2014 Citroen C1 officially introduced with brand new design

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 24, 2014

After Peugeot unveiled the 108, Citroen introduced today the all-new C1 model, which is developed alongside the second-generation 108. Available in both three and five-door versions, as well as a new open-top body style called Airscape, the 2014 Citroen C1 promises to deliver an upbeat response to urban mobility requirements.

As you can see from the photos, the new Citroen C1 shows a brand new design with dynamic lines and a cheerful front-end gaze characterized by the stylish headlights. The C1’s verticals daytime running LED lights also create a signature that underlines the car’s cheerful design and strong character. At the rear, the lightning effects are continued by the square taillights that create a 3D effect.

According to Citroen, the C1 will be available in eight exterior colors: Caldéra Black, Gallium Grey, Carlinite Grey, Olive Brown, Lipizan White, Smalt Blue, Scarlet Red and Sunrise Red). Still, Citroen will also offer personalized bi-tone colour options. Two special launch versions are available with different body and roof colours – Olive Brown roof and Lipizan White body.

The C1 Airscape is also bi-toned and the soft top is available in a choice of three colours: Sunrise Red, Black or Grey. For a touch of urban chic, 14’’ or 15’’ wheel covers and 15’’ diamond-tipped alloy wheels are also available.

Inside, the new Citroen C1 features clean and structured lines, while the dashboard comes in bright colours on the multimedia panel, air vent trim and gear lever base. The door panels also include body-coloured inserts. The functional 196-litre boot is easy to access, with the parcel shelf folding away when the tailgate is opened. With the rear seats folded, boot capacity increases to 780 litres.

Compared with the previous-generation model, the New Citroën C1 features a rear axle that is 4 kg lighter, new suspension springs, new shock absorbers and a new large-diameter anti-roll bar.

These changes improve both suspension comfort and road handling. The 2014 Citroen C1 will be available with a choice of two latest-generation petrol engines. There is a three-cylinder ‘Airdream’ engine that generates 68 hp, bolted to a 5-speed transmission and featuring Stop&Start technology.

The VTi 68 engine is available with the clutchless ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox). This 5-speed gearbox features a creep function and optimised pedal mapping, adjusting power effectively for smoother start-ups and enhanced driveability. Moreover, the Citroen C1 is available with the 1.2-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 82 mpg and 118 Nm of torque. With a weight of just 840 kg, the Citroen C1 equipped with the 1.2-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine that develops 82 hp can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11 seconds.

Press Release

Citroen C1

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Citroen premiered the new Citroen C1, a fresh take on a best-seller that has notched up more than 760,000 sales since its launch in 2005. This new city car is available in 3- door and 5-door versions and also in a new open-top body style called Airscape. A car with a strong personality, delivering an upbeat response to urban mobility requirements, the new Citroen C1 reflects the renewal of Citroen.

The new Citroen C1 features:

more design, with dynamic lines and a cheerful front end with a cheeky gaze created by the headlamps. Two-tone versions and brightly coloured interiors underline the car's character and joy for living. It is clearly a member of the new family of Citroen vehicles. With its unique styling and irresistible looks, it is an immediate eye-catcher;
more comfort, for day-to-day driving. An agile car designed to nip in and out of traffic, it allies compact exterior dimensions (just 3.46m), with easy handling and a turning circle of 4.80m. It also delivers exceptional suspension comfort and impeccable road manners;
more useful technology, to make life easier, with convenient features such as the 7" touchscreen, and Mirror Screen technology to copy and run smartphone apps from the touchscreen. The new Citroen C1 can also be fitted with hands-free entry and drive, with a reversing camera, and with hill-start assist, for increased peace of mind;
optimised running costs: weighing just 840 kg, and shipping with new-generation petrol engines, the new Citroen C1 ranks among the best in class for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Irresistible exterior styling

The new Citroen C1 is available as a 3-door and 5-door vehicle, as a hatchback or an open-top vehicle with Airscape.

The dynamic, lively styling is underlined by the visual continuity between the windscreen and side windows, with black windscreen pillars and, depending on trim, chrome-finish weatherstrips.

The front end gains the features identifying the new brand models. The two-part headlamps and round inserts create a smiley front end with a cheeky gaze.

The vertical daytime-running LED lights create a light signature emphasising the car's cheerful gaze and strong character.

The glass tailgate and square lights add momentum to the rear end, creating a 3D effect.

The new Citroen C1 is a car of free-thinking design with an irresistible expression, underlined by compact, condensed volumes and wider tracks at both the front and rear.

It is clearly a member of the family of new Citroen vehicles. With its strong personality, it has immediate appeal and the ability to attract attention.

Attractive colours

Cheerful and bubbly, the new Citroen C1 is available in eight up-to-the-minute exterior colours, from the sophisticated Caldéra Black, Gallium Grey, Carlinite Grey and Olive Brown to the radiant Lipizan White, Smalt Blue, Scarlet Red and Sunrise Red.

The new Citroen C1 is also personalisable with its two-tone colour options. Two special launch versions are available with different body and roof colours (Olive Brown roof and Lipizan White body).

