New C1 turns up the heat
The battle for hearts and minds in the city has just got hotter with the launch of Citroen’s second generation C1 urban runabout. Although the diminutive French hatch shares much with its Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo stablemates, the C1’s bold new exterior look shares more with recent arrivals such as the firm’s new Picasso people carrier.
On sale from last month, UK buyers can choose from three trim levels with prices ranging from £8,245 for the entry-level Touch to £11,935 for the rangetopping Flair.
Available with three and five doors and powered by a range of newly developed petrol engines, buyers have the choice of a five-speed manual or a five-speed clutchless manual transmission. C1 HIGHLIGHTS
More design with dynamic lines and a cheerful front-end gaze characterised by the eyecatching headlights.
Useful technology includes a 7-inch Touch Drive interface and Mirror Screen technology that allows the driver to run selected smartphone apps from the touch screen.
Keyless entry and start, and a reversing camera are available.
Hill Start Assist is standard specification.
A range of comfort features, such as automatic air conditioning – a first on the C1 range – and, on three-door versions, memory settings for the front seats.
Optimised running costs, thanks to a lightweight design and efficient new-generation petrol engines, placing the C1 among the best-in-class for fuel economy.
Three trim levels are offered – Touch, Feel and Flair.
Airscape models (that’s the open top version to you and I) are available in Feel and Flair trim.