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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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Proton, Lotus up for sale; Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Suzuki interested - report
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Proton, Lotus up for sale; Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Suzuki interested - report

Proton and Lotus, both owned by Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom, are reportedly being shopped around to rival automakers. Insider sources have told Reuters that DRB-Hicom has recently sent out partnership proposals to 20 automakers. So far, three car companies have shown interest: Renault, Suzuki, and the PSA Group, which consists of Peugeot, Citroen and DS...


Rip Curl-themed Citroen C4 Cactus comes to Australia
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Rip Curl-themed Citroen C4 Cactus comes to Australia

When it was first announced, the Rip Curl Citroen C4 was, oddly, earmarked exclusively for a European launch. But, fittingly, the compact surf-themed SUV is now on its way to the label's homeland. As part of the Citroen’s newly-formed alliance with the iconic Aussie surf brand, the special-edition SUV will be limited to just 15 examples Down Under, starting at $28,790 plus on-road costs...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept revealed
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept revealed

The wraps have been taken off the 2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept ahead of the brand's return to the FIA World Rally Championship next year after a year-long sabbatical. According to Citroen the concept is "very close the finalised car ... without giving everything away about its final form"...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap

See the full details here. Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice.com News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week. The BMW Z4 is officially done and dusted, the final one has rolled off the production line in Germany. A sport scar, likely called the Z5, that’s being co-developed with Toyota, will likely replace it...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Citroen CXperience revealed: stretched Paris concept could hint at new C6
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Citroen CXperience revealed: stretched Paris concept could hint at new C6

Citroen has returned to the themes of its swooping Numero 9 concept of 2012, unveiling the new CXperience show car that will debut at the Paris motor show in October. Just like the Numero 9, the CXperience lands somewhere between stretched hatch and shooting brake wagon, matching a long profile with a short rear overhang for a more sporting look than the average load hauler...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


2016 DS4 Review
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2016 DS4 Review

The facelifted DS4 isn’t coming to Australia in its ‘normal’ guise. James samples one in Europe to find out why.


Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report
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Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


'Real world' fuel figures released for 30 Peugeot, Citroen, DS models
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'Real world' fuel figures released for 30 Peugeot, Citroen, DS models

Groupe PSA - the parent company of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands - has expanded on a 'real world' fuel consumption analysis program first announced in October last year with fresh details on 30 of its core models. The company claims the move as the first large-scale cooperation between a car maker and an independent body for the analysis of listed fuel economy figures...


2016 Citroen C5 to be the last offered in Australia: 62 cars to honour iconic suspension system
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2016 Citroen C5 to be the last offered in Australia: 62 cars to honour iconic suspension system

If you thought last year's Finale special represented the end of Citroen's C5 in Australia, think again. Instead, the 2016 Citroen C5 will be the last of the line for the Australian market, with the company's local distributor today finally confirming its impending retirement...


Next Citroen C4 and C5 could morph into SUVs - report
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Next Citroen C4 and C5 could morph into SUVs - report

The successors to the current Citroen C4 and C5 could morph into crossover vehicles, according to a new report out of the UK. With the current C4 hatch and C5 closing in on the end of their production runs, well outclassed by the likes of the C4 Picasso, C4 Cactus and the new C3, it seems Citroen may take a more unorthodox approach to the next generation of both...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report

Yesterday the third-generation Citroen C3 was unveiled, and it has now appears as though Citroen is working on a road-going version of the 2017 C3-based WRC entrant. Xavier Peugeot, product director at Citroen, hinted to Autocar that the French brand is working on a street-legal derivative based on next year's World Rally Championship (WRC) competitor...


2017 Citroen C3 revealed, Australian debut "likely"
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2017 Citroen C3 revealed, Australian debut "likely"

Just hours after finding its way online through the leaky European press, the all-new 2017 Citroen C3 has now been unveiled. The new 2017 C3 hatch joins the likes of the Picasso twins and the still fresh C4 Cactus in playing to Citroen's new-generation styling themes, including a three-tier lighting design up front and a soft curvy design through the body...


2017 Citroen C3 surfaces online ahead of global unveiling
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2017 Citroen C3 surfaces online ahead of global unveiling

The all-new 2017 Citroen C3, spied testing in a thin layer of camouflage less than a month ago, has surfaced online today ahead of its world premiere in France. As those earlier spy photos hinted, the new 2017 C3 hatch builds on the styling of Citroen's latest offerings...


Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy
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Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy

Buying an affordable workhorse van can mean some compromises – but depending on if you're willing to take a gamble on an emerging brand, you might not need to sacrifice space for price. As such, we’ve brought two well-known small vans – the Volkswagen Caddy, Australia’s best-selling model in the segment, and the Citroen Berlingo, a go-to second option – and the much larger, but also cheaper, LDV G10...


Deals On Wheels - European brand special
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Deals On Wheels - European brand special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...