The new Citroen C1 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.  The C1 is the sister car to the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo which will also make their appearance at the show.

The new Citroen C1 will be available in both three- and five-door forms, plus the option of an Airscape model with a fabric top.

Citroen says the C1 will have a strong sense of design, with a choice of eight exterior colours plus the further option of bi-tone colour schemes.

The front of the C1 uses two-part headlights while the rear features a 3D effect for the tail-lights.

The interior is said to make particular use of bright colours and will offer plenty of storage options.  The boot offers 196 litres of space which can be increased to 780 litres by folding the rear seats.

Two engines will be available from launch: a 68bhp three-cylinder ‘Aidream’ engine mated to a five-speed gearbox but with the option of the company’s ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox), plus a 1.2-litre 82bhp three-cylinder unit that boasts fuel economy of 65mpg and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.  The latter’s 118Nm of torque helps propel the C1 from 0-60mph in 11 seconds.

Prices have yet to be announced, but Citroen says they intend to deliver particularly low running costs.