Transcript of "New Citroen C1 at Geneva Motor Show 2014"
At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Citroen is premiering the new Citroen C1, a fresh take on a
bestseller that has notched up more than 760,000 sales since its launch in 2005. This new city
car is available in 3 door and 5door versions and also in a new opentop body style called
Airscape. A car with a strong personality, delivering an upbeat response to urban mobility
requirements, the new Citroen C1 reflects the renewal of Citroen.
The new Citroen C1 features:
more design, with dynamic lines and a cheerful front end with a cheeky gaze created by
the headlamps. Twotone versions and brightly coloured interiors underline the car's
character and joy for living. It is clearly a member of the new family of Citroen vehicles.
With its unique styling and irresistible looks, it is an immediate eyecatcher;
● more comfort, for daytoday driving. An agile car designed to nip in and out of traffic, it
allies compact exterior dimensions (just 3.46m), with easy handling and a turning circle
of 4.80m. It also delivers exceptional suspension comfort and impeccable road manners;
● more useful technology, to make life easier, with convenient features such as the 7"
touchscreen, and Mirror Screen technology to copy and run smartphone apps from the
touchscreen. The new Citroen C1 can also be fitted with handsfree entry and drive, with
a reversing camera, and with hillstart assist, for increased peace of mind;
● optimised running costs: weighing just 840 kg, and shipping with newgeneration petrol
engines, the new Citroen C1 ranks among the best in class for fuel consumption and
Irresistible exterior styling
The new Citroen C1 is available as a 3door and 5door vehicle, as a hatchback or an opentop
vehicle with Airscape.
The dynamic, lively styling is underlined by the visual continuity between the windscreen and side
windows, with black windscreen pillars and, depending on trim, chromefinish weatherstrips.
The front end gains the features identifying the new brand models. The twopart headlamps and
round inserts create a smiley front end with a cheeky gaze.
The vertical daytimerunning LED lights create a light signature emphasising the car's cheerful
gaze and strong character.
The glass tailgate and square lights add momentum to the rear end, creating a 3D effect.
The new Citroen C1 is a car of freethinking design with an irresistible expression, underlined by
compact, condensed volumes and wider tracks at both the front and rear.
It is clearly a member of the family of new Citroen vehicles. With its strong personality, it has
immediate appeal and the ability to attract attention.
Cheerful and bubbly, the new Citroen C1 is available in eight uptotheminute exterior colours,
from the sophisticated Caldéra Black, Gallium Grey, Carlinite Grey and Olive Brown to the
radiant Lipizan White, Smalt Blue, Scarlet Red and Sunrise Red.
The new Citroen C1 is also personalisable with its twotone colour options. Two special launch
versions are available with different body and roof colours (Olive Brown roof and Lipizan White
The convertible version, Airscape, is also twotone. A soft top contrasting with the body colour is
available in a choice of three colours: Sunrise Red, Black or Grey.
As a final touch of urban chic, this modern city car is available with 14" or 15" wheel covers and
15" diamondtipped alloy wheels.
The interior of the new Citroen C1 l is bright and breezy too, with a cheerful, colourful ambience.
Designed in clean, structured lines, the dashboard features bright touches of colour on the
multimedia panel, air vent trim and gearlever base. As a finishing touch, the door panels include
Daytoday comfort and wellbeing
The new Citroen C1 gives you a fresh standpoint on the city and its constraints. Its aim: to make
the city its playground of choice.
Airscape: an invitation to make the most of every moment
The new Citroen C1 delivers daytoday driving pleasure and sensations. The Airscape opentop
body style reveals itself to the city in both 3door and 5door versions, a class
The exceptionally large soft top (800 mm x 760 mm) has easytouse power controls.
The Airscape opentop versions create a sense of escape. Passengers can take a moment to
enjoy life and urban living at any time, for a greater sensation of everyday freedom and
Compact dimensions for greater agility
The new Citroen C1 is designed to carry up to four adults in comfort, with generous space at
both front and rear. Both the 3door and 5door versions maintain compact dimensions: 3.46m
long / 1.62m wide / 1.45m tall.
