Citroen C1 Connexion Edition goes on sale in the UK

Article by Christian A., on August 5, 2012

Pricing for Citroën’s new C1 Connexion has been announced. What makes this a highly remarkable vehicle is that this is the first production car in the UK built from an app created in collaboration with Facebook. The C1 Connexion has already started selling. The one with 3 doors is priced at £9,495 while the five-door variant costs £9,845.

The special edition was created from the over 24,000 configurations sent through Citroën’s Facebook Page. The visitors to the site would arrive at a virtual ‘factory floor’ to select the appearance of the model and its features. The most popular configuration was used for the final design of C1 Connexion. 

A Citroën Facebook fan had designed the name badge that could be seen on the car. The C1 Connexion is based on the well-specified C1 1.0i 68 manual in VTR trim. It is built with 14"alloy wheels, dark tinted rear windows, Caldera Black metallic paint and Scarlet Red exterior and interior detailing.

The C1 Connexion is only £500 more expensive than the VTR version on which it is based even if it comes with additional equipment that’s worth more than £925. The C1 Connexion’s 1.0i 68 petrol engine is frugal and has low CO2 emissions. It offers a combined cycle fuel economy of 65.7mpg with CO2 emissions of only 99g/km, which makes this model VED free and exempt from the London Congestion Charge.

New Citroën C1’s new front end and its shorter bonnet give the car more appeal and more personality. Its headlights retain their rounded shape, whereas its front bumper is entirely redesigned to accommodate the fog lights and the LED daytime running lights, both of which are still somewhat of a rarity in its segment. The Citroën-specific vertical LED light signature, which can be seen on the DS3 and the C4 AIRCROSS, strengthens the new model’s character. Moreover, the new C1’s rear features the brand's new badging and chevrons as well as retains the innovative glass tailgate.

What’s more, the new C1 boasts new 'Notus' design 14-inch wheels, and offers available 'Rift' 14-inch alloy wheels, as standard.

New C1 now comes in Botticelli Blue, which the C3 and the DS3 already have. This special launch color is a fresh-looking body color that is included in the brand’s 2012 catalogue. Also included in the C1’s range of body colors are Electra Blue, Scarlet Red, Caldera Black, Lipizzan White, and two tones of grey – one is the lighter Gallium Grey, while the other is the darker Carlinite Grey. A chrome strip finish for the grille is available from the C1’s mid-range trim level.

Citroën C1’s interior is just as attractive as its exterior. The EGS models’ leather steering wheel has been redesigned, whereas the manual gearbox versions have been given a new-look gearstick. Stylish new 'Orsai' upholstery is available for most of the models, while the entry-level models feature Mistral 'Nokimat' cloth. Moreover, Leather/Alcantara is now available, allowing you to add a high-end touch to your new C1 interior.

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