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Citroën C1 gets new engine in 2018 range updates

Citroën has updated the C1 for 2018, including new colours and materials, improved comfort, new safety and connectivity equipment, and a new-generation engine.

The ‘Urban Ride’ (pictured) and Elle special editions form part of the updated 2018 C1 line-up.

The ‘Urban Ride’ (pictured) and Elle special editions form part of the updated 2018 C1 line-up.

New technologies on offer include driving aids covering Active Safety Brake autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, hill start assist, reversing camera, and keyless entry and start. The C1 also introduces the Speed Sign Recognition and Recommendation system while Mirror Screen compatibility has been enhanced, covering Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink and accessed via the seven-inch touchscreen.

The C1 also gains the VTi 72 three-cylinder petrol also seen in the Aygo. This unit – the only engine in the C1 – meets the Euro 6.2 standards, and will be available with a five-speed manual and ETG gearbox.

Other changes include slight styling updates and the introduction of two special editions.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.