Citroen has actually revealed photos of its 2014 Citroen C1 city car ahead of its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show– and it takes on the likes of the Renault Twingo, Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo for the crown of quirkiest little automobile of the show.
Citroen says the brand-new C1 attributes “more design”, which, although sounding a little cringe-inducing, does represent just how much the brand-new automobile has changed over the outgoing version we initially saw in 2005.
At 3.46 m long, the 2014 Citroen C1 is 15cm longer than its predecessor. The French producer states it’s roomier compared to previously, and able to hold 4 parents in convenience. It’s readily available in 3- or five-door body designs, and has a respectable boot capability of 196 litres (increasing to 750 litres with the back seats folded up down).
Like the previous model, the brand-new Citroen C1 keeps a cheeky personality emphasised by the two-part headlamps and upright LED daytime running lights. Citroen is providing a huge range of colours for its brand-new C1, consisting of a number of bi-tone options. Ideal for its target audience that want the customised appearance.
Among the coolest things (literally) regarding the 2014 C1 is the intro of the ‘Airscape’ soft-top model. Without being a full convertible, Citroen says the Airscape “makes a feeling of retreat”, by having an 80cm x 76cm electric opening canvas roof covering.
Engine and Performance
Purchasers of the 2014 Citroen C1 will certainly get a choice of two petrol engines– both strongly efficient, with the 83hp 3-cylinder 1.2-litre VTi engine returning 65mpg and producing 99g/km CO2. These remarkable figures are the result of cutting-edge technologies shares Citroen, along with weight conserving– suggestioning the scales at 840kg.
The optional clutchless Efficient Tronic Gearbox (ETG) will certainly also help sustain usage, many thanks to its creep function and optimised pedal mapping.
2014 Citroen C1 hasn’t already verified figures for the 68hp e-VTi engine, but mated with a 5-speed gearbox and showcasing stop/start with a special aerodynamics pack, we predict it will easily go over 70mpg.
Technology and Interior
We’ve compiled that innovation will help the Citroen C1’s discharges, but exactly what else is the city car loaded with?
For a startin 2014 Citroen C1, there’s the 7-inch Touch Drive Interface that functions as a radio, telephone, video clip player and on-board computer– as well as a back view cam, making reverse vehicle parking a little much easier in busy city areas.
The infotainment device can also deal with an assortment of suitable apps, such as navigation and on-line radio terminals. Content such as songs can also be loaded off a mobile phone with the car’s USB port and kept on the multimedia hard disk.
There are additionally luxuries such as heated seats and air conditioning.
2014 Citroen C1 at Geneva Price
Despite sturdy competition from the similarity the Volkswagen Up!, Citroen has offered 760,000 of the outward bound C1s over the last nine years, and the new one makes certain to confirm preferred with conventional C1 purchasers.
Nonetheless, competition is exceptionally solid with rival French business Renault unveiling its Twingo at Geneva. Compared with the rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive Twingo, the C1 isn’t precisely revolutionary with its traditional front-engine, front-wheel-drive design– yet most customers will like it simply for its oddball looks.
And, like the previous Citroen C1, it’ll be discussing its platform with the Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 108.
Just how much will the brand-new Citroen C1 cost? Prices are yet to be validated, however with the outward bound model starting at $8,095, the brand name will certainly be firing itself in the foot if it’s considerably a lot more pricey than that.