2009 Citroen C1 officially revealed

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2009

The French carmaker Citroen has unveiled the initial details of its updated C1 mini that will be available for sale across mainland Europe during the period November-December this year, depending on the market, and beginning in January 2009 in the UK.

The Citroen C1 which is part of the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo triplets has been given some minor styling modifications to the front end and specifically in a freshly designed bumper harmonizing the looks of the recently upgraded C2.

There are also new alloy wheel designs and trims, at the same time the French automaker upgraded the cabin with fresh upholstery and new materials.

Although Citroen has not yet given any specific mechanical details at this time, the French manufacturer has given assurance that the vehicle's environmental and economical credentials have also been enhanced.

According to Citroen, the 68 hp 1.0-liter, three-cylinder petrol engine claims lowered CO2 discharges of 106g/km (-2.7%), and a combined-cycle fuel utilization figure of 4.5 lt/100 km or 62.8 mpg UK / 52.3 mpg US (+2.1%). 

Like previously, the C1 will also be obtainable with a 1.4-liter HDI diesel unit that generates 55HP at 4,000 rpm and torque of 130 Nm at 1,750 rpm and is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel-powered C1 attains a combined-cycle fuel utilization of 4.1 l/100 km or 69.0 mpg UK / 57.3 mpg US and releases just 109 g/km of C02.

Press Release

Citroen C1

Citroën have announced first details of changes to the Citroën C1 that will give the chic, ultra-economical city-car new exterior styling, even better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions together with a number of other improvements, including an upgraded interior.

The Citroën C1 exterior has been given a smart upgrade with changes to the car's front end, complementing the looks of the recently updated C2. There are new wheels and trims whilst inside there are new upholstery and materials.

Improving the car's class-topping environmental and economical credentials, the nippy 1.0i 68hp petrol engine is now the lowest CO2 emitting petrol powered car currently on sale in the UK, boasting lowered CO2 emissions of just 106g/km (-2.7%), and a combined-cycle fuel consumption figure of 62.8mpg (+2.1%).

This upgrade means that, in just a few months, Citroën has either revised or completely renewed the Citroën C1, C2, C4, C5 as well as the Berlingo Multispace. The new look Citroën C1 is set to go on sale early in 2009 when further details and prices will be announced.

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