Both feature a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine producing 50kW of power and 93Nm of torque. It offers average fuel consumption of just 4.3 litres per 100km, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars this side of a hybrid.
The European-only micro cars are available in three- and five-door form, with both exhibiting stylish new looks complete with LED daytime running lights.
Inside, the French city cars feature USB inputs and Bluetooth-compatible in-car technology, and an optional new automated manual Electronic Gearbox System for the C1. The EGS package increases fuel consumption to 4.5L/100km.
Peugeot says the five-door variants have been the most popular in the past, accounting for 59.6 per cent of total sales. The company expects that popularity to carry over to the new model.
As for the styling differences between the two, the front ends of both vehicles are quite unique. The Citroen presents a more bubbly personality with softer headlight designs, while the Peugeot seems sharper with a wider lower grille.
There are no plans for Peugeot or Citroen to introduce the entry-level models in Australia at this stage. What do you think? Would you like to see them Down Under?