Citroën updates C1 and adds special editionsFrench firm announces facelift for its C1 city car

24 January 2009

Citroën's C1 city car has been updated

Citroën's C1 city car has been updated

Citroën has announced an update for its C1 city car, plus some new special-edition versions of the C3 and C4.

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The Citroën C1 is essentially identical to the Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 107, which were updated at the end of last year. No surprise to see the C1’s revisions similarly consist of a mild facelift and some efficiency gains.

Improvements to the engines mean the Citroën C1 now emits as little as 106g/km CO2. The 1.0-litre petrol model returns 62.8mpg, while the 1.4-litre turbodiesel betters any current hybrid with 68.9mpg.

Citroën C1 trim levels

There are two trim levels, VT and VTR, and, the C1 comes with three or five doors. Prices start at £7,595.

However, to see in the new year a special edition Citroën C1 'Splash' is available. This comes in a choice of two unique colours, complete with contrasting door mirrors, and extras including standard air conditioning and remote locking.

Based on the VT petrol model, the C1 Splash costs from £7,345 – including £800 cashback.

Airdream+ versions of the C3 and C4

Airdream+ versions of the C3 and C4

Special edition C3 and C4

Finally, Citroën is also currently offering special edition versions of the C3 and C4. Both badged 'Airdream+' these are based on the most efficient versions of either model, and include additional equipment.

The C3 Airdream+ comes with a 1.4-litre turbodiesel, and has rear parking sensors and 15-inch alloys on top of standard kit including air conditioning. It emits 115g/km CO2, and delivers 64.2mpg.

The C4 Airdream+ adds rear parking sensors to the existing five-door SX. Its 1.6-litre turbodiesel emits 117g/km CO2, and also returns 64.2mpg. 

These special editions are priced at £10,995 and £13,895 respectively. Zero per cent finance with no deposit is available, subject to status, making these even better value.


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