But no more power.

If there’s one thing the Citroen C1 city car is not, it’s sporty. It is extremely cheap to run, and even quite amusing to drive in the way cars with no power but a game chassis are. But sporty? No.

Even so, Citroen is attempting inject a bit of sportiness to the diminutive hatchback with the new Furio model, in the hope of boosting its appeal to young drivers. Which is actually already pretty strong as the C1 has among the lowest insurance costs of any new car available in the UK.

Anyway, the C1 Furio’s sportiness comes in the form of gloss black, 15-inch ‘Planet’ alloy wheels, ‘Sunrise' red door mirror and wheel center caps, a rear diffuser and center exit exhaust, and “bold” graphics. There’s a choice of white or grey body colors.

The interior spec is shared with the mid-range Feel model, complete with all the connectivity options youngsters want, these days. And added ‘Wave’ upholstery.

As for engines, there’s a choice of two three-cylinder units: a 1.0-liter producing a mighty 68 horsepower, or a 1.2-liter making 82 HP. Performance is fairly leisurely whichever engine is in place, but they bowl along happily enough once up to speed and use very little fuel. And let’s face it: do you really want your 16-year old to have a 200 HP hot hatch for their first car?

Prices start at £10,855 ($11,933).

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