Aside from vague steering and a bit too much exposed metal inside, there was little you could say about the first Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo when it came to getting you around crowded European cities.
The formula has evolved to its second generation now, and it adds an extra dash of style, technology and character to each of the three; the Citroen is the weirdest looking of the bunch on the outside, while mirroring the Aygo almost completely inside.
Carbuyer says the new C1 is considerably better than its predecessor is. Firstly, the vague steering is reportedly better than before, as it weights up at speed and makes for straighter and smoother progress. The inside is also a big step up from before, offering tech you couldn’t possibly have hoped for before, like the big touchscreen or automatic climate control.
The exterior is highly polarizing, but once you get used to the eyebrows, the rest of the design is actually quite pleasant, particularly at the back where it’s super clean and simple and retains the trademark glass-only tailgate.
By Andrei Nedelea