Citroen

Citroën was created by Andre Citroën shortly after the end of World War I, in 1919, and launched the Type A that same year. The French brand has since grown to be part of the second largest car manufacturer in Europe - PSA Peugeot-Citroen. Citroën established a reputation as an automotive pioneer with developments such as the first front-wheel-drive steel monocoque production car in 1934, the first to use pneumatic suspension in 1955, with 'Airbumps' and "airbag in roof" technology more recent innovations. The company remains particularly famous for its 2CV and DS models, and the latter was the inspiration for a premium DS line of cars that sits above the brand's C line. Citroën has been in Australia for more than 90 years and offers passenger, luxury and commercial vehicles. Sime Darby Motors took over the distribution rights for Citroën in 2013.
Peugeot Citroen and Dongfeng to work together on small car platform

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Peugeot Citroen and Dongfeng to work together on small car platform

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Dongfeng, its Chinese partner and stakeholder, have confirmed that they will collaborate on a new global small car platform. This new small car platform, dubbed a "common modular platform (CMP)", will underpin the next-generation of "B and C segment vehicles under the Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Dongfeng brands"...

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2015 Citroen DS3 D-Sport Review
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2015 Citroen DS3 D-Sport Review

The Citroen DS3 has been updated with a new look and the addition of more efficient petrol and diesel engines.

The updated DS3 hatch and DS3 Cabriolet have adopted a "hypnotic gaze" with new headlights featuring three LEDs and xenon lamps, as well as LED daytime running lights and sequential turn indicators...


Global Citroen and DS separation to reach Australia 'in time'
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Global Citroen and DS separation to reach Australia 'in time'

The separation of Citroen and DS brands will take place in the near future for the Australian market, but for now, Citroen Australia is concentrating on growing the brands as a whole. Speaking to the media at the launch of the Citroen DS3 in Brisbane yesterday, the company’s head of marketing, Dimitri Andreatidis, said the separation of the two brands will happen, but not for the moment...


2015 Citroen DS3 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Citroen DS3 Review

Still a Citroen in Australia - the new DS3 keeps on dishing up some funky French style.

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$33,990 - $36,590

Citroen Australia to drop entry-price vehicles
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Citroen Australia to drop entry-price vehicles

Citroen Australia says that going forward it will not follow the industry practice of offering an entry price-point vehicle just for an attractive sticker price. The French brand says its customers are those who have thoroughly considered their options and want a Citroen and to date the brand sells far more optioned-up vehicles than base grade versions...


2015 Citroen DS3 pricing and specifications
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2015 Citroen DS3 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Citroen DS3 has gone on sale sporting an updated, more powerful, more efficient engine, more safety features and a refined range that packs higher level of standard specification but at an increased cost. The updated new-look Citroen DS3 gets the new-generation Euro-6 compliant turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine, now with 121kW of power and 240Nm of torque...


Citroen Racing Experience : Circuit d'Issoire, France
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Citroen Racing Experience : Circuit d'Issoire, France

For enthusiasts wanting to go beyond the delight of a daily commute in their Citroen DS3 hatch, the iconic French carmaker offers the perfect solution - the DS3 R1, R3-Max and R5 customer racing programs...


Citroen Aircross concept unveiled
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Citroen Aircross concept unveiled

The Citroen Aircross concept has been unveiled, days after an undisguised image of it leaked out thanks to a French motoring magazine. Details about the Aircross's plug-in hybrid drivetrain and likelihood for production are being held back, possibly until the car's public unveiling later this month...


Citroen Aircross concept teased and then leaked
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Citroen Aircross concept teased and then leaked

During the Easter long weekend, the upcoming Citroen Aircross concept car was first officially teased by the French car maker, before a low-resolution leak appeared online. The leak (above) appeared on the French forum site WorldScoop and is supposedly from the cover of the next edition of l'Automobile magazine...


2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review

Citroen's C4 Picasso is a versatile, clever and comfortable MPV. It's positioned as the smart alternative for the family buyer and delivers the goods, with character in spades.

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$40,990

Citroen Racing Experience: DS3 R1, R3-Max and DS3 R5 Review

Citroen Racing Experience: DS3 R1, R3-Max and DS3 R5 Review

CarAdvice gets exclusive drive of DS3 racers in France.


2015 Citroen DS3 range gets autonomous brakes
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2015 Citroen DS3 range gets autonomous brakes

The updated and restyled 2015 Citroen DS3 will come with a range of updated safety technology including low-speed autonomous brakes when it launches in the middle of April. The 120kW French premium warm hatch and cabriolet range, an oft-overlooked player in the market, will become the first car from the PSA (Peugeot/Citroen) Group to offer Active City Brake technology...


2016 Citroen C4 here in Q3
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2016 Citroen C4 here in Q3

The 2016 Citroen C4 is scheduled for an Australian launch in the third quarter of this year, sporting a revised look as well as a new transmission and engine choices. The update to the Citroen C4 includes the introduction of the Peugeot-Citroen group’s 1.2-litre petrol turbo that delivers 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque...


