Bold new Citroen C1 arrives at Hidsons

Hot off the production line, the bold new Citroën C1 made its eagerly-awaited premier on July 1 at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The racy new model is the latest generation of the acclaimed city car, and the French design team has worked especially hard to make it a real winner in its class.

Tailored to combat all the difficulties of urban driving, the charming C1 is a car that exhibits absolute engineering precision. Boasting sophisticated in-car technology and operating at refreshingly low running costs, the C1 looks great too.

Indeed it's the distinctive C1 styling that immediately sets it apart from its sister cars at Peugeot and Toyota. Meeting the increasing demand for personalisation and iterating typical Citroën flair, there's a whole host of stylish configurations for buyers to choose from. There are eight vibrant body colours available – ranging from exclusive Lipizzan White to the raunchy Scarlet Red – and the roof can also be customised to achieve exciting bi-tone colour co-ordination. Framed at the front by the iconic two-part headlamps with round inserts, the C1 has an undeniably fun feel.

Inside, the C1 is cool and minimalist. A pleasingly geometric centre console can house the refined 7" Touch Drive interface, which offers extensive multimedia functions and a delightfully modern on-board computer. It's the kind of equipment you'd expect in a more expensive car, but Citroën has managed to include it nonetheless.

Aside from a stylish interior and exterior, the new Citroën C1 also boasts impressive credentials beneath the bonnet. Buyers will be pleased to learn that it returns a fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg, and everyone will appreciate its low emissions of just 88g/km of CO2.

The new C1's predecessors sold more than a staggering 760,000 models worldwide since launching in 2005. With this latest addition to the family those figures look set to keep on rising. Hidsons Citroën has been the proud purveyor of high-quality Citroën cars for over 50 years, and represents trust and integrity to its customers. Call Hidsons Citroen today to book a test drive.