Autozine – Car review: Citroen C1

25 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Autozine – Car review: Citroen C1
Citroen C1

Citroën C1

Three makes a number

Scene of the presentation is and the area around it, where the car may demonstrate its potential in the city. it becomes clear that the are much more interested in a of their own soil. The C1 receives intense looks and during the shoots interested passers by ask kind of a nice car this is.

Where looks are concerned, the C1 is a Citroen, for the design is friendly, and not surprisingly a touch idiosyncratic. A detail of this 5-door is the back doors, which are to the rear lights. The rear in their turn appear to seamlessly into the glazed door.

It looks good, but it is not always practical. Because of this the access to the boot is a rather squeeze. A large travel bag in the back, but only after the back shelf.

The back offer good access to the but contrary to what the brochure room for adults is extremely

Room in the front is just This is thanks to the smart of the available space, but also to the This is a small car that the are sitting ‘on’, but because of the seats it is a compact car that the are sitting ‘in’. Even longer distances the seats comfortable.

On the front seats the driver and mate have a view of the originally designed dashboard. of the immaculate finish this car doesn’t give the impression of a to the budget’ on wheels, but that of a and grown-up car.


The C1 doesn’t just conquer the of the bystanders, traffic too is remarkably when the C1 makes the inevitable Not that this happens because the C1 has a good outlook to the compact measurements. The car steers busy traffic with ease.

The basic version of the Citroen C1 not have power steering. The vehicle does have a aid, but taking the small of the car into consideration, such an is not entirely necessary and that safe a lot of money.

the C1 is only available in one engine a 3-cylinder 1-litre engine from Toyota. The engine is but lively and the C1 bravely heads the motorway. From 0 to 62,5 in seconds perhaps seems but merging in with the other gives the car the impression of being fast. Although the C1 is available Citroen’s SensoDrive automatic the test vehicle is a manual

Again this is a welcome saving option for the gearbox very smoothly. The engine is enough to forgive the driver for the odd when missing a gear.

in town the characteristic ruffling of the 3-cylinder engine can be heard, spontaneously disappears as soon as 4th is engaged. All of a sudden the engine to run more smoothly and thanks to low levels the C1 also lends to longer distances. Only on hills the engine has to work to the to keep up with the other

The C1 may feel more at home in the flatter parts of our country.

The Citroen C1 is the second of the three cars that Citroen, and Toyota developed together. All are the same at the basis, just the and the way they are equipped is different. the test drive it is clear the driving qualities are exactly the

That is why there are only two for choosing either the Peugeot, the or this Citroen.

In practice the is by far the most important argument to a particular car. In line the other models this Citroen also has a friendly, and somewhat idiosyncratic appearance. The argument for choosing a car is the price.

chooses not to include power or a radio in the standard version, makes the C1 the cheapest of the three.

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