To celebrate Bastille Day, CarAdvice.com.au takes a look at six French cars we think you should have on your list when shopping for a new car.
Callouts to Renault for the 5-year warranty on the Renault Clio and the 6-year warranty on the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso!
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso: Read the review
In the age of the SUV, a people-mover needs to be unique to stand out from the high-riding crowd – and that’s where the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso comes in, priced at $43,990 – smack-bang in seven-seat SUV territory.
Renault Clio: Read the review
It may lack the Polo’s maturity, but the Renault Clio is a capable, colourful and endearing city car, and one of the best all-rounders in its class.
Renault Megane RS: Read the review
The enhanced Renault Megane RS265 is no more powerful than its predecessor, continuing to pump out 195kW at 5500rpm and 360Nm at 3000rpm from its turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, though the introduction of stop/start technology makes it nine per cent more fuel efficient, consuming 7.5 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.
Peugeot RCZ R: Read the review
The Peugeot RCZ went on sale in September 2010 with the aim of offering Australian buyers a more affordable coupe alternative to the likes of the German luxury brands. Now the RCZ line-up has a new flagship model which pushes the swoopy coupe’s performance to an entirely new level.
Citroen DS3 Sport: Read the review
The Citroen DS3 was the first of the French brand’s new breed of premium cars paying homage to the famously innovative ‘Diesse’ sold from 1955 to 1975. But there’s no longer much of a ‘premium’ price tag attached to this city car.
Peugeot 2008: Read the review
Having won our small SUV comparison, the Peugeot 2008 was the natural pick for our family to use as its next long-term test car. The pick of the bunch is the Peugeot 2008 Allure. In manual form it’s $27,990. Read the Small SUV Comparison here.