2016 Citroen C4 Cactus here early next year
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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus here early next year

The Citroen C4 Cactus is set to launch in Australia in the first quarter of 2016. The uniquely styled and named C4 Cactus has been on the cards for a local release since it was revealed last year and was a chance to reach our shores at the end of this year, though has now firmed for a 2016 arrival...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer v Mercedes-Benz B-Class v Citroen C4 Picasso : Comparison review
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer v Mercedes-Benz B-Class v Citroen C4 Picasso : Comparison review

Names can be deliberately suggestive. Out of nowhere the other day – actually not quite, as it was published in the newspaper that day ahead of, say, conflict in Syria – my better half decided to send me a list titled ‘most attractive baby names of 2015’. Topping the list were Alessandro for blokes and Scarlett for girls, as voted by people on a website somewhere (it was that kinda poll)...


2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review: New baby weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review: New baby weekender

The Citroen C4 Picasso is a quirky MPV with a quintessentially French sense of style and plenty to offer growing families.

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$40,990

Australia’s new car market undergoing its own French revolution
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Australia’s new car market undergoing its own French revolution

French car-makers are making more headway with Australian car buyers this year, based on sales statistics from the first two months of the year. Each of the three French brands selling their wares on the local market — Citroen, Peugeot and Renault — have exhibited significant volume growth year-on-year in 2015, many multiples higher than the total market growth of two per cent...


2015 Citroen Berlingo revealed
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2015 Citroen Berlingo revealed

The updated 2015 Citroen Berlingo van range has been uncovered ahead of its global debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The changes to the French brand's compact van are subtle, but the new-look Berlingo gets an updated front end with a new bumper and a revised grille that are said to give the van a "robust and friendly" look...


2015 DS 5 facelift revealed ahead of Geneva motor show
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2015 DS 5 facelift revealed ahead of Geneva motor show

Citroen's luxury offshoot DS has revealed a facelifted version of its crossover-style hatchback, the DS 5. The new-look DS 5 dumps all references to its parent brand, losing the chevron badge in favour of a bold DS icon centrally positioned on the updated car's grille...


Citroen C4 Cactus firms for 2015 launch
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Citroen C4 Cactus firms for 2015 launch

The Citroen C4 Cactus is on track to arrive in Australia during the final quarter of this year. Citroen Australia general manager John Startari confirmed the scheduled arrival timing of the quirky sub-compact crossover with CarAdvice during last week’s C4 Picasso launch in Sydney. “At this stage we’re looking at Q4,” Startari said...


2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review

Citroen takes the MPV fight to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and BMW 2-Series Active Tourer with the new C4 Picasso.

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$40,990

2015 Citroen C4 Picasso pricing and specifications
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso pricing and specifications

The Citroen C4 Picasso is looking to tempt Australians out of the ubiquitous mid-sized SUV, with the stylish French MPV launching locally today from $40,990 plus on-road costs. The five-seat C4 Picasso is the baby brother to the Grand C4 Picasso seven-seater, which went on sale here last year, and is priced $4000 higher...


Fiat Doblo v Citroen Berlingo: Small van comparison test
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Fiat Doblo v Citroen Berlingo: Small van comparison test

Europe may be known for its culture, history and stunning scenery, but there’s another thing the Continent is renowned for – small white vans. They’re an everyday sighting – be it scurrying between picturesque villages in the French countryside or plonked nonchalantly in the middle of busy sidewalks in Rome...


Peugeot Citroen puts Hybrid Air development on hold - report
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Peugeot Citroen puts Hybrid Air development on hold - report

Reports claim that development of the Hybrid Air system by PSA Peugeot Citroen has been put on hold after the departure of the programme's chief and an unsuccessful search to find an automotive partner with whom to share costs with. According to a report in French business newspaper Les Echos, development of Hybrid Air technology has stalled...


2015 Citroen Berlingo Review : L2 Long Body ETG
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Citroen Berlingo Review : L2 Long Body ETG

Now with an automatic and ESC as standard, the already impressive Citroen Berlingo is even better.


2015 Citroen New Cars
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2015 Citroen New Cars

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


Citroen C4 Picasso arriving in February with segment-first safety technology
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Citroen C4 Picasso arriving in February with segment-first safety technology

The Citroen C4 Picasso will offer claimed segment-first safety technology when it arrives in Australian showrooms in February. Citroen Australia says the compact C4 Picasso MPV will be the first vehicle in the small sub-$40,000 segment to come standard with 360-degree camera technology, which aids visibility when parking and manoeuvring at low speeds...


Citroen C4 update adds BlueHDi diesels, three-cylinder petrol drivetrains
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Citroen C4 update adds BlueHDi diesels, three-cylinder petrol drivetrains

The Citroen C4 has been given a light visual refresher, as well as a slew of new drivetrain options. Externally, the 2015 Citroen C4 is distinguished by its redesigned head- and tail-light innards. The latest headlight treatment features U-shaped surrounds for the high- and main-beam units, as well as LED driving lights...


Citroen Berlingo gets auto transmission and ESC from $28,990
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Citroen Berlingo gets auto transmission and ESC from $28,990

The long-body version of the Citroen Berlingo compact van is now available with an automatic transmission from $28,990 before on-road costs. The Berlingo L2 ETG auto shares its 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with the L2 manual, producing 66kW of power and 215Nm of torque...


Citroen Style: from DS to DS5

Citroen Style: from DS to DS5

France is a country synonymous with style and in the automotive world, there is no brand more ‘French’ than Citroen. Renowned as being innovators of both design and technology, Citroen has always taken pride in being a little bit different. Australia has one of the most diverse new car markets in the world, with almost 60 manufacturers to choose from...