Citroën India has officially launched the Shine variant of its eC3 range, marking a significant step in the evolution of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market. With a starting price of INR 13.20 lakhs (ex-showroom), the eC3 Shine variant replaces the previous top-spec Feel trim, adding exclusive features to enhance the driving experience. Let’s delve into the details of this new EV and its impact on the market.


Key Highlights of Citroën eC3 Shine Variant

  • New Features and Design Enhancements: The eC3 Shine variant boasts an array of new features including 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear wiper and washer, and a reverse parking camera. Additionally, the variant offers an optional dual-tone paint scheme, making it visually attractive.


  • Power and Performance: Powering the eC3 is a 29.2kWh battery pack, paired with an electric motor. This combination is capable of producing 56bhp of power and 143Nm of torque. Impressively, the model can accelerate from 0-60 km/h in just 6.8 seconds. Citroën claims a full charge range of 320 km, setting a new standard for EV performance in its segment.


  • Market Competition: The eC3 Shine variant enters a competitive market, pitting against the likes of Tata Punch EV, Tata Nexon EV, Tata Tiago, and Mahindra XUV400 EV. Despite facing stiff competition, the eC3’s unique features and price point make it a notable contender in the growing Indian EV market.


  • A Shock for Consumers: In a surprising turn of events, there’s been a significant price hike in a different car model, which now costs an additional INR 10 lakhs and boasts a top speed of 250 km/h. This development highlights the dynamic and often unpredictable nature of the automotive market.


The launch of the Citroën eC3 Shine variant in India signifies a growing interest and investment in electric vehicles. With its enhanced features, competitive pricing, and promising performance, the eC3 Shine is set to make a mark in the electric vehicle segment. As the Indian market continues to evolve, Citroën’s latest offering is a testament to the potential of electric mobility in revolutionizing the automotive industry.

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