2020 Citroen C1 Simply when it seems the automotive trade has misplaced its method with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a easy automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this automotive has been the 2020 Citroen C1.
Typically derided by enthusiasts as appliances, the no-frills commuter car will get the vast majority of customers the place they need to go in the method they wish to get there, safely and at a worth. The 2020 Citroen C1 does it even better.
Exhibit A that the automotive business has gotten a bit of nuts: the typical transaction worth for a brand new vehicle is greater than $37,000, in accordance with Kelley Blue Ebook. Easy in charge the automakers in this era of no accountability however we’re those paying these giant prices for giant vehicles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For just under $23,000, the 2020 Citroen C1 puts each dollar to purposeful use.
Although it rides on a brand new platform, the 2020 Citroen C1 blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball sport. On closer inspection, the Hybrid will get blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it looks more composed than the youthful outgoing model that tried too exhausting to be different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is extra streamlined and less angry, and the entire look is smoother front to again. But still, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2020 Citroen C1 in the US is built on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It uses the same Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an efficient 1.Eight-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the mounted ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the front wheels. The system uses exhaust heat to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats quicker, too, which might be vital for cold-weather shoppers cautious of the cold range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electric automobile.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as much because the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a surprising bit of pop. More importantly, it is rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg combined, same as hybrid variations of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids without a plug, the 2020 Citroen C1 trails solely the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round town, with the electronically controlled brake set in the drive mode, the 2020 Citroen C1 averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week around town. Setting EV mode helps preserve energy underneath low throttle up to about 20 mph, after which once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, so long as there may be sufficient charge in the battery.
The battery is situated underneath the rear seat, so you don’t lose much cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an even load ground. Rear seat room is enough enough to fit two teens, and overall it felt roomy enough for a family of four.
The one trim within the Hybrid comes normal with Toyota Security Sense 2.0, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise management that works both at highway cruising speeds and in commuter visitors from 24 mph right down to a cease. It additionally comes with the eight-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to stay aggressive.
Priced at solely $3,000 greater than the 2020 Citroen C1 and $1,200 lower than a equally equipped Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2020 Citroen C1 is the superbly sensible, remarkably reasonable around-town automobile.
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