New Citroen C1 special edition revealed

New Citroen C1 Special Edition Revealed

Appropriately this new C1 concept will make its public debut appearance next week at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The special edition will appear alongside the standard new C1 city car.

The new Citroen C1 is available in three and five-door guises and with either a hatchback body or in soft-top cabriolet form.

The Citroen also sports dramatic new styling touches for both the exterior and interior. The C1 will offer customer room for customisation and the new Swiss & Me concept certainly emphasises this.

The Swiss & Me boats a unique colour scheme and other exterior changes. The car has a bi-tone effect that blends a red roof, featuring the Swiss flag, and a pearl white body. Splashes of red, including red wing mirrors, further complement the exterior styling of the C1 Swiss & Me concept.

Citroen's special edition C1 also sports wing extensions, large wheels and a central tailpipe to give the car extra sporty appeal.

The new Citroen C1 already sports vertical LED daytime running lights as standard, along with a glass tailgate and square lights to complete its eye-catching approach.

Inside the Citroen C1 can include a reversing camera, which can be viewed with an onboard seven-inch screen. The new C1 is more technologically advanced and should offer an even sharper drive then its impressive and affordable predecessor.

The new Citroen also introduces hands free entry and engine start to this model. Owners will be able to get in the C1 and start the car without taking out the electronic key.

The new C1, which shares almost all of its parts with the new Peugeot 108, is very lightweight - measuring at just 840kg. At the same time the city car is also longer than the previous generation Citroen. A benefit of this fact is that the C1 now offers a more practical boot, offering 196 litres minimum storage which is 57 litres more compared to the previous C1.

Engine options for the new Citroen C1 include a 1.0-litre VTi petrol with 68bhp and an 82bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol. The latter engine choice returns an official fuel consumption figure of 65mpg and CO2 emissions of just 99g/km. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard for the C1.

The Citroen C1 will launch to the UK market during this summer, with prices expected to start from around £9,000.