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by Matt Campbell

Details of the new and updated Citroen models launching in Australia in 2015.

 

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Citroen C4 Picasso – February

The smaller, five-seat version of the Citroen Picasso will arrive in February, giving the French brand a competitor to rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

The tall-bodied hatchback impressed CarAdvice founder Anthony Crawford at when he drove it in France in 2014, and given the French brand’s larger Grand C4 Picasso seven-seater sets the benchmark in its segment in many regards, it’s expected the new smaller model will give the struggling marque another alternative to the conventional five-door crowd.

Pricing isn’t yet confirmed, but a starting point between $35,000 and $40,000 is likely.

Read more about the Citroen C4 Picasso.

 

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Citroen C4 Cactus – Q4/2016

The quirky Citroen C4 Cactus has been confirmed for Australia, but strong European demand could push its arrival out until late 2015 or possibly even early 2016.

The company says right-hand-drive production and homologation for the Australian market are also adding to the delays for the car, which was revealed in February 2014.

The C4 Cactus weighs 200kg less than the C4 hatchback upon which it’s based, and features odd-bod plastic protective cladding – AirBumps – on the doors and bumpers which is designed to help protect the car from minor scrapes and bumps.

Read more about the Citroen C4 Cactus.




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