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C1 is set to smile


THE NEW Citroën C1 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.Like the old C1, the new model will bepart of a trilogy of city cars, together with the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo.

The new model features a more dynamic design, improved comfort, advanced technology and optimised running costs.

The new C1 will be available in both three- and five-door guisesand an open-top vehicle with Airscape.On the outside, the new C1 is more attractive than its predecessor, with two-part headlamps and round inserts creating a smiling front end with the vertical daytimerunning LED lights emphasising the car’s strong character and cheerful gaze.

The C1 is available in eight exterior colours and also comes with two-tone personalisable colour options while the convertibleAirscape version is also two-tone withthe soft top - contrasting the body colour - available in a choice of three colours.

The new C1 has various storage compartments around the cabin - with cup holders and a glovebox able to hold a 1.0-litre bottle - and boot space of 196 litres, whichincreases to 780 litres when the rear seats are folded down.

Interior features include automatic air conditioning, heated seats and memory settings for the front seats in the three-door version.

A most interesting feature is the advanced connectivity system that features a seven-inch touch screen with Mirror Screen technology, which lets you copy smartphone content onto the screen for easy display and control.Other features include hands-free entry and drive,a reverse camera to assist parking in tight spaces and hill start assist.

The new Citroën C1 comes with a choice of two latest-generation petrol engines: the eVTi 68 Airdream engine mated to a five-speed gearboxor clutchless Efficient Tronic Gearbox, which makes it on par with the best for fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

The other powertrain is the new 1.2-litre petrolVTi 82 from the PureTech engine family. Itproduces a maximumof 61kW and 118Nm of torque withfuel consumption of 4.3litres/100km and carbon emissions of 99g/km. It can acceleratefrom zero to 100km/h in just 11 seconds.

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