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by Matt Campbell

The Citroen C1 already set tongues wagging with its quirky styling, but now the French brand has shown a crossover-style version known as the Citroen C1 Swiss & Me.

The pint-sized city car will be revealed at the Geneva motor show this week, and it features off-road styling cues that the brand says offer “a picture-perfect illustration of the personalisation possibilities of the new Citroen C1“.


Those changes, which create a rival to cars such as the Nissan Juke, include a bulky black plastic body protection pack which includes flared wheel arches and side skirts, as well as a set of larger alloy wheels, a central exhaust outlet and rear wing.

In a nod to the country in which the new C1 will debut, there’s a bunch of Swiss colour cues, such as the red roof with the country’s flag on top, and a snowflake border where the red paint hits the pearl white paint on the lower part of the car.

Unfortunately, Australian buyers shouldn’t expect any Sydney- or Melbourne-specific versions of the C1, and not only because there are no major motor shows in either of those cities at this point in time – Citroen has stated that it is not interested in bringing the city car to our shores.

Click the Photos tab above to see more images of the new Citroen C1 Swiss & Me concept.