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.


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