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Citroen C1 pricing confirmed

Available from £6,995 at launch

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.

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The Citroën C1 is priced from £6,995 at launch

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.

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The C1 should rival the likes of the VW Up

Competitive efficiency?

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.

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