Buyers' guide to the Citroen C1

Buyers' guide to the Citroen C1

We take a look at the popular French city car...

Now comfortably into its second generation, the Citroen C1 has become a favourite amongst UK buyers.

Packing impressive tech and efficient powertrains into a stylish compact form, this French city car has gained popularity for those looking for an affordable but desirable run-around.

Looking to make a new Citroen C1 your next purchase? Here’s everything you should know… 

What bodystyles are on offer?

Citroen’s C1 has one of the most diverse ranges of bodystyles amongst its segment, with three on offer.

It can be had in three-door, five-door or ‘Airscape’ configurations — with a retractable canvas roof fitted to the latter.

What engines are available?

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Just one engine is offered for the Citroen C1 currently — a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit. Linked to a five-speed manual gearbox, it produces 71bhp and 93Nm of torque, send the car from 0-60mph in 13.8 seconds with a 99mph top speed possible.

As for efficiency, Citroen claims 47.7-52.2mpg is possible on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions weighing in at 85g/km. 

How about trim levels?

Three trim grades are offered for the Citroen C1, and are as follows:

Touch — from £10,270

Standard equipment includes grey mica cloth upholstery, 14-inch wheel covers, matte black door mirrors

Feel — from £12,120

All the equipment for Touch models plus air conditioning, 15-inch wheel covers, DAB radio, Bluetooth support, height-adjustable driver’s seat, rear 50/50 split seats

Flair — from £12,910

All the equipment fitted to Feel models as well as 15-inch alloy wheels, speed limiter, reversing camera, chrome lower window insert, dark tinted rear windows, a leather steering wheel, electrically-adjustable and heated door mirrors

Can I personalise my car?

Personalisation options are limited to exterior colours for the Citroen C1, with eight on offer. For no extra cost, Pacific Green is included. Opting for Nude, Scarlet Red or Lipizzan White commands a £250 premium while Gallium Grey Metallic, Caldera Black Metallic, Carlinite Grey Metallic and Calvi Blue are offered for £510.

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