2007 Citroen C1 Airplay
The 2007 Citroen C1 city car, ready to be launched at the upcoming 2006 British International Motor Show in London, comes in both 3- and 5-door trims.
Unlike most recent ‘entry-level’ entries from the major automakers, the vehicle sports an advanced (well, at least for the price) sound system that includes a 1GB Apple iPod nano mp3 player and an integrated docking station to play the music through the Airplay’s own sound system.
Such a system has at least two major advantages when compared to a normal factory installed system.
The first of all, you can always upgrade the 1GB iPod nano for a more advanced music player, which may be a problem when you get a car with a proprietary 2DIN music system that is difficult to replace with an aftermarket solution and often doesn’t have even an AUX-IN connectivity.
The second is that, leaving the car unattended, you can always take the iPod with you and keep listening to the same track that played in the vehicle!
The choice of engines is limited to only one small powerplant. According to Citroen, the car will only feature a 1.0-liter petrol engine that develops meager 68 hp of power.
Mated to a manual transmission, engine will ensure an impressive fuel efficiency of 61 mpg (3.8 l/100 km) in a combined cycle, 51 mpg (4.6 l/100 km) in a city and almost 69 mpg (3.4 l/100 km) on a highway.
Besides standard pair of airbags for the driver and passenger, as well an ABS system with ESP, the car will also sport a set of side decals, which give the C1 more exclusive and young-at-heart look.
The car’s red and black exterior colors may be complemented with either red high gloss or ‘chrome’ interior trim.
The Citroen C1 Airplay, that also comes equipped with remote control central locking and front electric windows, may be ordered for as low as £6,495 for the 3-door and £7,145 for the 5-door version.