The weather must be dampening convertible sales; Citroen tries to reverse the trend with a special-edition of the C3 Pluriel.
The middle of the summer is usually not a great time to buy a convertible, new or second-hand. Dealers know you want them, so offer little in the way of discounts, while private sellers hike up prices to reflect demand. The atrocious weather we've had recently is changing all that, with Citroen today announcing the debut of a special-edition of its C3 Pluriel.
No prizes for guessing where the C3 Pluriel Kiwi got its name... On top of the eye-catching paintwork, Citroen is throwing in alloy wheels, a leather interior and air conditioning to lure buyers into the showroom. Until the end of August, a cashback offer means the Kiwi will cost £12,495.
The only engine option is 74bhp 1.4-litre petrol unit, though buyers will be more interested in the multi-mode roof in any case. It could be useful if the heavens continue to open.