Citroën C1 – Preview

For Citroën lovers, French car enthusiasts and general city drivers August cannot come quicker. The new Citroën C1 will arrive in Irish showrooms this August. Its perky and cheerful styling and remarkable efficiency will make it a serious contender amongst its rivals such as the Volkswagen up!, Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 108.

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First off the new C1 is available in 3 different trims; the Touch, Feel and Flair. The Airscape versions are available in the Feel and Flair trims. This is a fabric retractable roof, sometimes known as a Webasto roof.

So whats new you ask? Well the new C1’s design includes more dynamic lines. The new face looks well and is brought together by bold headlights. The Airscape models can be finished in bi-tone colour schemes and bright interior fabrics. Just to bring out the best in the cars character. The C1 is said to be agile and nippy and I can see this being true as it can be powered by either a petrol VTi 62 or a petrol PureTech 82 engine. This mighn’t sound like a lot but in a car that is less that 3.5m long, 1.7m wide and 1.5m tall this could have some poke. Even with its small dimensions, the C1 can fit up to 4 adults and has a 196 litre boot space. This is on par with its French la concurrence, the Peugeot 108.

Technology is said to be improved. It includes a 7″ Touch Drive interface and Mirror Screen technology. This allows the driver to run certain apps from their smartphone onto the touch screen. To make the C1 even more functional, keyless entry and start and a reversing camera options are available.

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The Touch, Feel and Flair models are all available in both three and five door models. The Airscape body option is available on both the three and five door versions of the Feel and Flair models. The C1 range starts at €10,995 for the Touch VTi 68 manual 3 door model. This then increase to €15,195 Airscape Flair PureTech 82 manual 5 door model.

Customers will be able to choose from eight different body colours including four metallic options. Three different wheel designs and three different upholstery finishes will also be available. The fabric roof for the Airscape models can be either Black, Grey or Sunrise Red.

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Two latest-generation petrol engines will power the new C1 range. The VTi 68, available with either a 5 speed manual or a 5 speed clutchless Efficient Tronic Gearbox (ETG). The 3-cylinder PureTech 82 engine is also available but only with a 5 speed manual transmission.

Model by Model: 

C1 Touch: Standard spec on the Touch trim inlcudes ABS, EBA, ESC, power-steering, central locking, front electric windows, six airbags, MP3 compatible audio system, a USB socket and LED daytime running lights. Quite generous for the base model.

C1 Feel: There is the addition of air con, DAB digital radio, a 7″ Touch Drive interface with mirror Screen technology and steering mount controls on the Feel trim. You also get body colour door mirrors and door handles.

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C1 Flair: The Flair gives you sports 15″ ‘Planet’ alloys, reversing camera, heated seats, adjustable door mirrors, a leather steering wheel AND tinted rear windows. Not bad!

Here I have the full price list of the new Citroën C1:

NEW CITROËN C1 MRRP[i]
C1 Touch VTi 68 manual 3-door €10,995
C1 Touch VTi 68 manual 5 door €11,595
C1 Feel VTi 68 manual 5-door €13,095
C1 Feel VTi 68 ETG 5-door €13,895
C1 Flair PureTech 82 manual 5-door €14,195
NEW CITROËN C1 AIRSCAPE
C1 Airscape Feel VTi 68 manual 5-door €14,095
C1 Airscape Flair Pure Tech 82 manual 5-door €15,195

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