No, they haven't started selling overpriced coffee. I'm talking about the new Citroën C3 Pluriel Latte, a special edition of the company's droptop minicar.
It's differentiated from other Pluriels by its creamy Ivory paint color and dark grey and cream-colored two-tone leather interior. The rub strips and roof arches are finished in an aliminum look instead of the standard black.
Like all C3 Pluriels, the Latte's power sliding soft top adds a great deal of versatility. When fully closed, the car is a hatchback. It can also be opened three-quarters of the way to make a panoramic roof or rolled back completely to create a full open-top experience. Removing the side rails turns it into a traditional-looking convertible, as seen above. The C3 minisite has nice flash demos of the roof mechanism in action. In addition to all the regular standard equipment, the Pluriel Latte also gets A/C and electric folding mirrors as part of its special edition trim package.
The Latte is powered by a gasoline-sipping 1.4L four-cylinder that generates 75 horsepower and gets 41.5 miles per gallon in combined usage. You can read up on the rest of the car's tech specs at the Citroën UK site.
With its rich color combination, the Latte makes a nice addition to the C3 Pluriel lineup. Above above all else, it's a neat little car. Pricing is set at £12,745.
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STOP FOR A LATTE – CITROËN'S NEW
SPECIAL EDITION C3 PLURIEL
Citroën has served up a hot and tasty new special edition for the summer in the shape of the C3 Pluriel Latte, which introduces a classy new body colour and leather upholstery as well as air conditioning as standard.
Stimulating to the eye, the C3 Pluriel Latte comes in a fresh new 'Ivory' body colour that is nicely complemented by a rich blend of stylish 'aluminium' roof arches, bumper inserts, side rubbing strips and door handles.
On the inside of this range-topping model, Citroën has introduced an attractive new leather finish – dark grey on the lower section of the seats and cream, to match the exterior, on the upper parts. To complete the reinvigorating look, the steering wheel and door grab handles are also finished off in leather.
Air conditioning and electric folding door mirrors are indicative of the C3 Pluriel Latte's top-end specification list, which also includes variable power steering, remote central locking with deadlocks, four electric windows and a CD player. An impressive 4-star Euro NCAP rating ensures that the C3 Pluriel Latte not only looks great, but is one of the safest small cars around too.
A supermini during the winter months and a convertible during the summer, the C3 Pluriel offers customers real flexibility. With the roof up, the C3 Pluriel offers space for four occupants and a generous sized boot, yet the opportunity to choose from a variety of set-ups, including the option of removing the roof arches, ensures that passengers can enjoy real wind-in-the-hair-motoring come the warmer weather.
The Citroën C3 Pluriel Latte special edition is equipped with a 75hp 1.4i petrol engine that returns in excess of 52mpg in out-of-town motoring and is priced at £12,745, including the current £1,500 cashback.