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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 3 Performance Hot Hatch :  2016 Geneva Motor Show
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DS 3 Performance Hot Hatch : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

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...


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.

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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...


DS 4S hatch revealed for China
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DS 4S hatch revealed for China

DS, the new luxury marque formerly a part of the Citroen brand range, has revealed another new China-only model at this week’s Guangzhou motor show. The new model is known as the 4S, making it a companion of sorts to the DS 4 currently offered in Australia - although it is understood that the new hatch rides on the Peugeot 308’s EMP2 platform, rather than the older PF2 architecture of the DS 4...


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...


2016 DS 5 Review
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2016 DS 5 Review

The DS 5 heralds the arrival of a new luxury brand, specialising in French elegance...


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...


WRC Rally Australia 2015 Gallery : Up close and dusty
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WRC Rally Australia 2015 Gallery : Up close and dusty

Last weekend's 2015 Rally Australia event in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, was the 10th round of this year's World Rally Championship (WRC) and it did not disappoint. Volkswagen Motorsport continued its domination of the sport, with last year’s winner Sebastien Ogier again claiming top spot (with help from co-driver Julien Ingrassia) along with enough points to guarantee him his third consecutive WRC title with three rounds still to go...


Citroen and DS split to provide 'tremendous opportunity'
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Citroen and DS split to provide 'tremendous opportunity'

The split of Citroen and DS will only result in more clear and precise positioning of each brand, according to the company’s director of products, Xavier Peugeot. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motor show yesterday, Xavier Peugeot, who is a member of the Peugeot family and the son of Pierre Peugeot – the man largely credited with the formation of the Peugeot Citroen group – said that fears of Citroen becoming a boring and dull brand, and DS taking all the glory, are unjustified...


Peugeot-Citroen brand DS: "we want to be premium"
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Peugeot-Citroen brand DS: "we want to be premium"

Peugeot Citroen’s recently split-off premium brand, DS, says it already competes with its German luxury competitors in terms of product, while it seeks to raise its brand value in the coming years. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motorshow today, the CEO of DS, Yves Bonnefont, admitted that his brand is currently stuck in the middle between mainstream and premium...


DS to launch luxury flagship in 2018
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DS to launch luxury flagship in 2018

French luxury marque DS will launch a rival to the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series in 2018, according to reports out of Europe. The DS brand hit the world stage in 2009, when Citroen revealed plans to revive its iconic DS badge not as a new model, but as a stylish new range above the company’s regular line-up...


DS teases 1955 limited edition range
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DS teases 1955 limited edition range

Citroen’s style-centric DS division is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the original DS with the introduction of the 1955 limited edition range. The DS 1955 special edition cars will debut at DS Week, which kicks off in Paris tomorrow. The special editions will be available across the DS line-up, with the French car maker building 1955 DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio city cars, 955 DS 4 hatchbacks, and 955 DS 5 saloons...