CITROËN put the cute new C3 on sale before the official launch. Buyers have had a few weeks to cast a eye over the French city car.

Here is what they found:

Exterior

Design echoes the slightly larger Cactus. Dimples on the doors shield it from nasty bollard bumps and wayward shopping trollies.

There are vague references to the Peugeot 208 stablemate too. Double layer headlights integrate the CITROËN double chevron into a sleek line of chrome. It looks good as a post-industrial statement.