The rafter builder must adapt to the “changes in traffic usage in city centres” and officially announce the stop of the Citroën C1. The very last copy of the small French car has left the Kolin factory in the Czech Republic, now customers wishing to afford a compact and accessible car will have to turn to the Ami and the C3.
The Citroën C1 has been on the market since 2005. After a career spanning 17 years, it has won over 1,2 million of customers thanks to its “irresistible look” and its dimensions allowing it to sneak easily into the city center. After a restyling in 2014, the C1 was offered in 3 and 5-door versions, and could even afford an electric sunroof (Airscape).
At the time of writing these lines, the Citroën C1 is still in the brand’s configurator. However, it is not possible to configure it, Citroën simply offers the last customers of its micro city car to choose from one of the 726 vehicles already in stock. On the side of Peugeot, same observation, the Peugeot 108 is no longer configurable. We therefore think that the lion manufacturer will not be long in announcing the discontinuation of the 108.
On the other hand, at Toyota, it is always possible to configure the Aygo, which as a reminder, shares the same platform as the two French models. It starts from €12,840, but it will end up saying goodbye since the Japanese manufacturer has already lifted the veil on its replacement, the Aygo X. In its new generation, the Japanese will therefore undoubtedly be the only survivor!
Interestingly, the Aygo X does not feature any form of electrification. Toyota offers only one 72 hp three-cylinder heat engine. This can be paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, or an optional CVT gearbox.
In October 2020, one source told Reuters that brands were losing money in Segment A. Another added that “current models could be replaced by new ones, made possible by the merger with FCA”. It seems that since the creation of Stellantis, officials have decided that only the Fiat Panda and Fiat 500 should remain on the market.