The brand new Citroen C1 is due to be on show at the Geneva motor show on March 4, before it goes on sale later in the summer.
It is similar in size and appearance to the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo, and it looks like a standoff will be on show as all three are appearing at the Geneva Motor Show March 4. Citroens designers have stressed that their main focus has been on design (obviously), comfort, technology and engine efficency .
The New Citroen C1 is going to be available in 3dr and 5dr with a conventional metal roof, but in the case of the airscape version it is a rolling fabric roof. Just like it’s rivals there are many personal touches that can be added to the new citroen c1, from two-tone paintwork and bright interior trim, graphics and colour co-ordinated mirror housings. You can get the fabric style roof in black, grey or red.
The new c1’s dashboard features bright colours on the media panel, air vent trim and gear lever base. Door panels also include new body coloured inserts. The options include keyless entry and start, and also a reversing camera and hill-start assist.
The new c1 is 3.46m long and 1.62m wide, it has minimal overhangs on the front and rear, and weighs just 840kg. The power comes from a three-cylinder petrol engine developing around 68bhp or 82bhp, and has CO2 emissions between 88 and 99g/km. The New Citroen C1 also sports a five-speed manual transmission as standard and electric power steering.
In terms of technology the C1 has a new 7 inch touchscreen with full connectivity ideal for smartphones, the apps can be controlled from the touchscreen display. It also has the capability to control the cars audio system, trip computer and variuos vehicle settings.
It has a generous boot capacity of 196 litres(180 litres with spare wheel). You can increase the load area to 750 litres by folding the 50/50 rear seat backrests.
The C1 has been a consistant seller since its first production back in 2005, selling more than 760,000 units worldwide.