Citroën has announced pricing for its new C1 city car – starting at £7,995 and including an attractive discount offer from launch.
At present all cars ordered are being offered with a Citroën Reward discount. On the entry-level C1 1.0 68 three-door, this wipes £1,000 off the price, reducing it to just £6,995.
2012 Citroën C1: three trim levels
The new Citroën C1 is available in three trim levels: VT, VTR and VTR+. Entry-level specification VT trim is basic, with a CD-player featuring aux-in socket for MP3 players the most notable option.
VTR trim adds LED daytime running lights, air conditioning and electric front windows, while range-topping VTR+ models get a number of extras, including Citroën’s Connecting Box – Bluetooth and USB connectivity for telephone communication and audio capabilities.
Citroën’s Cornering Stability Control system is standard across the range.
A 67bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine powers every C1 variant, claiming 65.7mpg with 99g/km CO2 – meaning zero car tax (VED).
The C1’s efficiency is comparable to the Volkswagen Up, which in its most eco-focused spec is claimed to produce 96g/km CO2 emissions while returning 68.9mpg combined. However, when we tested the 1.0 Up White model there was a clear difference between claimed and measured figures for both emissions and mpg.
The £9,330 mid-spec eco-focused VW Up arguably offers a more premium driving experience, as well as a more extensive range of options, making the top-spec C1 VTR+ look comparatively expensive at £9,695.