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.