Citroën has a long history of making popular small cars, with 2CV, manufactured from 1948 until 1990, being the most iconic. While 2CV – the original supermini – has become a modern classic, Citroën have continued to produce quality small cars which are proving popular for their practicality, great fuel economy, low emissions and stylish good looks.
The small car has increased in popularity, especially with rising fuel prices and an increase in urban living across the UK. With most small cars now able to carry five adults in comfort, they are becoming popular for families as well as singles and couples. Improvements in safety features in small car models - such as three-point seat belts for all passengers and multiple airbags - mean more drivers are feeling comfortable and assured in small cars, dispelling the myth that more metal always means more safety.
Citroën C1 is the advanced, stylish urban city car that’s big on personality and ready for everything. With a length of just 3.465mm and a turning circle of 9.6 metres you can change direction in a blink of an eye and park in the spaces you wouldn’t normally attempt. The innovative C1 uses its efficient engineering to offer a fuel consumption of up to 74.3 on a combined cycle. Enjoy your journey with Citroën C1.
The next small car up the Citroën scale is the well-appointed C3. An affordable five-door car, C3 again offers a range of petrol and diesel engines and manual, automatic, ETG and EGS gearboxes. It is a little bigger than a compact car, definitely practical for families and still offers plenty of small car benefits. Even at the base level of trim, the VT, the standard specification is high and includes ABS brakes, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, multiple airbags, electric door mirrors, MP3 compatibility, variable power steering and front electric windows.