The 2012 Citroën C1 1.0i variant recorded a Co2 emission of 99g/km and a combined economy of 65.7mpg following final modifications to its 67bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine. The C1 1.0i, which is currently displayed at the Brussels motor show, is now exempt from the London Congestion Charge.Another 2012 C1 variant is fitted with an Electronic Gearbox System with paddle controls mounted at the steering for improved handling.
EGS version runs 62.8 mpg (combined) and releases 104g/km of CO2. The 2012 C1s sport a new look with new shorter bonnet and front bumper, designed to contain fog lights and LED daytime running lights.
Top-of-the-range C1 dons a 14” alloys as standard, while mid-range variants and above sports a chrome grille strip. The car is also equipped with a CD audio system integrated with a Bluetooth system and USB socket. The company also tweaked the car’s power steering settings and shock absorbers to improve its low-speed agility. The 2012 C1 is due to arrive in the U.K. in April 2012.
In terms of performance, the new Citroën C1 is truly versatile. While it has a number of amazing on-road qualities, these are complemented with new features like shock absorbers and a power steering setting in order to deliver added ride comfort and agility especially at low speeds. It will be equipped with various technological features aimed at ensuring safer driving in urban areas.
These include ESP, Isofix anchorage points, and ABS that has Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. It will come with an array of features known as “Créative Technologie”. Specifically for the driver and a first for the C1, the paddle controls for its Electronic Gearbox System have been mounted on the steering wheel. To ensure added comfort when travelling, its radio has a fascia that has the same style as that of its dashboard.
There is also a new time display. A CD audio system has been fitted inside and has a Connecting Box. With this, the audio system can read all types of formats for MP3. It even has a Bluetooth function and a jack and USB hook-ups which are found at the central console’s base. Still on the interior, while the steering wheel of its EGS models remains to be covered by leather, it has a new design.
Those having the manual gearbox will see that the gearstick has a new look. Most versions will come with the Orsai upholstery though the base models will have the Mistral Nokimat cloth. However there is now the option offering Leather/Alcantara in order to give it that touch of high-end quality.
If the interior is indeed attractive, the exterior has the same quality as the new Citroën C1 will be offered in a special color known as Botticelli blue. This color is part of the 2012 catalogue and was already offered for the DS3 and the C3.
Other colors being offered include Caldera black, Electra blue, Lipizzan white, and Scarlet red. There are even two grey tones made available which are Carlinite grey (a darker tone) and the lighter Gallium grey. Meanwhile the grille with have a chrome strip finish through this is only offered starting in the mid-range trim level.