True to its sporting character, the C2 VTS looks and feels like a mini powerhouse, thanks to its aggressive stance and sporty interior detailing. Just like the successful Saxo VTR/VTS combination, the new model retains the same, sharp exterior styling as its sporty stablemate the C2 VTR.
With its curving bonnet, chunky headlamps, distinctive angular window line and swooping roof that tapers off dramatically at the rear, the C2 VTS cuts a real presence. Front foglamps, body coloured bumpers and side mouldings, a rear roof spoiler and a larger chrome tailpipe than on the VTR combine to enhance the racy look. Rounding off the imposing stance, 16" Suzuka alloy wheels, wearing sporty Michelin Exalto 2 tyres, sit within the flared wheel arches.
A range of attractive paint schemes, that includes the official Citroen Sport Red rally colours for the first time on a standard model, complement the smart looks, yet it is the iconic VTS badge, that features discreetly in silver and red lettering, that is most likely to catch the admiring eye of hot hatch fans.
Inside the cabin, the sporty theme continues, with a number of style touches that are unique to the VTS in the C2 range: the metallic glint of the drilled, aluminium sport pedals and aluminium gear knob is complemented by a tactile leather steering wheel. Other neat touches include distinctively-styled, bolstered black sports seats, chunky chrome door handles, translucent grey door grab handles and a newly designed gear lever gaiter with ‘carbon fibre’ look.Published 20 August 2004