The new Citroen C1 is latest generation of this popular small car and owners should find it will return around 74mpg and have CO2 emissions of just 88g/km thanks to some impressive new petrol engines.
The C1 is also the Citroen to offer an advanced smartphone connectivity system in the shape of its Mirror Screen technology. The driver simply plugs in their smartphone and everything is displayed on the vehicle’s touchscreen.
In addition, the popular soft top versions of the C1, the Airscape, have also been revamped and its retractable roof provides for an excellent open top driving experience.
Citroen C1 will continue to be a bestseller
The model has been a popular one for the French carmaker with nearly 800,000 models sold around the world since being launched in 2005.
The Citroen C1 is one of the better city cars and is available as a three- or five- door hatchback, as well as the open top, Airscape.
Among the revamps are some exterior style changes, including new headlights, and the addition of new engines and low rolling resistance tyres to help boost economy.
Standard kit for the Citroen C1 includes hill start assist, electronic stability control, ABS and cornering stability control. There’s also six airbags to help make this a very safe car indeed.
Options for the C1 include a reversing camera and keyless entry and start.
Equipment and economy for the Citroen C1
There’s also more technology on board and the suspension has also been tweaked to help improve handling and ride comfort, it certainly handles better than its predecessor.
However, it is for the excellent levels of fuel economy that will attract most buyers because the new Citroen C1 is lighter than its predecessor with a new generation of efficient petrol engines under the bonnet helping to propel it to excellent levels of urban performance.
Despite the size, there’s plenty of room on board for four adults and the performance of the car is nippy and agile – the engines are strong and responsive and the suspension helps to make the experience very comfortable.
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There are three trim levels on offer – two for the Airscape but the open-topped sibling comes with two-tone colour schemes and brightly designed interiors.
Prices for the new Citroen C1 start at £8,245 OTR and is available to buy or lease now.