Not surprisingly, its mechanical twin, the Peugeot 107, has received a similar once over. Designers have graced the three-door with a reworked front fascia that features a new front bumper, foglight housings and LED daytime running lights, just like its Citroën cousin. Peugeot will also offer the 107 in three trim levels: Access, Active and Allure.
The Citroën C1 will be on display at the Brussels Motor Show starting on January 10, and it's probably fair to assume the Pug will make the scene there as well. Hit the jump for press releases on both of these small hatchbacks.
Citroën's popular C1 has a sparkling new look and even greater buyer appeal for 2012. The brand's entry-level city car has already attracted over 620,000 customers worldwide, with more than 80,000 sold in the UK since its launch in 2005. Now, with new styling, enhanced levels of equipment and a more frugal engine, the New C1 sets an even higher benchmark in the segment.
New features include CO2 emissions from just 99g/km, LED daytime running lights, a CD audio system with Citroën's integrated Connecting Box (Bluetooth® system with USB socket) and an Electronic Gearbox System with steering-mounted paddles.
Making its world debut at the Brussels Motor Show on 10 January, the New C1 will be available in the UK from April 2012.
A PRACTICAL, USER-FRIENDLY CITY CAR
At just 3.44m long, the New C1 remains the most compactmodel in the Citroën range. Available in both 3-door and 5-door guise from launch, the New C1 appeals as one of the most economical and ecological city cars on the market, but it still has the ability to transport four adults in comfort and boasts a plethora of storage compartments in the dashboard, central console and door panels. Boot volume can also be adjusted thanks to folding rear seats and ranges from 139 litres to over 700 litres. The New C1's compact dimensions make it the ideal travelling companion, offering an agile and responsive ride, perfectly tailored for urban and city driving. A turning circle of just 9.63 metres makes the New C1 incredibly easy to manoeuvre in city traffic.
UP TO 65.7 MPG & 99 G/KM OF CO2
Agile and frugal, the New Citroën C1 is powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine developing 68hp. Equipped with a manual gearbox, the New Citroën C1 1.0i boasts improved fuel economy of up to 65.7mpg over a combined cycle. Emissions are also improved, to just 99g/km of CO2, making the New C1 congestion charge exempt. As well as being the first Citroën petrol model to emit less than 100g/km of CO2, the New C1 is also available with an Electronic Gearbox System complete with steering-mounted paddle controls for enhanced handling and driving pleasure. This EGS version delivers an impressive 62.8 mpg (combined) and emits only 104g/km of CO2.
EVEN MORE CHARACTER ON THE OUTSIDE
The New Citroën C1 gains even more appeal and personality through its new front end and shorter bonnet.
The headlights keep their rounded shape, while the front bumper has been entirely redesigned to house fog lights and LED daytime running lights, which are still a rarity in the segment. The vertical design LED light signature - which is specific toCitroën and can also be seen on DS3 and C4 AIRCROSS - strengthens the character of the new model. At the rear, New C1 retains its innovative glass tailgate and features the brand's new chevrons and badging.
New C1 also gains new 'Notus' design 14" wheels and is available with 'Rift' 14" alloy wheels, as standard, on top of the range models.
ATTRACTIVE COLOURS & MATERIALS
The playful New Citroën C1 comes in a special launch colour that already adorns the C3 and DS3: Botticelli blue, a fresh-looking body colour included in the 2012 catalogue. The range of body colours also includes Scarlet red, Electra blue, Lipizzan white, Caldera black and two grey tones - one light, Gallium grey, and one dark, Carlinite grey.Citroën has also finished the grille with a chrome strip available from the mid-range trim level. The New Citroën C1 is as attractive inside as it is from the exterior. The leather steering wheel for EGS models has been redesigned, while manual gearbox versions get a new-look gearstick. Most models are available with stylish new 'Orsai' upholstery and entry-level models come with Mistral 'Nokimat' cloth. A Leather/Alcantara® option is now available, adding a high-end touch to the New C1 interior.
