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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

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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In talks: GM could sell Opel to Peugeot parent
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In talks: GM could sell Opel to Peugeot parent

General Motors and the PSA Group, owners of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS marques, have confirmed they are discussing a sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the French car maker. Overnight, the automakers released a statement to the media and the markets that they are discussing the "potential acquisition of Opel [and] Vauxhall" by the PSA Group...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


Citroen C-Aircross Concept revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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Citroen C-Aircross Concept revealed ahead of Geneva debut

The Citroen C-Aircross Concept was unveiled overnight ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. The C-Aircross Concept is thought to preview a new crossover which will effectively replace the C3 Picasso in the French automaker's range. Developmental versions of the new crossover wearing heavy disguise have been spotted a few times by spy photographers...


2017 Citroen C4 Cactus range gains petrol six-speed auto option - UPDATE
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2017 Citroen C4 Cactus range gains petrol six-speed auto option - UPDATE

The 2017 Citroen C4 Cactus is set to appeal to a whole lot more buyers than ever before in Australia, with the announcement that the French brand is adding a conventional six-speed automatic gearbox to its petrol-powered offering. The news is out of the UK, and as such the new six-speed auto version of the C4 Cactus will be offered in right-hand drive...


2018 DS 7 Cross spied testing
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2018 DS 7 Cross spied testing

A heavily-disguised prototype believed to be the new DS 7 Cross SUV has been spied this week during cold weather testing. The swathes of black-and-white camouflage don't give much away in terms of the vehicle's design, but we can make out the general proportions, raised ride height and chunky bumpers common to SUVs...


DS E-Tense trademarked: Electric sports car edges closer to production - report
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DS E-Tense trademarked: Electric sports car edges closer to production - report

The all-electric DS E-Tense sports car could be one step closer to production, after parent company PSA Groupe (formerly PSA Peugeot Citroen) filed an application to trademark its name this week. Britain's Autocar reports that PSA's luxury arm filed the application this week, in preparation for its halo model to arrive around the turn of the decade - likely between 2018 and 2021...


2011-15 Citroen C4, DS4 recalled for bonnet fix
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2011-15 Citroen C4, DS4 recalled for bonnet fix

Citroen has issued a recall for its 2011 to 2015 C4 and DS4 hatchbacks over concerns a faulty bonnet support wire could cause it to fly open while driving. The French manufacturer reports the striker wire on the bonnet report may not work as intended due to corrosion...


2014-15 Citroen C4 Picasso recalled for front suspension fix
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2014-15 Citroen C4 Picasso recalled for front suspension fix

Citroen has recalled its C4 Picasso MPVs built during late-2014 and early-2015 over concerns the front suspension bolts could break. According to the French manufacturer, the front suspension wishbone bolts may not be to the correct specification. If the condition occurs and the bolts break, this could cause the wheels to tilt and reduce steering control...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC revealed
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC revealed

The 2017 Citroen C3 WRC was unveiled overnight, and it looks even wilder and more extreme than the concept unveiled in September. Citroen's 2017 WRC entrant is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine. Thanks to the wider turbo restrictor permitted for the upcoming season, the engine is said to develop around 283kW of power (380hp)...


2017 Citroen C3 - 2016 Paris Motor Show
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2017 Citroen C3 - 2016 Paris Motor Show

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2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Review
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2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Review

The future of family transport is here in the 2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso. James takes a look to see if this designer people-mover has practical traits to go with the funky looks.


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...


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...