UK car buyers now have an even wider choice when it comes to laying their hands on the country’s cleanest and most economical mainstream cars, as Citroen introduces two new diesel models - the funky C2 1.4HDi Design and curvy C3 1.4HDi L - both offering superb value for money in a small car diesel market that last year grew by some 10%.
Both three-door C2 and five-door C3 models, which have recommended retail prices of £9,395 and £10,345 respectively, not including any special offers, are very well specified. Variable power assisted steering and remote control central locking with deadlocks are standard, as are driver and passenger airbags as well as ABS with EBD and EBA, ensuring that the new versions are among the safest in their class.
Powering both models is Citroen’s latest generation 70hp, 1.4 litre HDi common rail diesel engine, which marries 100+ mph performance with combined fuel economy figures in excess of 65 mpg – in fact, the C2 1.4HDi is Britain’s most economical mainstream car. And with CO2 emissions of just 107 g/km for the C2 and 109 g/km for the C3, the new additions are also two of the cleanest production cars in the world.
"Sales of diesel superminis have been growing rapidly during recent years and now account for more than one in ten of all small cars sold. Motorists are clearly seeing the real world benefits of exceptional fuel economy and emissions, and with these new high value Citroen models they now have an even greater choice," said Alain Favey, Managing Director of Citroen UK Ltd.
These new models form part of Citroen’s realigned 2005 supermini line-up. C2 buyers can choose between a more traditional model (L, Design, SX) or a sportier style (Furio, VTR, VTS), while the C3 range offers a choice of traditional (L, Desire, SX, Exclusive), leisure (XTR) or, thanks to the recent introduction of the C3 VTR, sports styling.Published 29 January 2005