2014 Citroen C1: a Peugeot 108 with bug eyes, unique front end

Citroen has revealed its version of the second generation Peugeot-Citroen-Toyota mini car collaboration, the C1.

Credit: Citroen

Citroen C1
Citroen C1

The three partners have clearly agreed on offering more visual differentiation, at least at the front, compared to the outgoing C1/Aygo/107 models. The new C1 features a completely different bonnet, front fenders and front bumper treatment compared to the already revealed Peugeot 108. Additionally the C1 features a black painted A-pillar area to give the impression of a wrap around windscreen.

Like the Peugeot 108, top-spec C1 models will be available with a 7-inch touchscreen that can mirror select apps from iPhone and Android smartphones, proximity entry key, reversing camera, LED driving lights, hill-start assistance, and a canvas roof. To save both weight and cost, the C1, like the Peugeot 108, will feature pop out rear windows and a single piece glass tailgate.

No word yet from Citroen on what drivetrains the C1 will feature, but if they’re any different to the 51kW 1-litre or 61kW 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engines that will crop up in the Peugeot 108 we’ll be surprised. Depending on model, these motors will drive the front wheels via either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automated clutchless transmission.

European buyers will be able to choose from either a 3- or 5-door hatch. Australian sale is extremely unlikely.

Dimensions, weight

Length: 3,460mm
Turning circle: 4.8m
Weight: from 840kg

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]