Citroen C1 Overview
Small but mighty, the Citroën C1 boasts big car features and super-low running costs. It’s powered by a 1.0 VTi petrol engine that returns up to 58.8mpg combined with stop and start technology to reduce emissions. Shine models have a reversing camera as standard, and you can choose a 5-door hatchback or Airscape body with a folding fabric roof. Cheeky good looks and a fun drive complete the package.
Trim levels include Urban Ride and Shine. Urban Ride kicks things off with air conditioning, a 7” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED daytime running lights and tinted rear windows. Shine adds a rev counter, 15” alloy wheels, chrome door mirrors, a reversing camera and gloss black interior trim. Airscape models have a black folding fabric roof, giving you the freedom of a convertible on those sunny days.
Compact and distinctive, the C1 turns heads everywhere with its compact body and striking shape. Shine models ride on 15” ‘Planet’ alloys and stand out with chrome door mirrors, satin chrome interior door handles and a rev counter.
The 1.0 VTi petrol engine kicks out 82bhp and returns up to 58.8mpg combined, making the C1 one of the most efficient cars in its class. It handles and cruises comfortably, and it’s easy to park in Shine specification thanks to the reversing camera.
With five doors and 50-50 split-folding rear seats as standard, the C1 is perfect as a small family car and urban runabout. The 196-litre boot is big enough for several shopping bags and both rear outermost seats have ISOFIX mounting points.
Living with it
All versions have a 7” touchscreen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, air conditioning and rear privacy glass. With so many useful features and low running costs, the C1 is proof that small can sometimes be better.