 lakhs, and it will likely be available in the Feel variant. Interested individuals can contact the Citroen Nepal showroom for more information.

In conclusion, the Citroen eC3 is an electric crossover SUV based on the Citroen C3, offering a range of 320 km on a single charge. It retains the unique styling of the C3 model and comes with a host of features and impressive specifications. With its competitive pricing and attractive offerings, it will be interesting to see how the market responds to the Citroen eC3 in Nepal.

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