The convertible version, Airscape, is also two-tone. A soft top contrasting with the body colour is available in a choice of three colours: Sunrise Red, Black or Grey.

As a final touch of urban chic, this modern city car is available with 14" or 15" wheel covers and 15" diamond-tipped alloy wheels.

The interior of the new Citroen C1 l is bright and breezy too, with a cheerful, colourful ambience.

Designed in clean, structured lines, the dashboard features bright touches of colour on the multimedia panel, air vent trim and gearlever base. As a finishing touch, the door panels include body-coloured inserts.

Day-to-day comfort and well-being

The new Citroen C1 gives you a fresh standpoint on the city and its constraints. Its aim: to make the city its playground of choice.

Airscape: an invitation to make the most of every moment

The new Citroen C1 delivers day-to-day driving pleasure and sensations. The Airscape open-top body style reveals itself to the city in both 3-door and 5-door versions, a class exclusive.

The exceptionally large soft top (800 mm x 760 mm) has easy-to-use power controls.

The Airscape open-top versions create a sense of escape. Passengers can take a moment to enjoy life and urban living at any time, for a greater sensation of everyday freedom and driveability.

Compact dimensions for greater agility

The new Citroen C1 is designed to carry up to four adults in comfort, with generous space at both front and rear. Both the 3-door and 5-door versions maintain compact dimensions: 3.46m long / 1.62m wide / 1.45m tall.

This is still a versatile city car, one of the most compact on the market. Its neat dimensions make it easy to nimble and easy to manoeuvre with an optimum turning radius of 4.80m and electric power steering.

Easy to handle, it makes light work of urban obstacles.

Storage and equipment to make life easier

The new Citroen C1 combines dynamic, vibrant design with easy use and essential everyday features.

Your ideal day-to-day partner, it ships with a range of convenient, ingenious storage compartments around the cabin, with cup holders and a glovebox able to hold a one-litre bottle and with a lid for greater peace of mind.

The new Citroen C1 is also an ergonomic car, designed to make everyday life easier. The functional 196 litre boot is easy to access, with the parcel shelf folding away when the tailgate is opened. With the rear seats folded, boot capacity increases to 780 litres.

The new Citroen C1 also ships with a range of features designed for your comfort, such as automatic air conditioning, heated seats and, for the 3-door version, memory settings for the front seats.

Comfort and road manners

The new Citroen C1 also sets high standards in comfort and road manners.

Compared with the previous-generation model, the new Citroen C1 ships with a rear axle that is 4 kg lighter, new suspension springs, new shock absorbers and a new large-diameter anti-roll bar. These changes improve both suspension comfort and road manners.

Further, the new electric power steering delivers a precise, enjoyable drive. Steering is smooth, satisfying and sharp, both in the city and on the open road, making a real contribution to driving pleasure.

At the same time, the new tyres with very low rolling resistance and compact dimensions (14 and 15 inches) contribute to strong braking and lower fuel consumption.

The new Citroen C1 brings you an enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed driving experience, on all types of road.

A touch-sensitive connected interface

The new Citroen C1 ships with intuitive, easy-to-use technologies. It is available with a 7" touchscreen grouping all media functions (radio, telephone, video player, onboard computer).

Never alone, always on line. The new Citroen C1 features advanced connectivity with Mirror Screen technology.

This function lets you copy smartphone content onto the 7" touch screen for easy display and control. To do this, you simply need to check the compatibility of your smartphone, install the data exchange app and plug it into the car's USB port.

You can then take advantage of the full range of smartphone apps from the 7" touchscreen: navigation, telephone, address book, music, web radio… and any other useful drivingcompatible apps.

Technology for easy use

The new Citroen C1 also delivers a relaxed drive.

To simplify manoeuvres such as parking in tight spaces, a reversing camera projects images onto the 7" touchscreen.

The new Citroen C1 now features hands-free entry and drive. This function lets the driver enter and start the car without taking out the electronic key. Already present on vehicles further up the market, this system makes life easier for users.

Another useful function fitted as standard is hill-start assist. This feature can prove essential in the city, when leaving an underground car park, for example. It holds the car steady for two seconds for an easy re-start on slopes with a gradient of over 3%.

For optimised running costs

The new Citroen C1 also makes economic sense with its affordable price tag and optimised running costs.

Weighing just 840 kg and fitted with very low rolling resistance tyres and efficient latestgeneration engines.

Efficient engines

The new Citroen C1 ships with a choice of two latest-generation petrol engines. With the e-VTi 68 Airdream engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox and featuring Stop&Start technology with a special aerodynamics pack, the new Citroen C1 is on a par with the best for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The VTi 68 engine is also available with the clutchless ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox). This 5-speed gearbox features a creep function and optimised pedal mapping, adjusting power effectively for smoother start-ups and enhanced driveability.

The new Citroen C1 is also available with the new VTi 82 from the PureTech engine family. Built in France, this 1.2 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine developing 82 bhp uses innovative, efficient and economical technologies, for fuel consumption of 4.3l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 99g/km, allied with driveability and nimble performance. With torque of 118 Nm and 0-100 kph acceleration in 11 seconds, this engine contributes to the ability of the new Citroen C1 to head for the open road.

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