All-electric VW e-Golf for £26k; Citroën C1 on sale in July; Celestial Phantom celebrated in new documentary

Prices for the new Volkswagen e-Golf start at £25,845, with first deliveries of the all-electric hatch expected at the end of June. That includes the government's £5000 electric vehicle grant. Powered by an electric motor with 113bhp, the e-Golf can accelerate to 62mph in 10.4 seconds and go on to a top speed of 87mph.

The new Citroën C1 will be priced from £8245 when it goes on sale in the UK in July. Built alongside its Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 108 counterparts, the new C1 will be available in three trim levels, dubbed Touch, Feel and Flair. Engines available at launch include a 68bhp three-cylinder 'Airdream' engine and an 82bhp 1.2-litre unit.

The making of the Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom is the subject of a new film, which will air later this month. Inside Rolls-Royce was filmed over six months, and offers "a rare insight" into the firm. The Celestial Phantom was revealed in Frankfurt last year, and features bespoke paintwork and an upgraded interior.

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12 March 2014
"The new Citroën C1 will be priced from £8,245 ..." ... Really?? ... The new Hyundai i10 starts from £6,995 and the competition leader (the VW Up!) kicks off at only £20 dearer at £8,265 ... Sad to say that Citroën (and its partners) will have to hit the ground running hard with discounts to make any leeway in this market ...

12 March 2014
Suzuki QT wrote:

"The new Citroën C1 will be priced from £8,245 ..." ... Really?? ... The new Hyundai i10 starts from £6,995 and the competition leader (the VW Up!) kicks off at only £20 dearer at £8,265 ... Sad to say that Citroën (and its partners) will have to hit the ground running hard with discounts to make any leeway in this market ...

I think you would need to wait for full specs to make a proper comparison between the three. Also, there is the likelihood of a cheaper range opener when the current line-up is more established.

12 March 2014
Suzuki QT wrote:

"The new Citroën C1 will be priced from £8,245 ..." ... Really?? ... The new Hyundai i10 starts from £6,995 and the competition leader (the VW Up!) kicks off at only £20 dearer at £8,265 ... Sad to say that Citroën (and its partners) will have to hit the ground running hard with discounts to make any leeway in this market ...

The i10 starts at £8,345 according to Hyundai's website. If you read what the Citroen comes equipped with, you'll see that it's actually fairly good value, particularly further up the range. The PSA triplets have performed well largely unchanged for the last 9 years - I see no reason why that should stop, despite strong competition from elsewhere.


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13 March 2014
There is no room to comment on the next article on the 60s greatest car, so I ask here. Where is the first 'European Car of the Year' the Rover 2000 P6? Surely one of the best 60s cars from any country ?
A car that was so well styled they didn't change it for 10 years.

13 March 2014
Other websites have more detail about C1 models. The mid-range Feel seems quite well appointed, although I'd rather Citroen had given the names slightly more thought. Being asked if you fancy a Touch or a Feel might be taken the wrong way.

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