Citroen South Africa has introduced a revised and updated version of the C1 in South Africa, and it’s cheaper too…
We reviewed Citroen C1 Airscape a while back and we thought the car had loads of personality and it was surprisingly fun to drive. But there was one major problem with the C1…the price. With prices starting from R168 900 and going up all the way up to R194 900, the C1 was push too far for such a small yet vibrant boutique city car.
Citroen has however brewed a remedy, by offering a new, cheaper version to the range. The newcomer is called Feel and there are two Feel derivatives joining the C1 lineup to make the car accessible to more potential buyers.
C1 Feel - Features
The C1 feel retains its 5-door layout while the Feel Airscape derivative is offered with the electronic fold-back canvas roof turning the C1 into a funky city runabout. The overall design remains unchanged and a wide range of colours are on offer, including the new Scarlet Red and Blue Lagoon. The bumpers and door handles are colour coded and the C1 Feel rides on 15-inch alloy wheels fitted as standard while a gloss black grille and rear spoiler round off the look.
The rear seats split in a 50/50 configuration and when folded flat, boot space on offer totals 780-litres. Other features include automatic climate control air conditioning, a four speaker sound system with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function steering wheel and electric windows.
For added personalisation, the C1 Feel can also be had with numerous accessories to set the car apart from the rest and these include a various alloy wheel designs, fog lamp trims, lateral protection strips and various floor mats to name a few.
The Citroen C1 Feel is powered by a small capacity 1.0-litre petrol engine that offers 51 kW and 96 Nm of torque delivered through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 4.1L/100km with Citroen also mentioning that 3.6L/100km is possible during highway cruising.
Safety features fitted to the C1 Feel includes ABS with EBD, Emergency Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control and Hill Assist. Remote central locking with immobiliser and a tyre monitoring system is also fitted as standard.
Citroen C1 Feel Price in South Africa
Citroën C1 Feel - R 149 900
Citroën C1 Feel Airscape - R 159 900
Prices include a 3-year/100 000 km warranty as standard (which can be extended to 5 years), while a 4-year/60 000 km Service Plan or a five-year/100 000 km FreeDrive Plan are offered as added-cost options.