Citroen has updated its C1 line-up to offer more standard equipment and a revised range comprised of three trim levels. The range starts with the entry-level C1 VT, which has a starting price of £8,095 and offers the same equipment and pricing as before. Offered as a mid-range is the Citroen C1 Edition that replaces the VTR models.
Available with a base tag of £9,670, it comes with a range of new equipment as standard, including 14-inch ‘Rift’ alloy wheels and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with matching gear knob.
The Citroen C1 VT and Edition models are available in six color options that include a range of metallic shades. The range-topping Platinum trim is available from £10,345 and replaces the VTR+ trim level.
It now features a new standard specification ‘Look Pack’, which entails a Carlinite Grey roof with color-matched rear spoiler and door mirrors. The new Platinum trim could be availed in two body color options -- Agrume Red and Lipizzan White -- to contrast with the Carlinite Grey roof and exterior trim. Customers could also match the color of the roof with Carlinite Grey.
New C1 Platinum trim also features the carmaker’s Connecting Box comprised of Bluetooth with USB socket, dark-tinted rear windows, shiny black interior details and front fog lights. All models are powered by a fuel-efficient 1.0i 68hp 3-cylinder petrol engine. This is paired with the Efficient Tronic Gearbox (ETG) in the Platinum version.
Offered with the new Citroën C1 is a wide array of features dubbed as “Créative Technologie.” The driver gets to experience many of these technological treats like the paddle controls, mounted on the steering wheel, for the vehicle’s Electronic Gearbox System. This is considered as a first especially for the C1. The new CD audio system now features a time display.
Aside from having a Bluetooth function, it can also now read any MP3 formats. It comes with jack hook-ups and USB located at the central console’s base. Offered with the audio system is a Connecting Box which is fitted as standard under the top range models but optional beginning with the second trim level. Looking at the radio, it has been improved with a new facia that complements how the dashboard is styled allowing for better comfort. The new C1 will be launched in a special color known as Botticelli Blue.
This is not a new offering though this is already part of the 2012 catalogue and already in the DS3 and the C3. Additional colors offered are Caldera Black, Electra Blue, Lipizzan White, and Scarlet Red. Included as well are two grey tones. The dark is called Carlinite Grey with the light one being Gallium Grey. Citroën is also offering a finish for the grille that comes with a chrome strip though offered only starting at the mid-range trim level.
The different changes make the C1 as appealing on the interior as it is on the exterior. Under the EGS variants, a redesign was implemented on the leather steering wheel. Meanwhile, models having the manual gearbox will have the new-look gearstick. The brand revealed that many of the models will offer the “Orsai” upholstery. Entry-level models though will have the Mistral “Nokimat” cloth. Those who want their interior to have a luxurious touch can avail of the Leather/Alcantara option.