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Citroen C1 car insurance

A petite hatchback with bags of sass, the C1 is one of Citroen’s most popular creations. Appealing to both new and experienced drivers alike, the compact city slicker was first launched back in 2005, and has gone on to be released in a variety of eye-catching 3 and 5 door versions. 


Second generation C1

The new second-generation C1s are easily the best of the bunch, offering roadsters a laid back driving experience, paired with cheery good looks. Today it’s available in a handful of attractive colours, ranging from a cool aqua to a striking red, and comes finished in a variety of trim levels.

Safety is also high on the Citroen C1s agenda. The car comes kitted out with six airbags, a stability system, antilock brakes, and a tyre pressure monitoring system too – all of which are included as standard. Green-minded drivers can also relax, since each model in the range offers low CO2 emissions. Oh, and did we mention it’s affordable to run?

For those that like to feel the wind in their hair or the British rain on their face, there’s also a soft-top version available too. 

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What the insurance group is the Citroen C1 in?

The cost of your Citroen C1 insurance is calculated by lots of things, from personal details like your driving history, age, and where you live, to the all-important insurance group your model falls into. Insurance groups range from 1 to 50, and are decided by the bigwigs at the Association of British Insurers. Which category your vehicle sits in is based on all sorts of details, from the vehicle’s value and security level, to the cost of potential repairs. Generally speaking though, a lower group rating means a lower insurance cost.

So what’s the Citroen C1 insurance group? Because it’s not a high-performance vehicle or a first choice for thieves, and it’s relatively inexpensive to repair, the insurance group for a Citroen C1 is at the lower end of the scale.

As you can see from this table, the more basic models fall into lowest categories. While it’s tempting to get a Citroen C1 loaded with all the frilly hi-tech trimmings, they can ramp up the group rating substantially. So it’s always worth reconsidering what you can live without, and whether or not you want a new or used model.

Model                                                 ABI Insurance group rating

Citroen C1  1.0i Vibe                               1

Citroen C1  1.0I Airplay                          1-3

Citroen C1  1.0i Cool                                3

Citroen C1  1.0i VT                                  2-3

Citroen C1  1.0i / 1.4i Ryhthm               2-4

Citroen C1  1.0i Splash                             2

Citroen C1  1.0i Connexion                      4

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What’s the average cost of insuring a Citroen C1?

The good news is that it’s one of the cheapest motors to insure. Citroen C1 insurance is especially affordable for brand new drivers, making it a sought after first car alongside the likes of the Fiat 500 and the Peugeot 107. Of course if you’ve been on the road for a while and have a clean and sparkly driving history, it’ll be even cheaper. On average, the cost of Citroen C1 car insurance is £525.52 per year.

Our average premiums are based on all our customer quotes, from people with different age ranges, addresses and driving histories. You may find a cheaper or more expensive quote based on your personal circumstances.


What will I pay?

Whether you’re looking for first time insurance for a Citroen C1, updating a tired and weary policy, or you’re just feeling nosey, you can compare car insurance now and make sure you’ve got the right cover for you. It’s simple and speedy, and you could be one of 50% of our customers that save up to £249.39** on their car insurance.

All average price amounts based on comparethemarket.com data in February 2016
**Based on Online independent research by Consumer Intelligence during February 2016. 50% of consumers could achieve this saving with comparethemarket.com Motor Insurance.
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