All-new 2014 Citroen C1 revealed ahead of Geneva debut

Following the online debut of an all-new Peugeot 108, Citroen has released first pictures and details of their version of the compact city car, the new C1.

Just as the Peugeot 108, the Citroen C1 will be offered in three and five-door versions, as well as an open-top body style – Airscape with a roll-back fabric rood, similar to Peugeot’s 108 TOP!

The C1 is visually quite different from Peugeot’s version with a unique front fascia, showing big rounded headlights, that remind us of the Nissan Juke. Vertical daytime running lights are also quite unique and according to Citroen “create a signature that emphasises the car’s cheerful design and strong character”.

The C1 is 3.46 metres in length, 1.62 metres in width, 1.45 metres in height and has a 4.8-metre turning circle, while also weighing just 840kg as the 108.

Interior images were not released, but Citroen points out the interior is bright with colourful ambience, and there is a 7” Touch Driver Interface and Mirror Screen technology, to copy and run smartphone apps from the touchscreen, as well as keyless entry and start, reversing camera and hill-start assist.

The C1 will be offered with two petrol engines, a e-VTi 68 Airdream engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox and featuring Stop&Start technology. The second engine is the new 82bhp 1.2-litre 3-cylinder( VTi 82) delivering an average fuel economy of 65mpg with CO2 emissions of 99g/km.

The C1 will debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show, where Peugeot is showing their version, the 108 and Toyota their new Aygo, that is also developed together with C1 and 108.

The new C1 will be available at all Citroen Retail Group dealerships in the UK.


RELATED POSTS

Supercharged 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 debuts in Detroit with at least 625bhp
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Carrera S Cabrio and Turbo facelift spied cold weather testing
QUANT e-Sportlimousine with a futuristic powertrain teased for Geneva debut
New 2015 Vauxhall Corsa revealed with Adam inspired styling
BMW working on a wireless inductive charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid cars
Daimler and Aston Martin expand their partnership for electrical components
Citroen unveils a luxury DIVINE DS concept ahead of Paris debut
American hypercar Trion Nemesis with around 2,000bhp coming(is it really?) in early 2016
Watch Chris Harris drive the new Ford Mustang GT
Audi PB18 e-tron concept debuts at Pebble Beach
Interested in Avoiding Penalty Points on Your License,Then Read This
4 ways to plan a safe summer road trip
Tags: , , ,