The Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo are all based on the same platform, so it’s hardly surprising that the cars have been facelifted at the same time.
Driven by a 67bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, revisions under the bonnet mean CO2 emissions fall to 99g/km from 105g/km. That makes all three cars eligible for free car tax. Claimed combined fuel economy also improves slightly to 65.7mpg, while power and torque remain unchanged.
With the optional automatic transmission, emissions rise to 104g/km CO2 (£20 car tax) and fuel economy drops to 62.8mpg combined.
All models will be available in three and five-door guises from launch, with the 107 arriving in February 2012, the Aygo in March and the C1 following in April. Pricing for the Peugeot 107 will start from £7,995 for the three-door 107 Access and £9,345 for the five-door Active model.
UK specifications and prices for the 2012 Citroen and Toyota are yet to be confirmed.
The latest iterations of the joint venture all receive styling updates, with most attention being paid to the front end.
Changes include the addition of LED running lights with a refreshed headlight, front bumper and grille design on all cars. Taking inspiration from elsewhere in their respective ranges, all three vehicles exhibit the firms’ latest styling trends and individual identities.
Inside, each car has upgraded levels of equipment. An optional MP3-compatible stereo with Bluetooth, a USB port to dock portable music players, and a stereo jack input is available on selected trim levels.
Three specifications are offered on the Peugeot 107 – Access, Active and Allure. Air conditioning is standard on Active models, with alloy wheels and a rev counter included on Allure.
We expect to see a similar range structure for the Citroen and Toyota, set to be announced closer to their on-sale dates.