Citroen C2 (2003–2010)

Model History

January 2003

Citroen C2 launched

Basic small 3 door Citroen gradually replaced the Saxo and sits under the 5 door C3. 3,666mm (12') long x 1,659mm (5' 5") wide.

Similar engine range to C3, but starting lower with basic £5,500 1.0 litre (not UK), rising through 1.1i, 1.4i, 1.4 HDI and 110bhp 1.6 16v VTR to 137bhp 2.0 litre. SensoDrive with paddle shift available on 1.4i and 1.6i. ABS with EBD and ABA standard across the range.

Launch prices: 1.1iL £6,995; 1.1iLX £7,695; I.4HDI L £7,995; 1.1iSX £8,295; 1.4HDI LX £8,695; 1.4HDI SX £9,295; 1.4i SX Sensodrive £9,595; 1.4i Furio Sensodrive £8,995; 1.6i VTR Sensidrive £10,995.

1.4HDI has 70mpg capability; 1.1i is Group 1 insurance, ideal for your drivers (look for 'free insurance' offers). 1.4 Furio and 1.6i 16v VTR were offered with the first year's insurance included except in Northern Ireland.

C2 features include individually sliding and folding rear seats and split tailgate, while options cover climate control, automatic headlamps and wipers, cruise control, heated leather seats.

C2 GT with same 110hp 1.6i 16V engine as the Exclusive, but with a five-speed manual transmission on sale from 1-12-2003 at £10,495 including a year's insurance. Does 0-60mph in 9.2 seconds and has top speed of 121mph.

February 2004

Range extended

Extra models include 1.4i Furio with manual or Sensodrive gearboxed at under £9,000 and Euro IV compliant 1.4HDI Furio Sensodrive at £10,195 including a ABS and a year's insurance. New 1.1 Design has CD player and 'funky' interior for £8,295, still low insurance group and offered with 1st year's insurance included for drivers as young as 19 when bought on Elect 3 Finance. 1.4 Design subject to £800 cashback bringing it down to £7,995. 70bhp 1.4 HDI Design £9,095 from Feb 2005 before cashbacks and discounts.

September 2007

110hp C2 1.6 HDi VTS launched

Priced at £10,995 and capable of over 60mpg. 0-60mph 9.1 seconds, top speed 120mph. 192lb.ft available at 2,000rpm. 64mpg combined and 119g/km CO2, so Band B £35pa VED. Air conditioning, ESP, four airbags, an alarm and ABS with EBD are all standard, while smart 16” ‘Cheetah’ alloy wheels are also fitted. Years free insurtance for drivers over 25 September 2007 only.

February 2008

C2 Code edition goes on sale

C2 Code launched based on 1.6 HDi VTS, which was a best seller, taking 20% of all C2 sales in 2007. Also £10,995.

August 2008

Citroen C2 range facelifted

Range facelifted and refreshed with new radiator grille and one-piece front bumper. C2 line-up has been simplified to four trim levels - Vibe, Rhythm, VTR and VTS. C2 Stop & Start now comes in the Rhythm trim and, together with the Cachet special edition, gains lateral airbags as standard as well as an aluminium effect surround on the centre console.

Combining performance, economy and environmental credentials, the C2 VTS 1.6 HDi 110hp returns 64.2mpg on the combined cycle is fitted with a particulate filter system (DPFS) that virtually eliminates particle emissions and chugs out only 119g/km. It can also run on 30% bio-diesel which means that it combines low emissions with the ability to utilise a renewable energy source. C2 1.4HDIs now onlu emit 113g/km CO2. Updates on the VTR and VTS models include option of heated front leather seats and passenger seat-height adjustment and increased equipment levels, including new and exciting paint colours and MP3-CD compatibility as standard on the entry level C2 Vibe.

  • Citroën C2 Vibe 1.1i 61hp 138 g/km £8,795.00
  • Citroën C2 Vibe 1.4HDi 70hp 113 g/km £9,410.00
  • Citroën C2 Rhythm 1.1i 61hp 138 g/km £9,295.00
  • Citroën C2 Rhythm 1.4i 8V 75hp 143 g/km £9,795.00
  • Citroën C2 Rhythm 1.4i 16V 90hp Stop & Start 130 g/km £11,295.00
  • Citroën C2 Rhythm 1.4HDi 70hp 113 g/km £10,595.00
  • Citroën C2 VTR 1.4i 8V 75hp 143 g/km £10,395.00
  • Citroën C2 VTR 1.6i 16V 110hp 151 g/km £12,195.00
  • Citroën C2 VTR 1.4HDi 70hp 113 g/km £11,095.00
  • Citroën C2 VTS 1.6i 16V 125hp 163 g/km £12,895.00
  • Citroën C2 VTS 1.6HDi 16V 110hp 119 g/km£13,895.00

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