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2015-11-04 13:53

CHEAPER CITROEN C1: Citroen South Africa has reduced the price of its C1, however the funky city hatchback retains its generous standard specification and benefits from an updated 1.0 litre engine. Image: Motorpress

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New PureTech 1.0-litre engine
• Price down, specification up
• Includes six airbags

Citroën's funky C1 has received an update along with a new Puretech 51kW 1.0-litre engine. But the big news is the reduction in price.

The range remains the same with th the Feel and the soft-top cabriolet Feel Airscape remain on offer. The styling remains unchanged but two new colours, red and blue, have been added.

Three-cylinder

Maximum power output is 51kW/96Nm. The C1 uses a front-wheel drive layout with a five-speed manual gearbox. Citroen claims the 1.0-litre unit uses 4.1litres/100km.

Gallery: 2015 Citroen C1

Despite a reduction in price, the C1 boasts a comprehensive specification list. On the safety front expect six airbags, IsoFix child seat points, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, emergency braking assistance as well as electronic stability control and hill assist; and a tyre pressure monitoring are all standard.

Generous spec

Citroen make a hooha about the fully automatic climate control aircon, four-speaker sound system with USB and Bluetooth functionality, multi-function steering wheel, electric front windows and electric power steering which is standard equipment. 

Prices

Citroën C1 Feel - R149 900
Citroën C1 Feel Airscape - R159 900

The prices include a three-year or 100 000km warranty as standard (which can be extended to five years). Four-year or 60 000km Service Plan or a five-year or 100 000km FreeDrive Plan are offered as added-cost options.

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