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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. Unlike overseas markets, the new C3 will be offered in a standalone highly-specified variant, while customers will be able to choose from an array of exterior colour options to make their C3 their own...

Peugeot Citroen ute due by 2020 with global aim

The PSA Group, parent of Peugeot, Citroen and most recently Opel, has announced it will develop an all-new vehicle platform with ChangAn Automobile that will underpin its upcoming one-tonne ute, which will launch "by 2020". In an agreement signed this week, the French and Chinese companies announced they would co-develop a new architecture to be implemented at ChangAn's manufacturing facility in Dingzhou, China, dedicated to light commercial vehicles (LCV)...

Electric Peugeot 208, 2008, DS3 models planned - report

The PSA Group is planning several new electrified and all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the coming years, including EV versions of the next Peugeot 208, 2008 and DS3 Crossback. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News Europe, PSA is said to have given investors details of  its future vehicle strategy earlier this week...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...