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The All-new Citroen C1 City Car

Citroen C1

The Citroen C1 has been through a fair number of facelifts over the nine years since it was introduced to the market, but now it's time for an all-new version to woo city car buyers. Citroen cars have been going decidedly upmarket in recent times, and although Citroen UK has carried that theme through to the new C1, this is still a very affordable little car that could appeal to a wide range of different consumers. So, let's take a look at it in a little more detail.

Styling

Just as before, the C1 is available to UK buyers in three and five-door versions, but this time there's also a version with a fabric top Citroen imaginatively calls the Airscape. The full-length canopy rolls back with no more effort than the touch of a button, so it's somewhere in between a sunroof and a convertible top. The overall outline is not a million miles away from a certain Italian affordable city car, but the C1 stands out from any further comparison thanks to its very Citroen split-level headlights and an extensive range of available contrasting colour and trim options. It's not as plain or as conventional as some to look at, but its unique front fascia means it could appeal to a very wide and diverse audience.

Engines

Although the exterior styling is completely new, a lot of the rest of the C1 carries over from its predecessor. But as there was nothing wrong with the underpinnings of the previous model in the first place, that's not a bad thing by any means. What is new under the bonnet of the new C1 is a PureTech 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine finally giving the kind of performance to the C1 that makes you more than happy to take it out of the urban jungle and onto the motorway. But even though there's a little more performance on tap, it's still extremely fuel-efficient and very low on emissions. The 81 bhp of the 1.2 is pretty lively in a car of such diminutive proportions, but the familiar 67 bhp 1.0-litre engine is still more than adequate for a car of this size too.

Trim levels

Citroen offers five different flavours of the C1 this year, but that's only the start of the customization options as there are lots of contrasting colour schemes to choose from to make your C1 your own. The entry model to the new range is the C1 Touch, and from there the range now goes to the Feel, the Furio, the Flair, and finally the top-of-the-range Flair Edition.

Features and equipment

A base Citroen C1 Touch comes standard with 14-inch steel wheels, hill start assist, front electric windows, and an audio system that includes USB connectivity, but stepping up to the Feel then adds the likes of 15-inch wheels, air conditioning, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity. The Furio trim takes the C1 in a sporty direction with the addition of a rear diffuser, 15-inch black alloy wheels and dedicated graphics. Go all the way up to the Flair and Flair Edition models, and electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, a reversing camera and a touch of chrome here and there comes into play, while the Flair Edition also boasts a two-tone paint job, keyless entry, climate control and even the luxury of automatic lights.

The all-new Citroen C1 is available now, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Sportif Citroën for more information about pricing and availability and to arrange a test drive to experience the new c1 for yourself.

Citroen C1

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