This is still a versatile city car, one of the most compact on the market. Its neat dimensions
make it easy to nimble and easy to manoeuvre with an optimum turning radius of 4.80m and
electric power steering.
Easy to handle, it makes light work of urban obstacles.
Storage and equipment to make life easier
The new Citroen C1 combines dynamic, vibrant design with easy use and essential everyday
Your ideal daytoday partner, it ships with a range of convenient, ingenious storage
compartments around the cabin, with cup holders and a glovebox able to hold a onelitre bottle
and with a lid for greater peace of mind.
The new Citroen C1 is also an ergonomic car, designed to make everyday life easier. The
functional 196 litre boot is easy to access, with the parcel shelf folding away when the tailgate is
opened. With the rear seats folded, boot capacity increases to 780 litres.
The new Citroen C1 also ships with a range of features designed for your comfort, such as
automatic air conditioning, heated seats and, for the 3door version, memory settings for the
Comfort and road manners
The new Citroen C1 also sets high standards in comfort and road manners.
Compared with the previousgeneration model, the new Citroen C1 ships with a rear axle that is
4 kg lighter, new suspension springs, new shock absorbers and a new largediameter antiroll
bar. These changes improve both suspension comfort and road manners.
Further, the new electric power steering delivers a precise, enjoyable drive. Steering is smooth,
satisfying and sharp, both in the city and on the open road, making a real contribution to driving
At the same time, the new tyres with very low rolling resistance and compact dimensions (14
and 15 inches) contribute to strong braking and lower fuel consumption.
The new Citroen C1 brings you an enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed driving experience, on all
types of road.
A touchsensitive connected interface
The new Citroen C1 ships with intuitive, easytouse technologies. It is available with a 7"
touchscreen grouping all media functions (radio, telephone, video player, onboard computer).
Never alone, always on line. The new Citroen C1 features advanced connectivity with Mirror
This function lets you copy smartphone content onto the 7" touch screen for easy display and
control. To do this, you simply need to check the compatibility of your smartphone, install the
data exchange app and plug it into the car's USB port.
You can then take advantage of the full range of smartphone apps from the 7" touchscreen:
navigation, telephone, address book, music, web radio… and any other useful drivingcompatible
Technology for easy use
The new Citroen C1 also delivers a relaxed drive.
To simplify manoeuvres such as parking in tight spaces, a reversing camera projects images
onto the 7" touchscreen.
The new Citroen C1 now features handsfree entry and drive. This function lets the driver enter
and start the car without taking out the electronic key. Already present on vehicles further up the
market, this system makes life easier for users.
Another useful function fitted as standard is hillstart assist. This feature can prove essential in
the city, when leaving an underground car park, for example. It holds the car steady for two
seconds for an easy restart on slopes with a gradient of over 3%.
For optimised running costs
The new Citroen C1 also makes economic sense with its affordable price tag and optimised
Weighing just 840 kg and fitted with very low rolling resistance tyres and efficient latestgeneration
The new Citroen C1 ships with a choice of two latestgeneration petrol engines. With the eVTi
68 Airdream engine mated to a 5speed gearbox and featuring Stop&Start technology with a
special aerodynamics pack, the new Citroen C1 is on a par with the best for fuel consumption
and CO2 emissions.
The VTi 68 engine is also available with the clutchless ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox). This
5speed gearbox features a creep function and optimised pedal mapping, adjusting power
effectively for smoother startups and enhanced driveability.
The new Citroen C1 is also available with the new VTi 82 from the PureTech engine family. Built
in France, this 1.2 litre 3cylinder petrol engine developing 82 bhp uses innovative, efficient and
economical technologies, for fuel consumption of 4.3l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 99g/km,
allied with driveability and nimble performance. With torque of 118 Nm and 0100 kph
acceleration in 11 seconds, this engine contributes to the ability of the new Citroen C1 to head
for the open road.