2012 Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107: first images of the restyling available

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Citroën C1 2012

The first images of the restyled Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 have surfaced on the internet. The two models were supposed to make their debut at the upcoming 2012 European Motor Show in Brussels - although they were trying to keep it quiet - but now this first bunch of images of the new little French cars have somehow appeared on the internet, as well as a few info.

Judging by these first shots, the 2012 restyling appears to be more impactful than the one both models underwent in 2008, the only one so far for the pair since their launch in 2005. The redesigned front-end of the C1 is somewhat reminiscent of the C-Cactus concept that was on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007, while other minor changes include different handles and hubtub. The Peugeot 107 instead adopts a styling quite similar to what we have seen with the recent 208 and 508, meaning a so-called floating grille as well as a ripple on the bonnet.

As for the cabin, both cars get a new steering wheel, a new gearshift lever and new upholstery patterns. Initially, the cars will be equipped with the same 93 hp 1.0-litre 3-cylinder unit of the previous version, but a new 1.2-litre unit should also be made available for the pair by the summer. Now we would expect to see a similar restyling for the third natural twin of the lot, the Toyota Aygo. However, an all-new version of the three cars is already scheduled to surface in 2014.

View the full 2012 Citroen C1 photo gallery
View the full 2012 Peugeot 107 photo gallery

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