Citroen AMI Review, Specs & Performance

Eye-catching microcar is excellent in urban areas

It’s affordable and cheap to run

The Citroen Ami is an eye-catching microcar that is cheap to run and fun to drive around town. As a two-seater EV, it’s surprisingly spacious, there’s a lot to recommend.

Lease a Citroen AMI

With a Citroen AMI lease deal, you’ll get a compact EV, packed with the latest innovative technology for an affordable price. Compare our wide range of lease deals and find the AMI that fits your budget.

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Overview of the Citroen AMI


A Citroen AMI car lease can be a cost-effective way to drive your new city car with all the latest tech you would expect from a new EV. 

FVL has been leasing online for over twenty-four years. Speak to one of our leasing experts today, and we will answer any questions you may have about car leasing or your chosen car. As FVL is a credit broker, we shop the marketplace to find the cheapest deals from our hand-picked panel of lenders, taking the stress and the leg work away from you.

Leasing a car with FVL is collaborative; we compile the latest special lease offers, and you choose the car lease deal that works best for you.

With a Citroen AMI lease, you’ll benefit from fixed monthly rentals, from driving a new car every 2-4 years without worrying about depreciation. The Citroen AMI has been designed with the future in mind, with its economic and green credentials front and centre. 



Let’s look at what makes a Citroen AMI car lease deal so appealing.

Citroen AMI Car Leasing Deals

  • Fixed Monthly Rentals

Set your budget and pay a fixed monthly price that you are happy with.

  • No vehicle depreciation

When a new model is launched, no one can know what it could be worth in a few years. Car leasing protects you from this risk, and you don’t have to fret about trying to trade your car in or sell it.

  • Full manufacturer warranty included

Our AMI lease deals include road fund license and manufacturer’s warranty. And you can choose to add in a maintenance package too.

  • Straightforward contract hire

Leasing a Citroen AMI from FVL is a hassle-free solution to driving your own AMI. An extended hire of your AMI through a contract, then hand it back. Simple.

  • We’re here to help you

When you lease a Citroen AMI with us, you’ll have car leasing specialists dedicated to helping you with any questions or queries. We will make sure you understand all the details and will help you each step of the way.

  • Free UK Mainland delivery.

Once your funding is in place with FVL, you can sit back and relax. Your new car will be delivered to your home or work address, whatever suits you.

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Citroen AMI in a nutshell


No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – this really is a car to enjoy around town. Because of its size, the Citroen Ami car lease model is designed to be driven around town, which is why it comes with just a 5kWh battery that produces 8 bhp.

While that may not sound a lot, and the top speed is restricted to 28 mph, this is a very light and manoeuvrable car to enjoy. It’s also very impressive from a standing start with all the torque available to make this a swift vehicle in traffic.  

Many potential drivers may find this a suitable choice for the commute, particularly in bad weather. Everything is designed to be easy and cheap to replace, from the parts to the body panels. It’s also why the tail and nose of the Ami are identical.

This is a full-electric car and will not cost much to recharge, with the battery offering a range of 46 miles. Using a domestic plug, the Ami can be recharged in three hours.

Around town, the Ami is not only fun but versatile – and is excellent for small parking spaces.


The first thing to notice about the contract hire Citroen Ami is the robust and rugged interior – it has been designed for car-sharing schemes and short journeys. The cabin will take a lot of punishment yet it’s still surprisingly comfortable.

There’s no infotainment system, instead, there is a mount for a smartphone, and there’s not even a handle to close the door - it’s a pull strap instead.

Another cost-saving measure that brings a quirky look is that one of the doors is hinged at the front, while the other door has a rear hinge, so the Ami uses just one door as a spare part. Genius.

The cabin also feels light and airy thanks to the high roof line, and the side windows do not open, they are simply hinged and pushed up to open, like the 2CV of old!

Also, it’s worth pointing out that the Ami is classed as a quadricycle, so it doesn’t have to meet the same crash criteria – and it hasn’t been tested yet. 

However, the Ami is straightforward to drive; there are three buttons to engage the gear: drive, neutral and reverse. There’s good feedback from the steering setup, and the Ami feels composed when cornering.

The tight turning circle makes parking and manoeuvring in spaces easy, and the cabin is hushed. The suspension deals with rough roads surprisingly well.

If you would like to lease the Ami, then be aware that it is only currently available in left-hand drive.

The equipment levels for a small car impress with the entry-level model featuring a panoramic sunroof, LED headlines, a heated fan and a USB charging socket.

Drivers can also choose interior colour packs, a smartphone cradle, and coloured wheel trims. Other models feature roof rails and headlight surrounds.

Essentially, a Citroen Ami car lease is excellent for those who want something that’s convenient and comfortable to commute around town rather than investing in a scooter or e-bike. It looks quirky, drives well, and has some clever design touches making this a head-turning choice.


Why not have a look at the Ami on the official Citroen company website? Or why not look at some of these similar car lease deals from First Vehicle Leasing: the Smart EQ Fortwo.