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Citroën offers ‘black box’ solution as standard

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Citroën is turning to technology to reduce the cost of younger buyers insuring a brand new car by fitting its C1 Connexion special edition with a telematics ‘black box’ as standard. The Smartnav system, provided by Trafficmaster, allows Citroën to offer free insurance for the first year of ownership to all eligible drivers from 19 - 75 years of age when the car is funded with Elect 3 or Elect 4 finance.

The Citroën insurance included in this offer is free for qualifying young drivers subject to two years No Claims Discount (NCD). Thanks to the fitment of the telematics unit, Citroën is also able to offer discounted cover to drivers with zero or just one year’s NCD. For example a 19 year old with no NCD can insure a new C1 Connexion with Citroën Insurance for just £950.

Renewal premiums will be based on the driving behaviour over the first 12 months of ownership. This means that, regardless of the age of the named individuals on the policy, good driving habits will be rewarded with lower insurance premiums in subsequent years.

To meet high sales demand Citroën has increased production of the C1 Connexion special editions. An additional 750 models will be produced and a new body colour - Carlinite Grey - is now available. The Trafficmaster Smartnav system comes as standard at no extra cost.

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  • Nigel Tollerton - 05/03/2013 21:01

    Brilliant idea. All cars should be fitted with these as standard. That would address insurance issues and only bad driving skills would need to pay higher premiums.

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