Citroen axes the C1 as new Ami arrives

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Citroen marks the end for its popular C1 model ahead of new Ami launching.

While never sold in Australia, the Citroen cracked over 1 million sales in its lifetime and the French brand has confirmed that the C1 is now out of production, bringing an end to the brand’s involvement in the small, petrol-powered city car segment.

According to Citroen, the C1 achieved over 1.2 million sales in a production run that stretched from 2005 to 2022. Both of the car’s two generations were built in the Czech Republic on the same production line as the C1’s Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo sister cars.

Toyota has since taken over the Kolin plant where the PSA-Toyota joint venture built the city car trio, and has revealed its successor to the Aygo: the SUV inspired Aygo X. Citroen and Peugeot have not confirmed plans for new petrol-powered A-segment replacements but Citroen is launching the Ami, an electric quadricycle that will take over duties as the brand’s smallest and most affordable model.

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Not a direct replacement for the C1, the Ami is much smaller, measuring 2.41 metres in length and providing seating for just two. A 5.5kWh battery delivers a quoted range of 74km – with a full charge taking around three hours, while top speed is a claimed 45km/h.

James Brodie

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