Citroen has revealed a new sporty-looking model for its C1 city car range.

The French car maker is targeting younger buyers with the exterior styling package, as it hopes having the sportier look without inheriting hefty insurance premiums will be attractive.

The two petrol engine options are key to keeping running costs low. The first is the VTI 68, a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine making 68bhp, and the PureTech 82, a 1.2-litre engine making 82bhp. Both come mated to five-speed manual transmissions.

To give a more youth-orientated aesthetic, the Furio is only available as a three-door hatchback, and gets black 15-inch alloy wheels, a black boot door and a stripe that begins at the rear lights before sweeping beneath the side windows.

Red wing mirrors and wheel centre caps offer a striking contrast to the black trim and stand out against the two body colour choices of Lipizzan White and Carlinite Grey.

To give the C1 Furio more sporting credentials, a non-functioning rear diffuser is fitted with a silver centre-exit exhaust.

This car builds on the existing ‘Feel’ trim level, which has air conditioning, a seven-inch touchscreen, DAB digital radio and MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity.

Safety equipment and driver assists are also present, which will be welcomed by inexperienced drivers – and their parents. These include emergency braking assistance, cornering stability control and hill start assist.

Prices start at £10,855 for the VTI 68 model and £11,205 for the PureTech 82.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

July 28, 2016