Citroen C1 Furio takes a bow

Citroen C1 Furio First Vehicle Leasing 1

The Citroen C1 Furio extends the range

This is the excellent Citroen C1 Furio and it is car that builds on the firm’s sporty credentials to deliver a fun ride for young drivers.

Indeed, it’s an affordable and sporty looking car with a range of new features with the entry-level model starting at £10,855.

The three door hatchback has a striking exterior that should appeal to young drivers who are looking for a small car with a sporty look but who do not want the premium that comes with having such a car with a powerful engine.

There are just two engines available, the VTi 68 and the PureTech 82. Both are mated to a manual transmission.

Both are also three cylinder engines with the entry-level model featuring a 1.0 litre unit that will produce 67 bhp and return 69 mpg while the PureTech is a 1.2 litre unit producing 81 bhp and which should return 66 mpg. It helps that both engines have CO2 emissions of less that 100g/km and both are coupled to a five-speed manual box.

The Citroen C1 Furio

Citroen C1 Furio First Vehicle Leasing 2Essentially, the Citroen C1 Furio is a revamped C1 ‘Feel’ model with 15-inch alloy wheels, ‘sunrise red’ door mirrors and bold exterior graphics plus new eye-catching body colour paint options.

The sporty look is complemented with the addition of a centre exhaust outlet and a rear diffuser. Inside, there’s a special grey cloth upholstery and the addition of a rev counter.

Citroen has established itself as a leader in the city car segment and has produced a number of motorsport inspired cars including the surprisingly well-handled AX Sport and the C2 ‘by Loeb’.

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The new Citroen C1 Furio is available to order now with the VTi 68 available for £10,855 and the PureTech 82 costing £11,205. The cars are up against some interesting rivals including the Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo which also has some of the sport features including a 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine along with a spoiler and bespoke alloy wheels.

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