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 five door car and as is the way with French cars is well equipped, the Sense 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 Sine 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 71bhp copes well as the C1 is a light car, only 840kg, performance is brisk, 62 miles per hour can be reached in 12.6 seconds and the economy from the five speed manual is impressive.

 Autumn Best Buy – Citroen C1 1.0 litre petrol ‘Sense’ 5 door  Manual –  £61.95 per week  (you receive £0.55 per week as a Mobility Payment)