Citroën C1 Gets Eyebrows... No, Seriously
25 Février 2014 - Autoblog
Citroën has revealed its new C1 city car, marking the first full redesign of the popular hatch since it debuted way back in 2005. Set to make its global debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show, here are all the particulars on what should prove a popular offering in European markets.
Available in both three and five-door versions like its predecessor, the new C1 adds a convertible-like Airscape model, which delivers an open-roof experience for budget drivers.
The exterior, meanwhile, is reminiscent of the old C1, but fresher and funkier. There's no other way to describe the secondary set of lights but as eyebrows, although that's no bad thing. This is a cute car, and among budget city cars looks count just a bit more (because there isn't much else worth bragging about, usually).
Owners will have the choice of two gas engines at launch, although details on both are frustratingly scarce (we don't even have displacement or cylinder counts on the first engine). The VTi 68 engine is available with a five-speed automatic and can be had with or without start-stop technology. We don't have power figures on the VTi 68, but when fitted with start-stop and some standard aerodynamic aids, Citroën claims fuel economy will be equal to the best in class.
The top-of-the-line engine is a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder gas engine. It boasts just 82 horsepower and 87 pound-feet of torque, but promises to return 65 miles per gallon on the European cycle. Surprisingly, no diesel engine is specified.