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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

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...

100 years per hour – Speed dating Citroen’s most iconic models

In 2019, French car maker Citroen is celebrating its centenary with a series of events around the world. Australia, although not a key market for the French brand, didn’t miss out either. At Melbourne’s recent Motorclassica concours, Citroen celebrated 100 years by taking a look back at some of its most iconic models from the past...

2019 Citroen C5 Aircross Shine review

Citroen is one of the last brands in Australia to offer a medium SUV. The C5 Aircross should make up for lost time, applying a Citroen twist to Australia's favourite vehicle segment.

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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

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...

Citroen Berlingo v Fiat Doblo v Volkswagen Caddy comparison

Small vans at small prices – that’s the mantra for this test, with three value-focused compact cargo carriers going against each other to find out which is the best small van you can get. The three vans we have here may not be household names to the majority of passenger car buyers, but if you own a small business – say you’re a florist, plumber, painter, baker or any number of other professions – there’s a chance you know the Citroen Berlingo, Fiat Doblo and Volkswagen Caddy...

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Citroen News

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)...

Cutesy Citroen Ami micro EV revealed for Europe

Citroen has revealed its 2020 Ami, a micro-electric vehicle (EV) designed for accessibility in European cities. While some see increased battery pack output and driving range as a make-or-break for electric vehicles (especially in larger countries such as Australia), Citroen has focused its attention on the other end of the spectrum. Coming in at only 2...

2021 Citroen C3 facelift unveiled, Australian debut confirmed

The revised Citroen C3 has been revealed in Europe, with timing for its Australian launch confirmed for later this year. Up front the chrome bars around the double chevron logo have been redesigned. Said to be inspired by the CXperience concept, the lower bar bends down at the ends and merges with a redesigned headlamp pod, which now features LED lights as standard...

Citroen teases all-electric car, plans EV trek across Sahara

Citroen has released a new video on its social media accounts listing all the ways electricity has changed our lives. At the end of the clip the company teases the front end of a model it promises will "democratise electric mobility" and will make its debut on February 27, European time...

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Citroen Owner Reviews

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...

1974 Citroen D Special Deluxe review

Disclaimer: I no longer own this car, but I did so for three years. What can I say that hasn’t already been said about the 'goddess'? Any car lover worth their salt can recite the well-known facts and numbers. It was released at the Paris Motor Show in 1955, with Citroen taking 80,000 deposits in 10 days...

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