The 2014 Geneva Motor Show will see the première of the New Citroën 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 Citroën’s city car is available in three and five-door versions, as well as a new open-top body style called Airscape.
The New Citroën C1 features:
• More design; with dynamic lines and a cheerful front-end gaze, characterised by its headlights, the C1 is an immediate head-turner. Bi-tone versions and brightly coloured interiors underline the playful character. The New C1 is unmistakably a member of the new Citroën family.
• Greater comfort, for everyday driving. Agile and nippy, the New C1 marries compact exterior dimensions (just 3.46m), with easy handling and a turning circle of 4.80m. Ride comfort is further improved, thanks to the C1’s exceptional suspension comfort and impeccable road handling
• More useful technology, including the 7” Touch Driver Interface and Mirror Screen technology, to copy and run smartphone apps from the touchscreen. The New Citroën C1 can also be fitted with keyless entry and start, as well as a reversing camera and hill-start assist
• Optimised running costs – weighing just 840kg and available with new-generation petrol engines, the New Citroën C1 ranks among the best in class for fuel consumption
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 Citroën 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.
An eye-catching and appealing addition to the new breed of Citroën models, the New Citroën C1 combines strong personality with compact, condensed volumes and wider tracks at both the front and rear. It is available in eight exterior colours (Caldéra Black, Gallium Grey, Carlinite Grey, Olive Brown, Lipizan White, Smalt Blue, Scarlet Red and Sunrise Red) and can also be personalised with bi-tone colour options.
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.
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.
There are storage compartments throughout the cabin with cup holders and a glovebox able to hold a one-litre bottle and with a lid for greater peace of mind. The functional 196-litre boot is easy to access, with the parcel shelf folding away when the tailgate is opened. With the rear seats folded, boot capacity also increases to 780 litres.
The New Citroën C1 also has a range of comfort features, such as automatic air conditioning, heated seats and, for the 3-door version, memory settings for the front seats.
The New Citroën C1 features intuitive, easy-to-use technologies. It is available with a 7’’ Touch Drive Interface, grouping together all media functions (radio, telephone, video player, on-board computer). Mirror Screen technology offers advanced connectivity which allows the motorist to copy smartphone content onto the 7’’ Touch Drive Interface for easy display and control by downloading an app. Once installed, the motorist can take full advantage of the complete range of smartphone apps from the 7’’Touch Drive Interface: navigation, telephone, address book, music, web radio… and any other useful driving-compatible apps.
A range of on-board technology makes driving easier such as a reversing camera, which projects images onto the 7” Touch Drive Interface, simplifying manoeuvres, such as parking in tight spaces. The New C1 also features hands-free entry and drive. This function lets the driver enter and start the car without taking out the electronic key – convenient technology typically seen on more premium models. Hill-start assist is also standard.
The New Citroën C1 is available with a choice of two latest-generation petrol engines.
The e-VTi 68 Airdream engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox and featuring Stop&Start technology with a special aerodynamics pack, the New Citroën C1 is on par with the best in class for fuel consumption. The VTi 68 engine is available with the clutchless ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox). This 5-speed gearbox features a creep function and optimised pedal mapping, adjusting power effectively for smoother start-ups and enhanced driveability. Furthermore, with the new VTi 82 from the PureTech engine family. Built in France, this 1.2 litre 3-cylinder 82bhp petrol engine uses innovative technologies for fuel consumption of 65mpg and just 99g/km CO2 emissions, combined with driveability and nimble performance – torque of 118 Nm and 0-60mph acceleration in 11 seconds.
For more information or to book a test drive in the Citroen C1, please contact us on 0333 222 0424 or visit us at www.pentagon-citroen.co.uk