Available in three- or five-door models, the Citroën C1 is the quintessential city car. Measuring at just 3.46 metres with a turning circle radius of only 4.8 metres it is able to navigate tight urban areas and park in slender spaces so tight city streets and winding country roads start to look at lot more fun than before.
Weighing in at just 855kg and producing as much as 68.9mpg combined in the VTi 68 manual engine, the C1 ensures you're not making frequent trips to the petrol station.
You could be forgiven for thinking that because the C1 is so compact that you would be left with a boot that was practically non-existent. However, this is not the case because you can load a weekly shop in the boot and you are treated to a 780 litre boot volume when the rear seats are folded down.
The C1 is eye-catching on the road in any of its eight body colours ranging from Lippizzan White and Caldera Black to Blue Lagoon and Jelly Red. You can stand out even more with a choice of three contrasting roof colours in Galium Grey, Blue Lagoon or Caldera Black.
The C1 has been revamped with a modern design that includes LED daytime running lights as standard - a clear sign that it is part of the new Citroën family.
The narrow grille housing the distinctive chrome double chevron badge provides more room for the smart two-part headlight light signature giving the car a cheeky gaze.
With its dynamic lines and strong styling from front bumper to rear square 3D effect lights, the C1 embodies style with substance that is adaptable to your personality and individual preferences.
Colour isn't just for the outside in the C1. It receives attractive touches of colour on the multimedia surround, air vent trim and gear lever surround.
There are a range of upholstery options to choose from. Standard on Touch specification is grey 'Mica' cloth that is upgraded to grey 'Wave' cloth on Flair versions with black leather also optional. Finally, you could choose sunrise red 'Zebra' cloth which is standard on Feel trim level.
The C1 is available with a 7" touchscreen multimedia system positioned in the middle of the dash with essential elements intuitively grouped together and easy to access.
Living in the 21st Century means that you need to be constantly connected whether you are relaxing at home, socialising with friends or travelling in your car. That said, C1 technology makes each journey enjoyable, hassle-free and safe. The 7" touchscreen multimedia system houses general vehicle settings, DAB radio with Bluetooth handsfree and a reversing camera.
The C1 is also available with keyless entry and start, so trying to get into your car despite being weighed down by armfuls of bags and belongings becomes a breeze. You can access and start the car without having to use the key.
Only available in five-door versions, the C1 Airscape is a soft top model that lets you feel the fresh air on your face with the simple touch of a button.
In this version, the roof is made of canvas, but it is still customisable in terms of colours, offering Grey, Black and Sunrise Red so that you can still get those contrasting colours.
Whatever the weather, you can enjoy driving the C1 Airscape. When the typical British weather decides to be true to form the interior remains colourful and bright. But, when the sun decides to make an appearance, you can let the outside in with the easy-to-use opening/closing controls.
With the top open and out of the way the cabin is flushed with natural light and allows the air to whip around and cool you down on a hot summer's day.
In the interest of creating efficient engines for urban driving, the C1 is only available with a petrol engine. There are a total of three to choose from, if you choose a five-door version; alternatively, three-door versions are only available with manual engines leaving you with a choice between two.
|||Capacity (cc)||Transmission||Fuel Consumption (mpg)*||CO2 Emissions (g/km)||Availability|
|VTi 68||998||Manual||68.9||95||All models|
|VTi 68 ETG||998||Automatic||67.3||97||5-door only|
|PureTech 82||1199||Manual||65.7||99||All models|
Citroën C1 Touch
Citroën C1 Feel
Citroën C1 Furio
Citroën C1 Flair
Key Features in addition to Feel:
Citroën C1 Flair Edition