The 2014 Geneva Motor Show saw the premiere of the new Citroen C1 - a fresh take on a popular model that has sold more than 760,000 examples worldwide since its launch in 2005.
The latest version of Citroen’s city car is available in both three and five-door versions, as well as a new open-top body style called Airscape.
A car with a strong personality, delivering an upbeat response to urban mobility requirements, the new Citroen C1 reflects the bold renewal of Citroen’s C-line. The dynamic, lively styling is underlined by the visual continuity between the windscreen and side windows, with black windscreen pillars and, depending on trim level, chrome-finish weather strips.
The front end features the key characteristics of the new brand models, with the new Citroen C1’s two-part headlamps and round inserts creating a smiling front end.
Meanwhile, the C1’s vertical daytime running LED lights create a signature that emphasises the car’s cheerful design and strong character. Lighting effects continue at the rear, with a glass tailgate and square lights creating a 3D effect.
The new Citroen C1 features more dynamic lines and a cheerful front-end gaze, characterised by its headlights. Citroen boast that theC1 is an immediate head-turner. Bi-tone versions and brightly coloured interiors underline the playful character and joie de vivre. The new C1 is unmistakably a member of the new Citroen family.
The French carmaker promises greater comfort in the C1 for everyday driving. Promising more agility and nippy performance, the C1 marries compact exterior dimensions with easy handling and a turning circle of 4.80m. And we’re promised that the ride comfort is further improved due to the C1’s suspension and road handling.
The interior of the new Citroën C1 is bright and airy with a colourful ambience. Designed with clean, structured lines, the dashboard features bright colours on the multimedia panel, air vent trim, and gear lever base. The door panels also include body-coloured inserts.
In addition, the new model will offer more useful technology, including the 7-inch ‘Touch Driver Interface’ and ‘Mirror Screen’ technology, to copy and run smartphone apps from the touchscreen. The new Citroen C1 can also be fitted with keyless entry and start, as well as a reversing camera and hill-start assist.
Citroen has optimised running costs; with the C1 weighing just 840kg and available with new-generation petrol engines, it ranks among the best in class for fuel consumption
The C1 is available in eight exterior colours and can also be personalised with bi-tone colour options. And two special launch versions are available with different body and roof colours - olive brown roof and lipizan white body.
The soft-top version, 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.