New C1 turns up the heat

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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Summer Fun -

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.

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