The French automaker has decided its smallest model in the range should cater especially for the youngest of drivers, proposing an affordable yet sporty first vehicle.
The Citroen C1 is nothing more than a very cheap to run supermini with a fun to drive chassis – sportiness is though nowhere in sight. The French automaker looks to address the issue with the brand new Furio version, which is most likely directed at young drivers looking for the first ride after passing the maturity exam (read driver’s license probe). In the UK for example, the C1 is already one of the models favored by youngsters, because it has one of the lowest insurance costs of any new car. The C1 Furio sporty touches come via gloss black, 15-inch ‘Planet’ alloy wheels, ‘Sunrise’ red door mirror and wheel center caps, a rear diffuser and center exhaust, as well as some “bold” decals. The owner can opt between white or grey body shades.
The interior has the same amenities as the regular model in the mid-range Feel would, also packing all the connectivity options a youngster needs to keep things in check on social media these days. The addition is the ‘Wave’ upholstery, while there are just two engine choices. A three-cylinder 1.0-liter packing a “massive” 68 hp, or an even more preposterous strong 82 hp 1.2 liter. Prices in the United Kingdom start from £10,855 ($11,933).