The new Citroen C1 is to be premiered at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month.
Like its very close cousin the Peugeot 108 it is available in three body styles, a three or five door versions or as the open-top Airscape. They all have the same footprint at 3.46m long / 1.62m wide /1.45m tall. There is a 196-litre boot with the parcel shelf folding away when the tailgate is opened, the boot capacity increases to 780 litres with the rear seats folded down.
The New Citroen C1 Engine Line-Up
There will be a choice of two engines, both petrol – there is the e-VTi 68 Airdream engine which is available with a 5-speed gearbox and featuring Stop&Start technology or a 5-speed clutchless ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox) which features a creep function and optimised pedal mapping, adjusting power effectively for smoother get aways.
The alternative engine is the petrol 1.2 litre 3-cylinders 82bhp which produces 99g/km of CO2 and on the combined cycle can achieve 65 mpg (NEDC figures).
Citroen C1 colour range includes eight exterior colours (Caldéra Black, Gallium Grey, Carlinite Grey, Olive Brown, Lipizan White, Smalt Blue, Scarlet Red and Sunrise Red) and can also be personalised with bi-tone colour options.
The Airscape is also bi-toned. Contrasting with the body colour, the soft top is available in a choice of three colours: Sunrise Red, Black or Grey. For a touch of urban chic, 14’’ or 15’’ wheel covers and 15’’ diamond-tipped alloy wheels are also available.
Citroen C1 Airscape
The open-top Airscape is equipped with an electric soft top measuring (800 mm x 760 mm) which is operated by easy-to-use controls.
Citroen C1 7’’ Touch Drive Interface
The C1 is available with a 7’’ Touch Drive Interface which offers grouping together of all the media functions (radio, telephone, video player, on-board computer). Cleverly it allows you to mirror the screen of your smartphone (subject to compatibility and installing an app on your phone) so that you can make use of your phone’s navigation, telephone, address book, music, web radio apps by plugging it into the USB port on the C1.
Citroen C1 Prices and Availability
We do not have the prices as these are yet to be confirmed, as are full specifications. The C1 is launched at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday 4th March, and will go on sale in the UK on 1st July 2014.Published 24 February 2014