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Citroën C1 (2014 – 2022)

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Citroën C1 (2014 – 2022)

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    The Citroën C1 was a small city-car class hatchback, produced in either three-door or five-door form. It was also available as a cabriolet version called Airscape, which featured a full-length fabric sunroof in a similar vein to the Fiat 500.

    This model was the second generation, which was launched in 2014 and ended production in early 2022. It has not been replaced by a new model.

    The C1 was essentially identical to the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo, with the three models developed together and built at the same factory in the Czech Republic. With Citroën’s parent company Stellantis now also owning Fiat, it is likely that any future Citroën city car will be based on the new, all-electric Fiat 500.

    The Citroën C1 received generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media throughout its seven-year production cycle, although its end-of-life Expert Rating of 57% (as of June 2022) fell a long way short of the class-leading Hyundai i10. It was praised for its low running costs and overall driving dynamics, but criticised for a lack of refinement compared to newer rivals.

    Key specifications

    Body style: Small three-door and five-door hatch
    Engines: petrol
    Price: From £12,945 on-road

    Launched: Summer 2014
    Last updated: Spring 2019
    Ended Production: Spring 2022

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    Safety rating

    No safety rating

    The Citroën C1 was assessed by Euro NCAP back in 2014 and achieved a four-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2021 and is no longer valid.

    Euro NCAP’s crash testing standards are raised almost every year, and ratings will expire when a vehicle no longer meets the latest standards for that rating. Sometimes a vehicle will be re-tested against the newer standards and awarded a new (usually lower) rating, but did not happen in the case of the Citroën C1.

    Eco rating

    No eco rating

    The Citroën C1 was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production cycle.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Citroën C1 to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the C1, we’ll publish the score here.


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Citroën C1 received


    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best MPV
    • DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 – Best Utility Vehicle


    • Autocar Britain’s Best Car Awards – Best Large Car
    • What Car? Awards – Best MPV
    • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Medium Family Car


    • Auto Express Awards – Best MPV

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    Citroën C1 (2014 – 2022)The Citroën C1 has received generally positive media reviews, mainly for its low running costs, but is now dated and off the pace of rivals.