Our favourite frenchies debuted brand new city cars over the last two weeks, as always the question is which one is for you? The campy 108 with its borderline obscene themes, the alluring brunette C1, or the quirky, firey red head looking to leave her mark, otherwise known as the Twingo?
Twingo: 1.0L I3 or 0.9L Turbo I3
108: 1.0L I3 or 1.2L I3
C1: 1.0L I3 or 1.2L I3
Twingo: 70 hp (1.0) or 90 hp (0.9)
108: 68 hp (1.0) or 82 hp (1.2)
C1: 68 hp (1.0) or 82 hp (1.2)
Twingo: 8.65 meters
108: 9.6 meters
C1: 4.80 meters
Twingo: 219 liters
108: 180 liters
C1: 196 liters
While the Citroen and the Peugeot are cute and dare I say feminine, overtly feminine. The Twingo with its macho rear engine/ rear wheel drive set up and chunkier proportions is clearly the tomboy, shes a little cagey but should be a bundle of fun. Pricing is unknown for the Twingo and the 108, the C1 has been priced at £8245, considering the C1 and the 108 share an identical platform and mechanics expect a similar price point from the Peugeot. The Twingo however should come in under 10,000 quid, the price bump is due to the mosre expensive platform layout, which was co developed with Mercedes.
Not for anything but the Twingo has the clear advantage in fun factor, it may have a tough slog in the price war but I know I'll pay for that fun, and yourself?