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Citroen C1 Undercuts Rivals From £6,495

Thu, 02 Jun 2005
Citroen's new C1 has gone on sale at prices from £6,495, undercutting the 107 and Aygo.

The base model Vibe comes with ABS, EBD, Cornering Stability Control, twin airbags (passenger's switchable), variable power steering, height adjustable steering wheel, full sized spare, pollen filter, and radio CD player with MP3 socket. Figures are: 0-60 13.4, top speed 98, mpg 61.4 combined, CO2 109g/km, IG 1E. 3-dr £6,495; 5-dr £6,845. Rhythm 5-door also has front lateral airbags, high frequency remote central locking, Isofix anchors, side rubbing strips, velour trim, front electric windows, rev counter, 50/50 split folding rear seat and rear head restraints and costs £7,345. By July the Ryhthm can also be has with a 55PS 1.4 4 cylinder diesel engine giving 0-60 15.3, top speed 96, combined mpg 68.9, CO2 109g/km, IG 2E. That costs £8,445. A/c on Rhythm models is an extra £500.

Lanched Geneva Motor Show 1st March 2005 the C1 is a joint venture car built by PSA and Toyota at Kolin in the Czech Republic primarily for Eastern bloc countries. 3,429mm long by 1,630mm wide by 1,470 high.

At the same time Citroen is offering C2 1.1iLs at £5,995, saving £2,000 and making this the cheapest new car you can buy with a speed warning buzzer; C3 1.1 Desires at £7,495, saving £2,400; C4 1.4 16vLXs from £9,995, saving £1,500 and Picasso 1.6LXs at £9,995, saving £3,400.

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