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Citroen C2

The Citroën C2 is a supermini produced by the French manufacturer Citroën since 2004.

Along with the Citroën C3, the C2 was intended to replace the popular Citroën Saxo. The two cars have relatively different designs allowing Citroën to grab different sub-markets of the supermini class. The C2 was designed by Donato Coco.

Versions

The L model is the "no-frills" version of the C2 and comes with basic equipment, including black plastic bumbers and no fog lamps.

The Design includes body-coloured bumpers, electric windows. The SX is the luxury spec, and as an option it can feature. The SX also has the 'rear seat modulation', which means that the two rear seats are individual, and can either fold down, or can be folded right up against the front seats. This does mean, however, that the two front seats will be pushed right forward which can be uncomfortable on long journeys.

The Furio, VTR and VTS are the sports models which have made the Saxo famous for affordable, sporty-looking and very fast 'pocket rockets'. The Furio is available with SensoDrive, a paddle-shift transmission recommended amongst C2 owners. It has exactly the same sports body kit as the more expensive VTR and VTS models but lacks the alloy wheels of those models.

The VTR also has a quick 110 bhp engine, whereas the VTS is the premium sports model, with a 125 bhp engine capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds.

2004's limited edition GT model offered a slightly less sporty bodykit, albeit with bright red, blue, silver and black paintwork and unique white alloy wheels. All GTs had a number certificate to show their authenticity.

Technology

The C3 features a "Stop & Start" system that can automatically cut the engine when not needed such as in traffic to save fuel and restart it briskly to move on again. Similar technology to this was previously seen in the 1980's VW Polo "Formel E" and the VW Golf MKIII "Ecomatic"

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