The Citroen C1 city car has been given a fresh look for 2012, while fuel economy has been improved.
Fitted with a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, the 2012 C1 now averages 65.7mpg, an improvement of 2.9mpg on the current car. More significantly, CO2 emissions in manual versions have fallen to 99g/km, meaning owners of the latest C1 won't pay road tax or the London Congestion Charge.
The new C1 can now be specified with Citroen's EGS automated gearbox, operated by steering wheel-mounted paddles. Average fuel economy is 62.8mpg, while CO2 emissions are 104g/km.
Citroen says the updated C1 will be available with electronic stability control for the first time, although it has yet to be decided if the safety kit will be standard or come as an option.
As before, the new car will be available with three or five doors. The car will be launched at the Brussels motor show next week.
Prices and specifications have yet to be confirmed. The entry-level version of the current C1 costs 8695.