Citroën has announced two new special editions for its C3 model which will be available in January 2012 called the C3 Black and the C3 white.

These new special editions are based on the 1.4i VT model but will replace the VT when they arrive in 2012. Both models will include new interior and exterior features and, as the name suggests, two new colour options.

In terms of exterior the C3 Black has an Obsidian Black paint job whereas the C3 White has Polar White.

Inside the new C3 special editions Citroën has included anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard, a safety feature designed to prevent the wheels locking and therefore skidding.

This will go alongside four airbags and a gear efficiency indicator. There are also driving assist features including variable power assisted steering.

The special edition models benefit from other features like air conditioning, white dashboard and body colour painted door handles for its interior. Exterior benefits include 16" 'Valonga' alloy wheels, front fog lights, white door mirrors and chrome insert on lower front bumper.

In terms of emissions both special editions deliver 139g/km and return mileage of 47.1mpg. First year VED is also identical with both models and stands at £115.

Prices for the C3 White start from £11,990 on the road, which is £300 less than the 1.4i VT model. New Citroën C3 Black prices start from £12,430 on the road, which is £300 less than the1.4i VT with black paint.