French cars might not be on the top of many small car buyers lists, that’s a shame given how good this new Citroen C3 is.

There’s no doubt the French designed and built cars offered by Peugeot and Citroen in Australia in recent years have come ahead in leaps and bounds.

Models like the Citroen C4 Picasso, Peugeot 308 and the 5008 SUV have led the way.

Now you can add the Citroen C3 to that list of really impressive offerings.

Exterior

If a standard small sedan or hatch is just too boring, or the prospect of a crossover/small SUV doesn’t fill you with joy, then this could be the answer.

Kind of chunky, but not too far out there, the new Citroen C3 is interesting enough to look at, perhaps without alienating potential buyers.

The ‘Airbumps’ on the sides are a conversation starter, though as the image below shows, they don’t give you license to be completely carefree with your shopping trolley.

I really like the alloy wheels, the four-spoke star pattern works well with the chunky little bits pointing into the wheel hub.

2018 citroen c3 interiorInterior

Roughly the same size inside as a run of the mill small car, the Citroen C3 features good legroom