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2018 Citroen C3 pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 Citroen C3 have been announced this week, with the boldly-styled hatchback to start at $22,990 before on-road costs...

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Citroen C4 Aircross, Peugeot 4008 recalled for wiper fix - UPDATE
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Citroen C4 Aircross, Peugeot 4008 recalled for wiper fix - UPDATE

The Citroen C4 Aircross and Peugeot 4008 have been recalled this week over concerns the windscreen wiper motors could fill with water and seize - with 2492 vehicles affected in total. According to the French manufacturers, affected vehicles are fitted with a motor venting device that may not be to the correct specification - potentially allowing water to enter the wiper motor...


2018 Citroen C4 Cactus: Automatic petrol model added, diesel dumped
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2018 Citroen C4 Cactus: Automatic petrol model added, diesel dumped

As we reported a few months back, the 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus range has seen the dumping of the diesel semi-automatic model in favour of a new petrol-auto model. The newly added Citroen C4 Cactus auto version uses the same characterful 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine as has been offered with a manual option since the car's launch in early 2016...


Citroen to take on light commercial market
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Citroen to take on light commercial market

The appointment of Inchcape as the new distributor for Peugeot and Citroen in Australia will see the later focus on the light commercial vehicle (LCV) market as the two brands set to focus on their core strengths going forward...


No silver bullet for Peugeot and Citroen in Australia; dealers set to go
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No silver bullet for Peugeot and Citroen in Australia; dealers set to go

The new distributor of Peugeot and Citroen in Australia admits there is no silver bullet or quick fix for rebuilding the brands locally, except for investment and a long-term commitment to the iconic French brands...


2018 Citroen C3 confirmed for October launch, C4 Picasso axed - UPDATE
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2018 Citroen C3 confirmed for October launch, C4 Picasso axed - UPDATE

UPDATE, August 14: Citroen's local arm has confirmed that the C4 Picasso is no longer available in Australia. See bottom of article for details The funky 2018 Citroen C3 has officially been confirmed for the Australian market, with the boldly-styled hatchback to be launched Down Under "in the coming months", over a year since it was first revealed in June 2016...


Peugeot parent completes takeover of Opel/Vauxhall from GM
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Peugeot parent completes takeover of Opel/Vauxhall from GM

The PSA Group, the parent company behind Peugeot, Citroen and DS, completed its takeover of Opel and Vauxhall from GM on August 1. Opel has promised to deliver a new performance plan within 100 days, with the key goal of achieving operational profitability by 2020 and a six per cent profit margin by 2026...


2015-16 Citroen C5, DS4, DS5 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE
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2015-16 Citroen C5, DS4, DS5 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE

Citroen has issued a recall for 84 examples its C5, DS4 and DS5 models sold between May 2015 and August 2016 over concerns a faulty connection to the starter motor could cause a short circuit. The French manufacturer reports the 12-Volt connection lug for the start motor may be fitted incorrectly, and could touch a metal component...


EU approves Peugeot's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM
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EU approves Peugeot's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM

The PSA Group's purchase of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors has been given the go-ahead from the European Union's antitrust authorities. With approval secured from the EU, one of the key hurdles has been cleared in the 2.2 billion euro ($3.3 billion) purchase of the majority of General Motors' European operations by the PSA Group...


Peugeot Citroen Australia gets new managing director, new PR under distributor shift
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Peugeot Citroen Australia gets new managing director, new PR under distributor shift

Inchcape, the company best known as the operator of Subaru in Australia, has announced Anouk Poelmann as Managing Director of the latest addition to its local stable, Peugeot Citroen Australia. Responsible for the Australian business of Japanese brand Subaru for more than 40 years, Inchcape revealed in May that it had won the contract to take over management and distribution of the Peugeot and Citroen brands from Sime Darby...


2016 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for bumper fix
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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for bumper fix

Citroen has issued a recall for eight examples of its 2016 C4 Cactus crossover over concerns trim on the front bumper bar could come loose. The French manufacturer reports the front bumper bar's lower trim finisher may not have been properly secured during production. If the condition occurs, the lower trim finisher could detach and fall off, posing a hazard to other road users...


2018 Citroen C3 Aircross unveiled
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2018 Citroen C3 Aircross unveiled

The new Citroen C3 Aircross has been unveiled just days after an image of a scale model leaked online. Designed to replace the C3 Picasso in the French brand's range, the C3 Aircross has a different name to go along with its newly adopted crossover styling. The new C3 Aircross is 4.15 metres long, 1.76m wide, 1.64m tall, and rides on a 2...


2018 Citroen C3 Aircross revealed by leaked model
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2018 Citroen C3 Aircross revealed by leaked model

The styling of the new Citroen C3 Aircross has been revealed ahead of schedule, thanks to a leaked image of a scale model. The image you seen here was originally found on a French forum and republished by AutoWeek.nl. When it is released to the market, the C3 Aircross will replace the C3 Picasso, which was never sold in Australia...


2018 Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner vans spied
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2018 Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner vans spied

The next-generation Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner vans have been photographed undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Although the vans are wrapped head-to-toe in camouflage, we think the Berlingo version will feature Citroen's new corporate face, with thin driving lights integrated into the upper grille with the double chevron logo, and disguised main headlamp units paired with a working grille underneath...


Citroen C4 Aircross, Peugeot 4008 recalled for tailgate fix
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Citroen C4 Aircross, Peugeot 4008 recalled for tailgate fix

The Citroen C4 Aircross and Peugeot 4008 have been recalled this week for a suspected fault of the vehicles's tailgate gas springs. Both French manufacturers report that an insufficient anti-corrosion coating was applied to the end cap on the outer tube of the tailgate gas springs, which could cause corrosion...


New Australian Peugeot Citroen distributor hints at plans
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New Australian Peugeot Citroen distributor hints at plans

The new Australian distributor for Groupe PSA – the company that oversees the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands – has given us some insights regarding its plans for our market. Last month it was announced that PSA had signed Inchape as its new distribution partner here, replacing Sime Darby. Inchcape is also responsible for Subaru here, so it has runs on the board...


Opel/Vauxhall sale held up by disagreement over on-going development work - report
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Opel/Vauxhall sale held up by disagreement over on-going development work - report

The sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the PSA Group, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, has reportedly hit a snag. Sources have informed the Allgemeine Zeitung the company's works council has paused the transition timeline. Employee information sessions, which were due to be held this week, have been postponed indefinitely...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 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...


At last, Peugeot and Citroen have a shot at success in Australia
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At last, Peugeot and Citroen have a shot at success in Australia

À propos du temps! That’s French for ‘about time!’, in reference to the fact that Sime Darby is no longer the Australian distributor for Peugeot, Citroen and DS. The news that Groupe PSA, the company that runs the three French brands, has moved on to a new local distributor – Inchcape, the same guys who have transformed Subaru from an odd-ball outsider to a properly appealing 'household name' car brand – is excellent for all parties...


PSA Peugeot Citroen shifts Australian distribution to Subaru operator Inchcape - UPDATE
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PSA Peugeot Citroen shifts Australian distribution to Subaru operator Inchcape - UPDATE

French automotive giant Groupe PSA - the company that oversees the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands - has signed a new distribution agreement with Inchcape in Australia. Inchcape is the company that takes care of brands such as Subaru locally, so the move - Groupe PSA would undoubtedly hope - will see the French car brands see increased sales in a market where it currently struggles for relevance...