The Origins models follow on from special versions of the C3 and C4 Cactus.
Earlier this year, the French company revealed the C3 and C4 Cactus Origins models, festooning the cars with bronze colours and graphics intended to mark 100-year-old firm’s history. Now, though, Citroen has applied the same treatment to its C1 city car and C3 Aircross mini-SUV.
Available to order now ahead of production beginning next month, the C1 Origins comes with 15-inch black alloy wheels and a black bi-tone roof, as well as bronze detailing on the door mirrors and rear pillar. The Origins logo, meanwhile, stands proudly on the front doors and tailgate. As standard, customers get the non-metallic Lippizan White paintwork seen here, but that can be replaced with Gallium Grey, Carlinite Grey and Caldera Black metallic paints for a small consideration.
Inside, there’s Grey Heather cloth seat trim with gold stitching, while bronze trim adorns the dashboard, air vents and gear selector. Special Origins carpet mats are also included in the £13,830 asking price, along with the seven-inch touchscreen, automatic headlights and automatic air conditioning lifted from the high-end ‘Flair’ model.
Also lifted from the standard C1 range is the engine - a 1-litre 71 bhp unit with a five-speed manual gearbox. In the standard C1 Flair, it’s capable of between 53 and 57 mpg, depending on options, as well as 0-62 mph in 12.6 seconds and a top speed of 99 mph.
The C3 Aircross Origins is a little more potent, featuring the 1.2-litre turbocharged PureTech engine with 109 bhp and a six-speed manual gearbox. Like the C1, though, the Aircross Origins is more focused on equipment and aesthetics.
Outside, the Origins model is marked out by its 16-inch black alloy wheels, white ‘venetian blind’ effect on the rear windows and bronze light surrounds. There’s bronze on the door mirrors, too, and although the white-with-black-roof combination is a standard feature, customers can choose to upgrade to a range of other colour schemes, including black with a white roof.
As with the C1, the Origins logo is also prominently displayed, and the grey cloth seat upholstery is embellished with gold stitching. But unlike the C1 Origins, the C3 Aircross Origins is based on the mid-range Feel model, although several upgrades have been fitted. Satellite navigation is included in the £19,355 price tag, along with rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers and automatic climate control.