Citroën C1 review

Category: City car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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RRP £12,945What Car? Target Price from£11,396
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Introduction

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The Citroën C1 is up against some seriously strong rivals in the competitive city car class, such as the Volkswagen Up and Hyundai i10.

As if those two weren't enough to worry about, the C1 also has to take on its stablemates, the Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 108. All three share the same engineering DNA and it’s only styling, pricing and small differences in specifications, that will matter to customers.

Only one engine – a frugal 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol – is available and it comes with the choice of a five-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed ETG automated manual.

C1 buyers have a choice of three or five doors, and there's an open-top Airscape version that has a retractable fabric roof. Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions of the C1 and see how we think it compares with its rivals. And, remember, if you decide you want to buy one, make sure you check out our New Car Buying service to see how a big a discount you could get on the brochure price.

 

At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol
MPG range across all versions58.9 - 58.9
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£637 / £739
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£1,273 / £1,479

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