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Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 upgrades

Styling and efficiency improvements for C1 and 107

Citroen C1

Styling nip & tuck

Styling revisions and efficiency improvements have been announced for the Citroen C1 and the Peugeot 107.

These cars are two of a set of triplets – the other being Toyota’s Aygo, which we’re expecting an announcement on at any moment – being essentially identical underneath. So it’s no surprise that both the Citroen and Peugeot benefit from the same improvements to their 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine.

Although it’s not clear exactly what the physical changes are, the result is a fuel economy increase from 61.4mpg to 62.8mpg, and CO2 emissions reduction from 109g/km to 106g/km.

Interior upgrades

There are also various material upgrades to the interior. However, much more immediately obvious are the exterior face-lifts, which bring quite dramatic changes on both cars’ front ends.

Peugeot 107

Too big for its mouth?

This has modernised the C1, in line with the rest of the Citroen range. Conversely the Peugeot rework leaves the 107 looking like it’s trying to swallow something too big for its mouth.

There are no pricing details yet – we would anticipate a slight increase – but we do know the revised C1 and 107 will go on sale early in 2009. As city cars and superminis are still selling reasonably well during the downturn in the new car market, you may need to register your interest soon, if you want to take delivery in spring.

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