Small cars have an innate cuteness about them. And if you ignore the Fiat 500 that's trying too hard to be retro, the Citroen C1 is by far the most creative in its segment.
16 photos The second generation is already a couple of years old. Like the last one, the baby Citroen is built and developed together with Peugeot's 108 and Toyota's Aygo.
The Pacific Edition is aimed not at the French market, but at the Italian one. The special little rascal was revealed yesterday and will go on sale this summer. A year from now, nobody will remember it, but I think the oceanic city car has something everybody needs: bright pastel colors that stand out. The best you're going to get with the sober VW Up! is red or yellow.
Even though the color is called Pacific Green, everybody is going to see it as cyan or light teal. For contrast, the C1 was also given a set of 15-inch Comet Black wheels with white centers. There's also a sticker on the back to identify the particular edition. As you can probably tell, this C1 wouldn't look out of place on the shores of Lake Como.
Inside, the Citroen boasts seats and doors trimmed in the Zebra Blue Lagoon theme. Most of the interior is finished in Brilliant Black, with the multimedia system and air vents done in Porcelain White.
Standard equipment includes one USB port, radio with MP3 and four speakers, Bluetooth, manual air conditioning and electric windows in the front. Prices start at €12,500 in Italy, and you can only buy the car as a 5-door.
The only powertrain you can have is the 1-liter VTi with 69 hp and 95 Nm of torque. It will do 0 to 100 km/h in 14.3 seconds and run out of puff at 157 km/h. Still, this car weighs well under one ton, so you can have fun with what's offered and expect reasonable fuel consumption.
Citroen C1 Citroen Special Edition Italy