Citroen C1 (2014–)

Model History

February 2014

New Citroen C1 revealed

The latest version of Citroen’s city car is available in both three and five-door versions, as well as a new open-top body style called Airscape. The front end features the key characteristics of the new brand models, with the Citroen C1’s two-part headlamps and round inserts creating a smiling front end.

The C1 is available in eight exterior colours (Caldéra Black, Gallium Grey, Carlinite Grey, Olive Brown, Lipizan White, Smalt Blue, Scarlet Red and Sunrise Red) and can also be personalised with bi-tone colour options. Two special launch versions are available with different body and roof colours – Olive Brown roof and Lipizan White body.

The soft-top version, Airscape, is also bi-toned. Contrasting with the body colour, the soft top is available in a choice of three colours: Sunrise Red, Black or Grey. For a touch of urban chic, 14-inch or 15-inch wheel covers and 15-inch diamond-tipped alloy wheels are also available.

The interior of the C1 is bright and airy with a colourful ambience. Designed with clean, structured lines, the dashboard features bright colours on the multimedia panel, air vent trim and gear lever base. The door panels also include body-coloured inserts.

The C1 is designed to carry up to four adults in comfort, with generous space in the front and rear. Both three and five-door versions maintain compact dimensions: 3.46m long / 1.62m wide /1.45m tall. One of the most compact city cars on the market, the versatile Citroen C1’s neat dimensions make it nimble and easy to manœuvre with an optimum turning radius of 4.80m and electric power steering for easy handling.

There are storage compartments throughout the cabin with cup holders and a glovebox able to hold a one-litre bottle and with a lid for greater peace of mind. The functional 196-litre boot is easy to access, with the parcel shelf folding away when the tailgate is opened. With the rear seats folded, boot capacity increases to 750 litres.

Compared with the previous-generation model, the Citroen C1 features a rear axle that is 4kg lighter, new suspension springs, new shock absorbers and a new large-diameter anti-roll bar. These changes improve both suspension comfort and road handling. New electric power steering delivers a precise and enjoyable drive with smooth, satisfying and sharp steering both in the city and on the open road.

The Citroen C1 features intuitive, easy-to-use technologies. It is available with a 7-inch Touch Drive Interface, grouping together all media functions (radio, telephone, video player, on-board computer). Mirror Screen technology offers advanced connectivity. This function allows the motorist to copy smartphone content onto the 7’’ Touch Drive Interface for easy display and control. To do this, a data exchange app must be installed on the smartphone, before being plugged into the car’s USB port, compatibility permitting.

Once installed, the motorist can take full advantage of the complete range of smartphone apps from the Touch Drive Interface: navigation, telephone, address book, music, web radio… and any other useful driving-compatible apps. A range of on-board technology makes driving easier such as a reversing camera, which projects images onto the Touch Drive Interface, simplifying manoeuvres, such as parking in tight spaces.

It also features hands-free entry and drive. This function lets the driver enter and start the car without taking out the electronic key – convenient technology typically seen on more premium models. Hill-start assist is also standard. This feature holds the car steady for two seconds for an easy re-start on slopes with a gradient of over 3%.

The new Citroen C1 is available with a choice of two latest-generation petrol engines. With the e-VTi 68 Airdream engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox and featuring Stop&Start technology with a special aerodynamics pack, the New Citroën C1 is on par with the best in class for fuel consumption.

The VTi 68 engine is available with the clutchless ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox). This 5-speed gearbox features a creep function and optimised pedal mapping, adjusting power effectively for smoother start-ups and enhanced driveability.

The other engine is the new VTi 82 from the PureTech engine family. Built in France, this 1.2 litre 3-cylinder 82bhp petrol engine uses innovative technologies for fuel consumption of 65mpg and just 99g/km CO2 emissions, combined with driveability and nimble performance – torque of 118 Nm and 0-60mph acceleration in 11 seconds.

March 2014

C1 prices announced

Available with three and five doors, the new C1 range starts at £8,245 for the C1 Touch VTi 68 manual 3-door, rising to £11,935 for the C1 Airscape Flair VTi 68 ETG 5-door.

There will be eight body colours to choose from, including four metallic options, along with three wheel designs and four interior upholstery finishes. The fabric roof will be available in three colours for the Airscape models (Black, Grey & Sunrise Red).

The C1 range is powered by two latest-generation petrol engines: a VTi 68, available with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed clutchless Efficient Tronic Gearbox (ETG), or as an e-VTi 68 Airdream 5-speed manual with Stop & Start technology. There is also the addition of Citroen’s latest three-cylinder ‘PureTech’ VTi 82 engine with a 5-speed manual transmission.

The lead-in C1 Touch standard specification includes ABS, EBA, ESP, power steering, high frequency remote central locking, electric front windows, six airbags, an MP3 compatible audio system, a USB socket and LED daytime running lights.

The C1 Feel adds air conditioning, DAB digital radio, 7-inch Touch Drive interface with Mirror Screen technology and steering mounted controls, along with body coloured door mirrors and door handles.

C1 Flair comes with 15-inch Planet alloy wheels and additional features including a speed limiter, rev counter, reversing camera, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, a leather steering wheel and dark tinted rear windows.

Optional extras include automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights, keyless entry & start and styling details such as black leather upholstery and various interior colour packs.

Model Price (otr)
C1 Touch VTi 68 manual 3-door £8,245
C1 Feel VTi 68 manual 3-door / 5-door £9,495 / £9,895
C1 Flair VTi 68 manual 3-door / 5-door £10,185 / £10,585
C1 Flair e-VTi 68 Airdream manual 3-door / 5-door £10,435 / £10,835
C1 Flair VTi 68 ETG 5-door £11,085
C1 Flair VTi 82 manual 3-door / 5-door £10,535 / £10,935
C1 Airscape Feel VTi 68 manual 3-door / 5-door £10,345 / £10,745
C1 Airscape Feel VTi 82 manual 5-door £11,095
C1 Airscape Flair e-VTi 68 Airdream manual 3-door / 5-door £11,285 / £11,685
C1 Airscape Flair VTi 68 ETG 5-door £11,935
C1 Airscape Flair VTi 82 manual 3-door / 5-door £11,385 / £11,785

March 2015

2014 Citroen C1 4-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating under 2014 system:

80% adult occupant protection; 80% child occupant protection; 62% pedestrian protection; 56% safety assist.

July 2016

C1 Furio launched

Bringing a new sporty style and unique features to the Citroen C1 city car range, the C1 Furio will go on sale in the UK from 1 August, with prices starting from just £10,855 on the road for the VTi 68. The Puretech 82 it £11,205.

Available as a three door hatchback, the new C1 Furio boasts striking exterior styling to appeal to younger drivers wanting a sporty look, but without them having to pay a premium for a more powerful engine. Two powertrain options are available: VTi 68 manual and PureTech 82 manual.

Based on the existing ‘Feel’ trim level, C1 Furio benefits from the addition of black 15-inch ‘Planet’ alloy wheels, bold exterior graphics, plus Sunrise Red door mirrors and wheel centre caps to provide an eye-catching contrast to the Lipizzan White or Carlinite Grey metallic body colour paint options. A rear diffuser and centred exhaust outlet complete the sporty exterior. Inside, C1 Furio benefits from the addition of ‘Wave’ grey cloth upholstery and a rev counter.

What does a Citroen C1 (2014) cost?

List Price from £10,995
Buy new from £12,120
Contract hire from £160.22 per month