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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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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.


CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...


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...


PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dongfeng will co-develop EV platform due 2019
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PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dongfeng will co-develop EV platform due 2019

Groupe PSA, the parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, has signed an agreement with Chinese automaker Dongfeng to co-develop an electric vehicle platform. The initiative, announced overnight, is an extension of the deal the two car makers signed in April 2015...


DS 4S hatch debuts in China, global launch unlikely
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DS 4S hatch debuts in China, global launch unlikely

The all-new DS 4S has made its official debut at this week’s Beijing motor show, bringing with it a number of new details about the new five-door hatch. Making its first public appearance at last year’s Guangzhou motor show, the 4S is set to be sold exclusively in China, becoming the fourth DS-branded car to be designed and produced for the country...


2016 DS 4 Crossback: $46,990 high-rider hits Australia as brand's first SUV
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2016 DS 4 Crossback: $46,990 high-rider hits Australia as brand's first SUV

Citroen’s luxury arm DS has released a limited-run of the new DS 4 Crossback in Australia, making it the French brand’s first SUV model locally. First unveiled just before last year’s Frankfurt motor show, the 2016 DS 4 Crossback takes the place of the regular DS 4 hatchback in the Australian lineup, although in other markets the two models will be sold side-by-side...


PSA Peugeot Citroen ‘Push to Pass’ plan revealed: Pick-up ute confirmed, 34 new models by 2021
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PSA Peugeot Citroen ‘Push to Pass’ plan revealed: Pick-up ute confirmed, 34 new models by 2021

French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen has announced a new “Push to Pass” business plan that will see it launch “one new car, per region, per brand and per year” between now and 2021. The plan, built on 34 models across the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, will include 26 passenger cars and eight light commercial vehicles - the latter group including a new one-tonne pick-up ute, first reported in the European press...


DS brand set to stay as part of Citroen in Australia for some time
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DS brand set to stay as part of Citroen in Australia for some time

The global move to separate French premium brand DS from its Citroen roots won’t be taken up in Australia for quite some time, it seems. The DS brand was officially peeled away from Citroen at the 2015 Geneva motor show almost exactly a year ago, and while the newly-branded DS 5 luxury hatch (ie: not the Citroen DS5) has been launched here, it’s still being sold through Citroen dealers...


Citroen set for big growth in 2016 and beyond
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Citroen set for big growth in 2016 and beyond

When a brand sells just over 1100 vehicles in 12 months, it’s fair to assume that growth is what’s required. And Citroen’s Australian arm is looking for exactly that. Citroen – which is imported by local distributor Sime Darby alongside fellow PSA makes Peugeot and DS – suffered a sales drop of about 15 per cent last year...


DS E-Tense electric coupe concept revealed
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DS E-Tense electric coupe concept revealed

“516Nm and silence, 402hp and zero emissions.” That’s the nutshell summary that Citroen’s luxury marque DS offers for its E-Tense concept, speaking to both its power and the ultra-green drive system that provides it. Unveiled just hours after a first revealing teaser appeared on the brand’s Facebook page, the E-Tense is presented as a technology and styling showcase for PSA Peugeot Citroen’s new premium brand...


DS E-Tense coupe concept previewed ahead of Geneva motor show
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DS E-Tense coupe concept previewed ahead of Geneva motor show

Citroen luxury offshoot DS has handed down a teaser image of a new coupe concept it will reveal in Geneva next week, dubbed DS E-Tense. Although clearly a play on the word intense, the concept’s name is likely also a hint at an all-electric or electric-assisted powertrain - a design that would make this the DS brand’s first EV, and perhaps Citroen’s most thrilling since the Survolt concept in 2010...


2017 DS3 revealed: Australia to get new 1.2 turbo engine this year
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2017 DS3 revealed: Australia to get new 1.2 turbo engine this year

The 2017 DS 3 has been unveiled today, debuting as the latest refreshed offering in the offshoot luxury brand of French carmaker Citroen. Evolving from its previous incarnation as the ‘Citroen DS3’, the 2017 DS 3’s standout styling change is a big and flashy new grille design up...


2016 DS5 DSport Review
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2016 DS5 DSport Review

If you are wondering what to buy now that you can't buy a new Saab, the 2016 DS5 DSport is your answer.


Small cars coming in 2016
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Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...


2016 DS New Cars
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2016 DS New Cars

Details of the new and updated DS models launching in Australia in 2016.   DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 The premium arm of French brand Citroen is looking at a relatively quiet year in Australia, following a busy 2015 which saw the arrival of the updated DS 5, and the move to separate the brand from Citroen in the process...


Peugeot, Citroen, DS offer three years of free map updates
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Peugeot, Citroen, DS offer three years of free map updates

Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars with a factory-fitted satellite navigation will now receive free map updates for first three years of ownership. Dubbed Mapcare, the new update scheme is available on all new Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars. MapCare will also be applied retrospectively to cars purchased from January 1, 2013 onwards...


DS 5 pricing and specifications : DS Automobile marque arrives, brings price hike
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DS 5 pricing and specifications : DS Automobile marque arrives, brings price hike

The 15-month old DS Automobile marque has arrived in Australia, with the launch of the rebadged DS 5 sans Citroen nameplate billed as a first step in “reviving the tradition of French premium vehicles”. That’s the mission of PSA — parent of Peugeot and Citroen — with DS Automobiles, established as a standalone brand within the empire...


PSA Peugeot Citroen to focus on ‘real-world’ fuel figures of diesel, petrol engines
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PSA Peugeot Citroen to focus on ‘real-world’ fuel figures of diesel, petrol engines

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has announced this week that it will move to publish ‘real-world’ fuel economy and emissions figures of its petrol and diesel models, verified by an independent organisation. The initiative comes as a direct response to the controversy surrounding the ‘defeat device’ used by Volkswagen to cheat emissions testing of its EA189 diesel engine, although PSA avoided mentioning the German company by name...