When lined up against its equivalent rivals, such as the Volkswagen Up and Hyundai i10, the C1 looks competitively priced. Even up against the Toyota Aygo, which it shares so much with, the C1 is priced more keenly. Airscape models command a premium, though, and can’t be bought in entry-level Touch trim.
Running a C1 should be a painless experience. No model in the range emits more than 99g/km of CO2, meaning free road tax across the range. The 1.0-litre petrol engine performed particularly well in our True MPG tests, achieving an impressive 54mpg.
Company car drivers will also benefit from these low prices and low CO2 emissions, because the C1 is seriously cheap to run through work. Even an equivalent Skoda Citigo Greentech is very slightly more expensive every month.
Most C1s are bought on PCP finance, though, and Citroën offers some attractive deals that feature very low monthly payments.