NEW 'CRÉATIVE TECHNOLOGIE' EQUIPMENT
The New Citroën C1 comes with a range of 'Créative Technologie' features. Technological treats, just for the driver, include steering-mounted paddle controls for the Electronic Gearbox System - a first for the C1. For even greater travelling comfort, the radio offering has been enhanced by a new facia matching the styling of the dashboard. Featuring a time display, the all-new CD audio system comes with a Connecting Box (optional from the second trim level and standard on top of the range models), which is able to read all MP3 formats and is equipped with a Bluetooth® function. It is accompanied by USB and jack hook-ups at the base of the central console.
ENHANCED WELL-BEING & SAFETY
The New C1 is a versatile performer. Complementing its existing on-road abilities, the model features new power steering settings and shock absorbers for more agility and ride comfort at low speeds. The new model will be available with a range of technologies for safer urban driving, including ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Isofix anchorage points and ESP.
WORLD DEBUT IN BRUSSELS
The New Citroën C1 will make its official debut at the Brussels Motor Show on Tuesday 10 January (Press Day). The general public will be able to view the new model from 12 - 22 January on Citroën's stand in Hall 6.
PEUGEOT'S STYLISH NEW 107
New exterior styling to enhance the youthful spirit of 107
New range with increased specification
Reduced CO2 to 99g/km and improved economy at 66 mpg
A new Peugeot 107 is introduced in February 2012 featuring a stylish 'new face', improved fuel economy, lower CO2 emissions and enhanced equipment with an upgraded interior.
The 107's stylish appeal, along with its accomplished economical three-cylinder petrol engine, has helped Peugeot take a lead in low-CO2 urban motoring, and this is now strengthened further with emissions of just 99 g/km of CO2.
The new restyled 107 is instantly recognisable by the changes to the car's front styling, with a deeper lower front panel with a housing for the front fog lights, LED daytime running lights and a redesigned front bumper.
As part of the restyle of the 107 range, there are 3 trim levels on offer which are in line with the naming strategy of other Peugeot range models (Access, Active and Allure). Within these trim levels, features such as Peugeot Connect Bluetooth and USB and LED Daytime running lights are now available for the first time on the 107 range.
In addition to the new equipment available, the restyled range also offers better equipment across the range with air conditioning now standard on Active level versions, alloy wheels and rev counter, Peugeot Connect Bluetooth and USB standard on Allure level versions.
In line with this restyle, the new 107 adopts a competitive pricing strategy with the range starting from £7,995.
Perhaps surprisingly for such a small car, it is the 5-door version (with 59.6% of total sales) that out-sells the 3-door model (40.4%), underlining the 107's excellent packaging, which makes the most of its interior space and belies its compact wheelbase to provide a vehicle capable of transporting four people in comfort.
The Peugeot 107 range also offers even better value than ever; with Peugeot's innovative Just Add Fuel™ personal finance package, buyers can drive it away with three years' fully comprehensive insurance (available from 25 years of age), three years' warranty, three years' servicing and three years' roadside assistance, all for a single fixed monthly payment (the Peugeot 107 is zero-rated for vehicle excise duty).
Over 650,000 Peugeot 107s have been produced since 2005, and the latest 107 arrives in February 2012.
Performance Data – Peugeot 107
Engine Cubic Capacity 998cc
Maximum power 68 bhp @ 6,000rpm
Maximum Torque 70 lb ft (93Nm) @ 3,600rpm
Gearbox Type 5-Speed Manual Gearbox
Maximum speed 100 mph
0-62mph 14.2 secs
0-1km 39 secs (manual) / 32.1 secs (2-Tronic)
Fuel Consumption Urban 55.38mpg
Fuel Consumption Extra urban 74.33mpg
Fuel Consumption Combined 65.69mpg
CO2 Emissions 99 g/km
On-the-RoadPrice 3-Door 107 Access - £7,995
5-Door 107 Active - £9,345
Insurance Group 3E