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Citroën was created by Andre Citroën shortly after the end of World War I, in 1919, and launched the Type A that same year. The French brand has since grown to be part of the second largest car manufacturer in Europe - PSA Peugeot-Citroen. Citroën established a reputation as an automotive pioneer with developments such as the first front-wheel-drive steel monocoque production car in 1934, the first to use pneumatic suspension in 1955, with 'Airbumps' and "airbag in roof" technology more recent innovations. The company remains particularly famous for its 2CV and DS models, and the latter was the inspiration for a premium DS line of cars that sits above the brand's C line. Citroën has been in Australia for more than 90 years and offers passenger, luxury and commercial vehicles. Sime Darby Motors took over the distribution rights for Citroën in 2013.

Citroen Reviews

10 of the greatest station wagons ever

It’s no secret SUVs of all shapes and sizes have become the go-to vehicles for families, continuing to sell in numbers that makers of large, four-door sedans can only dream about now. The SUV boom has also claimed another automotive scalp, consigning the once-loved and humble station wagon to niche status...

2020 Citroen C3 Shine review

Citroen’s cheerful C3 hatch brings a sense of fun to the light-car market, but in Australia’s serious new-car market, is there room to be frivolous?

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

Design Review: Citroen Type H (1947-1981)

In the mid 1940s and as Europe was recovering from the catastrophic consequences of World War II, Citroen started developing a practical, strong, durable and technologically advanced light commercial vehicle to cover the ever-increasing needs of the growing market. The Citroen Type H, unveiled at the 1947 Paris Motor Show, wasn’t just ahead of its time but also set the standard for modern vans with its innovative design...

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Citroen Videos

2019 Citroen C4 Cactus long-term review: Farewell

The time has come to say farewell to 'Smurfette', our little blue Citroen C4 Cactus. What did James and the team think of this compact French offering? Find out.

Citroen C3 Aircross

What does the incoming C3 Aircross mean for the C4 Cactus in Australia? Only time will tell, given the two are so similar in their dimensions and intent, but we know this much: the C3 Aircross is a great little thing.

Citroen C5 AirCross shows in Paris, soon for Australia

Citroen's new mid-sized SUV, the C5 AirCross, has debuted in Paris this week - and it'll be in Australia soon. What do you think?

2017 Citroen C3 - 2016 Paris Motor Show

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Citroen Comparisons

2020 Kia Sportage v Citroen C5 Aircross comparison

The Sportage is a top seller, while Citroen's C5 Aircross is a rare sighting on the road. Which should you be buying, though?

2018 Citroen C3 Shine v Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition comparison

European cars are normally associated with high purchase and running costs, but these days you can get into a Euro vehicle for under 20 grand. The lower end of the passenger car market may not be as big as it used to be – such is the SUV-crazy age these days – but there are some solid options available for not a whole lot of money for those who want something that isn't a Toyota or Mazda...

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Onetone v Renault Captur Intens comparison

There’s a titanic battle for the hearts and minds (and cash) of Australia’s ravenous small SUV buyers. In 2017, over 104,000 compact SUVs rolled out of dealer showrooms and into the garages of their new owners. Sadly, only 567 of those sales were accounted for by this French duo...

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Citroen News

2021 Citroen C4 launched with petrol, diesel, and electric options

The new generation 2021 Citroen C4 has been launched globally, with an electric powertrain at the forefront of the car maker’s expansion plans – however its Australian plans are yet to be confirmed. The fully-electric version, called the Citroen e-C4, uses a 50kWh battery powering a 100kW/260Nm electric motor, and has a claimed range of 350 kilometres on the new real-world (WLTP) test cycle...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...

2021 Citroen C4 revealed, electric e-C4 included

The new 2021 Citroen C4 has now properly stepped over into SUV territory, leaving behind two generations of the badge's history as a conventional hatch offering. In its new third-generation form, the C4 takes the place of the high-riding DS4 that no longer exists as a direct member of the Citroen brand line, along with the C4 Cactus – which is not expected to be resurrected...

2018 Citroen Dispatch recalled

Inchcape European Automotive – Australian importer of Citroen – has filed a recall for its Dispatch commercial van susceptible to a diesel fuel system failure. UPDATE 4/3/20: PCA (Peugeot Citroen Australia) has confirmed no Peugeot Expert vans are affected in this recall...

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Citroen Owner Reviews

2015 Citroen C5 Exclusive HDi Tourer review

Buying a Citroën was always on the agenda. I've owned lots. My wife thinks it's a sickness. I love cars and ever since the first one - a Renault 12 - there has been a string of french beauties coming in and out of my life, and also into the lives of family and friends. I've had a couple of interlopers - a G-Wagen, Defender, a Verada and currently the "other" car is a Discovery, but I digress...

2012 Citroen DS3 Dsport review

Okay, I will start by saying that the DS3 is an unloved car in Australia, but does still have a strong following in Europe. This lack of love here in Australia is undeserved as they are great little cars. I originally bought the car due to its styling, and was “sucked in” by the anti-retro advertising...

2018 Citroen C3 Shine 1.2 Pure Tech 82 Review

I've been meaning to write a review here after purchasing my first French car. With the car needing its first 12 month service, it highlighted my lack of action in writing a review, so here we go. First things first. This is my first ever Citroen, and indeed, my first ever French car. I've always had a soft spot for French cars...

2018 Citroen C3 Shine 1.2 Pure Tech 82 review

This is more of a car comparison than review, but here’s my review of the 2018 Citroen C3 Shine. When my wife and I decided to purchase a second car – a compact – for me to use primarily as a means to travel to and from work, with the occasional childcare pick-up/drop-off, I immediately started making a list of light cars in the low-$20K price bracket to consider...

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