Citroen C1

Citroen C1 Motability car rear

The new for 2014 Citroen C1 retains the underpinning from the old car and is still built alongside sister cars the Peugeot 108 and the Toyota Aygo in the Czech Republic following their alliance in 2005 and while the three cars also share a 1.0 litre petrol engine each have their own look and of the three the Citroen has the most competitive pricing. The C1 has to compete against the triumvirate of Volkswagen cars, namely the VW UP!, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii in the supermini sector.  The C1 retains the compact dimensions with a length of less than 3.5 metres but there’s more interior space and a larger boot too. The interior of the C1 is more plush than before and on the road refinement at all speeds has stepped up significantly with less roar from the wind and tyres and fewer bangs from the suspension.

 

Citroen C1 Motability car roofThe C1 is available as a three or five door car has the option to add a cloth body-long sunroof, the Airscape. Both Feel and Flair trims are on the Scheme and as is the way with French cars is well equipped, the Feel has remote central locking, electric front windows, six airbags, LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, DAB digital radio, seven-inch Touch Drive interface, steering mounted controls, along with body coloured door mirrors and door handles. The Flair trim adds 15″ alloy wheels, reversing camera, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, a leather steering wheel and tinted rear windows.

 

Citroen C1 Motability car topThe revamped three cylinder 1.0 litre petrol with 68bhp copes well as the C1 is a light car, only 840kg, performance is brisk, 62 miles per hour can be reached in 14.3 seconds and the economy from the five speed manual is an impressive 68.9 miles per gallon, this engine is available with a 6 speed Efficient Tronic Gearbox (ETG) which is the new semi-automatic offering from Citroen and includes a ‘creep’ function (presumably to stop it). If you like a little poke and the budget allows there is a 1.2 litre three cylinder petrol engine that offers 82bhp which is much more fun, 0-62 in an impressive 11 seconds and can still return 65 miles per gallon.

 Summer Best Buy – Citroen C1 1.0 litre petrol ‘Feel’ 3 or 5 door Manual –  £53.50 per week  (you receive £4.25 per week as a Mobility Payment)

Summer Best Buy – Citroen C1 1.0 litre petrol ‘Flair’ 5 door 6 speed Semi Automatic –  £57.25 Per Week  (you receive £0.75 per week as a Mobility Payment)

Summer Best Buy – Citroen C1 1.2 litre petrol ‘Flair Airscape’ 5 door 5 speed Manual –  £57.25 Per Week  (you receive £0.75 per week as a Mobility Payment)