Who are Citroen?
This venerable French company was founded back in 1919 by André-Gustave Citroen. Creator of classic cars such as the 2CV and Dyane, the C1 is one of the company’s later and most popular offerings.
A petite Hatchback with bags of sass, this compact city slicker was first launched in 2005, and since then has been a consistently strong seller.
It has a reputation for reliability – thanks to its low breakdown rates – and the German Automobile Club puts it at the top of the sub small car class. And it’s strong on tech too – the latest models have a reversing camera for parking, a touchscreen, and keyless entry and start.
Available in a choice of eight colours, there’s a soft-top version that’s perfect for summers in the city.
Frequently asked questions
How much does a Citroen C1 cost to insure?
The good news is that the C1 is one of the cheapest motors to insure.
Citroen C1 insurance is especially affordable for new drivers, making it a sought-after first car, alongside the Fiat 500 and Peugeot 107. And if you’ve been on the road a while and have a clean driving history, your insurance could be even cheaper.
According to our figures, the average premium price for a Citroen C1 Airplay comes in at a reasonable £581.38** per year.
But don’t be too alarmed if you find you get a different quote. Insurance providers take all sorts of factors into account when calculating your premium. These will include your age, driving experience and where you live. They’ll also want to know what you do for a living, and how you’ll be using the car.
Another thing that will affect your premium price is what insurance group your car belongs to. Insurance groups are numbered 1-50 and, generally, the higher the group number, the more you’ll pay for your insurance.
What insurance group your Citroen C1 belongs to depends on what model you have. Here’s a guide to some of the Citroen C1 insurance groups:
|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|
**Average price amount based on the top five quotes from Compare the Market data from 1 October 2020 to 1 January 2021. The average is based on all variations of the vehicle model and uses risk data from people with different age ranges, addresses and driving histories. You may find a cheaper or more expensive quote based on your circumstances.
Can I cut the cost of my Citroen C1 insurance?
There are ways you can potentially cut the cost of your car insurance. If you’re a young driver, one way may be to get a telematics policy or you could also choose to pay a higher voluntary excess. You might also want to think about your security and where you park your car at night. And don’t forget to make the most of your no claims discount.
Where can I find Citroen insurance?
Whether you’re looking for first-time insurance for a Citroen C1 or updating an old policy, you can compare car insurance with us to make sure you’ve got the right cover for you.
And if you need to do research on the cost of insurance for other makes and models of cars, be sure to stop by our manufacturers hub for plenty of helpful info.