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DS preparing 5 Series, E-Class rival - report

Citroen is preparing a DS flagship to face-off with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, based on the PSA Group EMP2 platform. According to reports from Auto Express in the UK, the flagship sedan-cum-fastback will launch in 2020 to mark 65 years since the first Citroen DS was launched...

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DS to offer only electrified models from 2025
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DS to offer only electrified models from 2025

DS Automobiles – luxury arm of the PSA Group – has announced plans to only offer electrified models by 2025, as part of an electric push starting with the "imminent arrival" of the hybrid DS7 Crossback E-Tense. This announcement shouldn't come as a surprise, given the brand's long-term commitment to Formula E, not to mention the constant stream of plug-in concept cars...


DS X E-Tense concept revealed
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DS X E-Tense concept revealed

The first image and details about the DS X E-Tense concept have been revealed. According to Citroen's spin-off brand, the X E-Tense is a vision of what a "car of your dreams might look like in 2035". It describes the X E-Tense as "sensuous and inspiring" and says it is "in the same revolutionary mould as the original DS"...


DS X E-Tense concept teased
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DS X E-Tense concept teased

DS Automobiles has teased its X E-Tense Concept, a look a what happens when the French brand's design team starts dreaming of 2035. Based on the 35-second teaser clip posted to YouTube, the concept will be motorsport-focused. Along with some suitably futuristic shots of the car running through a neon cityscape, there's a brief flash of a helmet-wearing driver...


PSA Group spins off electric vehicle operation
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PSA Group spins off electric vehicle operation

PSA Group, parent of Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opel, has created a new standalone electric-vehicle division as it seeks to catch the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in the burgeoning e-mobility space. The company wants the spinoff 'business unit' to "respond to the challenges of the energy transition and to build an efficient and coherent offering of electric mobility solutions" for the ever-changing automotive landscape...


Citroen here to stay, despite poor sales
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Citroen here to stay, despite poor sales

French automotive giant PSA has no intention of withdrawing Citroen from Australia, despite the marque struggling to gain traction in our hotly-contested market. Last year, Citroen sold just 735 cars in Australia, a 23.8 per cent drop over the previous year...


2019 DS3 Crossback spied in the snow
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2019 DS3 Crossback spied in the snow

The Citroen DS3 Crossback has been snapped playing in the snow, offering a glimpse at the first PSA Group product built on the new CMP platform. Announced last year, the Common Modular Platform (CMP) will eventually underpin the Peugeot 208, and was launched alongside a version designed to support electrified powertrains...


Peugeot will electrify all models by 2025, planning return to the US
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Peugeot will electrify all models by 2025, planning return to the US

Carlos Tavares, CEO of the PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall, outlined his company's plans for electrified vehicles and the world's second-largest car market. Electrification Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress on the sidelines of the 2018 Detroit motor show, Tavares committed to offering at least one fully-electric or partially-electric version of each of the company's models by 2025...


Euro NCAP stars fall for facelifted models
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Euro NCAP stars fall for facelifted models

Euro NCAP has released its latest safety scores this week for a number of models, including updated ratings for ageing vehicles still sold as new cars. Several all-new cars got full five-star ratings, including the Hyundai Kona, Kia Stinger, BMW 6 Series GT and Jaguar F-Pace, while re-testing of some recently-facelifted versions of older models revealed some sub-par results - including a zero-star score...


Electric Peugeot 208, 2008, DS3 models planned - report
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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...


Fiat, Jeep, Nissan, Volvo and others to miss Frankfurt motor show
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Fiat, Jeep, Nissan, Volvo and others to miss Frankfurt motor show

Several manufacturers will be giving the Frankfurt motor show a miss this year, including Fiat, Jeep, Nissan and Volvo, as brands shift their investments from the traditional product showcases. As reported by industry journal Automotive News Europe, numerous marques are finding it increasingly difficult to justify the massive budgets required for a major auto show - instead opting to attend more interactive events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed...


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...


DS to release a new model every year, each with an electrified variant
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DS to release a new model every year, each with an electrified variant

DS, the luxury offshoot of Citroen, plans on releasing a new model every year for the foreseeable future. And each of these new models will be available with a hybrid or fully electric variant. By 2025 the brand expects a third of its sales to come from electrified vehicles. All of the brand's performance models will motivated by a hybrid drivetrain...


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...


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...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...