CitroŽn’s good citizen gains extra sparkle
The nimble, dynamic and ingenious C1 is easy to live with and
a practical all-round performer. The city car's innovative compact
design, economy and environmental respect underline CitroŽn’s creative
approach. The C1 earned the highest mark in the “essential car”
category in a 2008 survey conducted by JD Power and L’Automobile
Magazine on customer satisfaction in France.
Since launch in June 2005, CitroŽn has sold 310,000 C1s
worldwide. The Marque is taking advantage of the years’ end to unveil
an upgraded version of its popular city car. The new model keeps all
the assets that made the original such a success – compact, appealing
and playful body styling, excellent roadholding, uncompromising safety
and impressive quality levels – while gaining a redesigned, more
expressive front end. Fuel consumption and emissions remain
outstanding. The 68 bhp 1.0i petrol model equipped with a five-speed
manual gearbox consumes just 4.5 l/100 km over a combined cycle,
emitting a mere 106 g/km of CO2.
The redesigned C1 is set for launch in
November 2008. The styling upgrade enhances the car’s cheerful,
curvaceous looks with several changes to the front end, including
stronger bumper outlines that underline the C1’s get-up-and-go spirit.
CitroŽn has made several changes inside, notably in terms of trim and
interior design scheme. The C1 is now available, depending on the
market, with a third, particularly refined trim level that adds to the
car's seductive powers.
The C1 is fitted with high-performance engines that make it equally at home in the city or out on the open road.
Combined with the light weight of the C1, these powerplants also ensure
low fuel consumption. The 68 bhp 1.0i petrol model equipped with a
5-speed gearbox is an environmental benchmark, consuming a miserly 4.5
l/100 km over a combined cycle and emitting just 106 g/km of CO2.
upgraded C1 retains all of the strong points that made it a success,
namely excellent road manners, top-level safety, compact proportions
for city driving and low retail price and running costs.
Like the original model, the new C1 is part of
CitroŽn’s strategy to market a range of compact vehicles with different
styles and concepts. This is why the revamped model remains available
in two body styles:
- a 3-door version for people who mainly used the front seats,
- a 5-door model to make life more practical for four passengers.
The C1’s restyled front end gives it more
vitality and punch. The new bumper, larger and more curvaceous, confers
a snappy, energetic look and a touch of elegance. From the second trim
level, the new model sports a chrome strip that highlights the curves
of the bumper and confirms the vivacious, contemporary feel.
The new C1’s revitalised look is further enhanced by new wheel embellishers with more emphatic and sculptural lines.
three- and five-door versions also retain the innovative transparent
styling feature at the rear. Designed to be as big as possible, the
all-glass tailgate is framed by harmonious crystal and anthracite
lights that merge naturally with the bumper.
the country, the new C1 ships with two new body colours, Mica grey and
Electra blue, rounding out the range of paint options.
Several upgrades have also been made to the C1 cabin, particularly in terms of the interior design scheme.
Two new fabric trims in dominant dark blue and Bordeaux red lend vitality and elegance to the cabin.
Depending on the market, a third trim level, in leather and alcantara,
is now available. This interior scheme tops up the existing offer and
enhances onboard sophistication. The new trim level also features a
leather steering wheel and gearstick knob, together with gloss black
surrounds for the speedometer, rev counter, air vents and door handles.
Air conditioning, alloy wheels and a CD audio system are fitted as
standard on this trim level.
barrel-shaped display below the central console features new
screen-printing for more clarity and modernity. This upgrade applies to
all models in the range. In other changes, boot access has been
optimised through greater clearance for the rear parcel shelf.