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Citroën C1

Parking McDonald's Schiphol Noord 02/10/2012 18h51

The small econo-car of Citroën parked on the parking lot of the spotters place and McDonald's Schiphol-Noord near the international airport of Amsterdam.

 

Citroën C1

The Citroën C1 is a city car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën since 2005.

The C1 was developed as part of the B-Zero project by PSA Peugeot Citroën in a joint-venture with Toyota. The Peugeot 107 is identical to the C1 other than the front bumper and front and rear lights, while the Toyota Aygo is slightly more differentiated but still obviously similar. All of them are built at the new facilities of the TPCA joint-venture (Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile) in the city of Kolín, Czech Republic. The project was presented for the first time at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. The cars are 4-seater, 3 or 5-door hatchbacks measuring 3.40 metres in length. The body was designed by Donato Coco.

A notable feature of the 5-door C1 and 107, though not the Aygo, is the large tail light cluster, which extends from the edge of the rear doors to the rear window, meaning there is no external metal "C-pillar".

The C1 is powered by a 1.0 L 3-cylinder engine, which has a fuel economy of 61.4 mpg (UK gallons EU method; 4.6 L/100 km EU method; ca 43.4 mpg US with US method). A 1.4 L 4-cylinder HDI diesel engine which has a fuel economy of 68.9 mpg (UK gallons EU method; 4.1 L/100 km EU method; ca 48.8 mpg US with US method) is also available.

According to the German magazine, Der Spiegel, the C1 is the production car with the second-best fuel economy both among petrol engines (after the Toyota Prius) and among diesel engines (after the Smart ForTwo). The newly released Toyota IQ concept car uses petrol and has superior fuel economy.

In January 2010, PSA Peugeot Citroën announced that it is recalling "under 100,000 units" of the C1 and the Peugeot 107, following the worldwide recall by Toyota for a faulty sticking accelerator pedal - in which the Aygo is affected. Under certain circumstances, the pedal can stick in a partially depressed position, or return slowly to the off position.

Manufacturer: Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile Czech.

Production: 2005 - present (2012)

Assembly: Kolín, Czech Republic

Class: City Car

Body-Style: 3-door / 5-door hatchback

Wheelbase: 2,340 mm

Length: 3,435 mm

Width: 1,630 mm

Height: 1,468 mm

Designer: Donato Coco

 

 

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Taken on October 2, 2012