2012 Citroen C1 revealed

* New look for C1 city car * More economical engine * CO2 emissions of 99g/km...

2012 Citroen C1 revealed

The Citroen C1 city car has been given a fresh look for 2012, while fuel economy has been improved.

The updated C1 has a redesigned front bumper that houses new LED daytime running lights in vertical strips, which are similar to those on the DS3 and new C4 Aircross.

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.

The Citroen C1 is virtually identical to the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo, which have also been refreshed for 2012.

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