Citroen to debut two new models at Goodwood

Both the next-generation Citroen C1 and the all-new C4 Cactus will both make their first UK public appearance later this month at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

During this year’s motoring show at Goodwood, visitors will be able to take a close look at both of the new Citroen cars before their arrival to UK dealerships later this year.

New Citroen C1

The new Citroen C1 goes on sale 1st July and represents the second-generation version of the city car. Its predecessor was launched all the way back in 2005 and its cute styling and cheap running costs have proved highly popular in the UK and other markets across Europe. In total, over 760,000 examples of the first-generation Citroen C1 have been sold worldwide.

Introduced by the new Citroen C1 is a new and memorable styling approach, as well as an all-new soft-top cabriolet specification called C1 Airscape. Hard-top hatchback and three or five-door versions are all also available when choosing a new C1 city car.

Engine options for the new C1 include 1.0-litre VTi and e-VTi petrol units, both producing 68bhp. There’s also a more potent 1.2-litre petrol unit which produces 82bhp. All engines are mated with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard.

There are three trim levels in total for the C1 and standard kit includes electric front windows, LED daytime running lights and an audio system which supports MP3 players. New Citroen C1 prices will range between £8,245 and £11,935.

Citroen C4 Cactus

Meanwhile, the Citroen C4 Cactus is one of the most uniquely designed production cars created by the French manufacturer in a long time. The compact hatchback has several bold design highlights including the all-new Airbump panels on the side. These not only stand out, particularly with a contrasting colour finish to the rest of the exterior, but also provide extra side body protection in case of an impact.

Much of the C4 Cactus’s styling cues, including the Airbump panels, are offered in a range of colours, opening up a level of customisation for customers.

Also really eye-catching about the new C4 Cactus is the performance figures it boasts, thanks to the latest generation PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines available. The C4 Catus has a claimed fuel economy of up to a staggering 91.1mpg and CO2 emissions are recorded from just 82g/km.

Citroen calculates that the overall running costs of the new C4 Cactus are 20 per cent lower compared to the average figures for the compact hatchback segment.

The Citroen C4 Cactus will go on sale in the UK during October and pricing will be confirmed closer to its launch date.