2012 Citroën C1 goes on sale April 2 in the UK with £7,995 starting price

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 27, 2012

The newly refurbished Citroën C1 will be launched for sale in the United Kingdom on April 2 with starting price of only £7,995 (MRR OTR). The 5-door, range-topping VTR+, which is equipped with Citroën's Electronic Gearbox System with steering-mounted paddle controls, is available at £10,545. To celebrate the launch of the New C1 next month, the automaker has offered a £1,000 Citroën Reward to all New C1 models, which means that OTR prices will go as low as £6,995.

Moreover, VTRmodels come with a price of only £99 per month with Elect 4 Personal Lease. This includes a one-year free insurance plan for drivers who are 21 to 75 years old. The free insurance deal is also available on VTRmodels, which are financed with Elect 3 funding.

Citroën's New C1 attracts a wide variety of drivers because it is stylish, practical and great for quick urban driving. It is also frugal with its maximum combined cycle of 65.7mpg. Furthermore, the vehicle has sufficient room for four adults with a massive range of storage compartments. Also, the New Citroën C1's CO2 emissions start from only 99g/km. This makes the vehicle exempt from the London congestion charge and 1st year VED.

Moreover, the New C1 is the first Citroën petrol model to emit CO2 of less than 100g/km. It is also well specified, even from the entry-level VT trim. VTR variants have day-time running LEDs, electric front windows and air conditioning. The VTR+ trim has 14-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, Connecting Box (Bluetooth® & USB socket), dark tinted windows and leather steering wheel.

The 2012 Citroën C1 sports a striking new look and a greater buyer appeal. Citroën’s popular entry-level city car already attracted more than 620,000 customers worldwide, more than 80,000 of which were sold in the UK ever since it was launched in 2005. With new styling, more frugal engine, and enhanced equipment, the new C1 is setting a much higher benchmark in its segment.

The 2012 C1’s new features include LED daytime running lights, CO2 emissions from 99g/km, an Electronic Gearbox System complete with steering-mounted paddles, and a CD audio system complete with the integrated Connecting Box (which is a Bluetooth system plus USB socket).

Having made its world debut on January 10 at the Brussels Motor Show 2012, the New Citroën C1 is going to be in the UK market starting April 2012.

The New C1 is just 3.44 meters long, thereby retaining its spot as Citroën’s most compact model. The car is available in both five-door and three-door guises from launch and has the appeal as one of the market’s most ecological and economical city cars. However, despite being compact, it can still comfortably accommodate four adults and it still features various storage compartments in its central console, door panels, and dashboard.

You can also adjust its boot volume from 139 liters to over 700 liters, thanks to its folding rear seats. Moreover, the car’s compact dimensions make it a perfect travelling companion as it is able to provide you with a responsive and agile ride, tailored especially for city and urban driving. Additionally, a turning circle of 9.63 meters makes the car impressively easy to maneuver in busy traffic.

Lastly, the agile and frugal new C1’s power is generated by a 3-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 68hp. The New Citroën C1 1.0i is equipped with a manual gear box, resulting to an improved fuel economy (up to 65.7 mpg over combined cycle).

Its CO2 emission levels are also improved to 99g/km of CO2. This makes the New Citroën C1 exempt from congestion charges. Being the first petrol model from Citroën to deliver CO2 emission levels of less than 100g/km, the new C1 is available with an Electronic Gearbox System plus steering-mounted paddle controls that provide enhanced driving pleasure and handling.

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