Citroen New C1

3/5
Citroen New C1  new car image
Verdict

The Citroen C1 is faces big competition from the likes of Volkswagen Group with the Up!, the Citigo and the Mii. It also faces fresh competition from the likes of the Opel Karl and even the Ford KA. The C1 shares its platform with the new Peugeot 108 and the Toyota Aygo. As run-arounds go, any of the three are a good option.

Performance

Two engines are available with the C1 on the Irish market, both of which are petrol. First up is the 1.2 litre Puretech engine which offers 82 bhp and will bring you from 0-100km/h in 11 seconds. Being fair, this is a city car, so don't be expecting these basic models to be the quickest in the world. Both engines are zippy around cities. The other engine is the 3-cylinder, 1.0 litre, VTi. This offers 68 hp and on-paper it is sluggish on the off. 0-100km/h is achieved in 14.3 seconds.

Ride & Handling

In terms of handling, this is actually a very fun little car to drive - around cities. It's good on corners with a bit of speed, but on the motorway, you can feel the lack of horses, and on account of that, we would probably recommend looking at the 1.2 litre option if you want a bit more gusto.

Refinement

In terms of refinement, the interior does feel basic and while the car is comfortable, you will certainly here engine noises as you get up to motorway speeds. There is a bit of road noise too.

Quality & Reliability

The cabin is simple with entry level models and to be honest, if you want more luxury, then this segment mightn't be for you. This car is comfortable and the infotainment system that is there is very easy to use. There is a seven-inch screen available.

Safety & Security

Safety-wise, the C1 scored four stars in the Euro NCAP. IT achieved 80% for adult safety, 80% for child safety and 62% for pedestrian safety. It only scored 56% for safety assist technologies. A reversing camera and Hill Start Assist is available with the vehicle.

Space & Practicality

In terms of space, this is a city car, so don't expect to see the interior of a Skoda Superb. The boot offers 196 litres, which is competitive with the competition.

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Key Facts

Make

Citroen

Model
New C1
Variant
NEW C1 TOUCH VTi 68 manual 3 door
Trim
Touch
Car Category
City Car
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
1.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
5 speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Hatchback
Price New
€11,245
CBG Expert Rating
3.0

Running Costs

Tax
€180
Tax Band
A2
L/100km Combined
4.0
Average km/L
25
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
35
Fuel Tank Range
853 km
Cost of filling a tank
€45.99
Average Cost Per 200 km
€10.51
CO2 emmissions
95 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
68 bhp
Max Power kW
51
Displacement - CC (Engine)
998
Engine Cylinders
3
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Normally
Top speed
159 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
14.3 s

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Hatchback
Doors
2
Seats
5
Boot capacity
196 L

Warranty

All Components
5 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
5 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year bodywork warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
100000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
4

Dimensions

Boot capacity
196 L
Tyre size front
165 mm
Tyre size back
165 mm

Technical Information

Power
68 bhp
4 Variants
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Hatchback
€11,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 196 L
  • Engine Size 1.0 L
  • Power 68 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 14.3 s
  • New Price €11,245
Hatchback
€13,345
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 196 L
  • Engine Size 1.0 L
  • Power 68 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 14.3 s
  • New Price €13,345
Hatchback
€14,145
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 5 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 196 L
  • Engine Size 1.0 L
  • Power 68 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 14.6 s
  • New Price €14,145
Hatchback
€15,445
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 196 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 82 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.0 s
  • New Price €15,445