The C3, a mass-market vehicle from French carmaker Citroen, has been introduced in India.

Beginning in June, all dealerships and the business website accepted reservations for the high-riding hatchback for a nominal fee of Rs 21,000 each.

The model will begin to be delivered today once the pricing was made public.

Like the Tata Punch, the C3 is really a sub-compact SUV, although the manufacturer characterises it as a hatchback "with a twist."

The first is a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The Citroen C3 provides two petrol engine choices. It has an 82 horsepower and 115 Nm torque.

A 1.2-liter, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 110 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque is the alternative engine option.

A 6-speed manual transmission is used with the second engine version.

The C3 is the most powerful vehicle in its class thanks to its turbo-petrol engine.

The C3 does not come standard with an automatic transmission at launch, unlike other vehicles in the sector, but one is anticipated for the future.