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New Citroen C1 now available to order in the UK

New Citroen C1 now available to order in the UK

Citroen has launched its new C1 model, which is now available to buy in the UK with a choice of engines and specifications.

The new city-car comes with a choice of the following petrol engines: the e-VTi 68 engine with five-speed gearbox - available with or without start/stop technology and also available with an automatic gearbox  plus a new unit  the VTi 82; a 1.2-litre three-cylinder 82bhp petrol engine with torque of 118 Nm, and a 0-60mph of eleven seconds, producing 65mpg and just 99g/km CO2 emissions.

The hatchback is available as both three and five-door, plus a new open-top body style named Airscape, that can be specified in two-tone colour scheme with similar options available for the interior.

Three trim levels are offered  Touch, Feel and Flair  Airscape models are available in Feel and Flair specs.

Features include new LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and start, reversing camera, automatic air conditioning  a first on the C1 range  and, on three-door versions, memory settings for the front seats.

Hill-start assist is standard fit across the range. This feature holds the car stationary for two seconds for an easy re-start on slopes with a gradient of over 3 per cent. A speed limiter and steering mounted controls are also available.

The Airscape open-top body style is a new alternative for this popular model and is available with both three and five-doors  the opening runs practically the entire length of the roof and is electronically operated. A wind deflector deploys when the roof is opened to maintain comfort by limiting in-cabin turbulence. With the roof closed, cabin noise is the same as the hatchback version.

Another first for Citroen is its Mirror Screen technology which allows the driver to copy their smartphone content on to the cars 7-inch Touch Drive interface, grouping together all of the car's media functions (radio, telephone, trip computer).

Boot space comes in at 196-litres, rising to 780-litres by folding the rear seats down.

by: Danielle Bagnall