A Tough Act To Follow
The Citroen C2 was introduced as the successor to the popular but ageing Saxo in 2003. The differences between the two vehicles were more than just skin deep, as the C2 achieved a 4 star crash safety rating, whereas the Saxo could only ever manage 2 stars. The C2 underwent a facelift in 2007, and production continued until 2010.
The C2 Underdog
Many Citroen enthusiasts say the C2 was dramatically under marketed. The C1 and C3 both got large advertising budgets, whereas the C2 didn’t get the same level of coverage. It still went on to win the ‘Best European Hatchback’ award in 2003. The sportier VTS and VTR models were popular, as was the limited edition GT model of 2004. Only 2250 of these were made, and they were only offered to the UK market.