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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

2019 Citroen C3 Aircross review

France's idea of a compact SUV is heading to Australia early next year, but is it any good?

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Introduction

Yet another brightly coloured long-termer has joined the CarAdvice long-term fleet. Say hello to the 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive, which I've already named 'Smurfette' thanks to its eye-catching 'Baltic Blue' paint. We’ll cover the ins and outs of our experience with this car in upcoming instalments, but here we’ll go over the specifics of the Cactus's set-up and features...

2018 Citroen C3 Shine review

The all-new 2018 Citroen C3 makes a style statement, but will its lack of safety discourage buyers?

2018 Citroen Berlingo SWB manual review

It shouldn’t be too long now until a new Berlingo delivery van breaks cover. Until that happens, though, Citroen’s current workhorse and sole commercial offering in Australia holds the fort and refuses to let its advancing years hold it back.

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Citroen Videos

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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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...

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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

Citroen 2CV racer put through its paces - video

The legendary Citroen 2CV is famously slow, making it an odd base upon which to build a race car. The idea of racing one for 24 hours is a bit insane as well, but that hasn't stopped a cast of crazy Citroen fans in the UK. Here, Chris Harris takes one of the cars used in endurance 2CV racing and punts it around the Top Gear test track...

Citroen C4 to return with EV power in 2020 - report

The now-defunct Citroen C4 hatchback could make a return as an all-electric vehicle to rival Volkswagen's upcoming I.D. range, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Linda Jackson, Citroen's CEO, said a C-segment (small) hatchback is at the top of the company's priority list given the strong sales volume in that part of the market...

Citroen to improve ‘quality and customer service’ in Australia

Citroen says that it needs to get its quality and customer service right before it pushes for a big relaunch in Australia during the first half of 2019. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Paris motor show this week, global CEO for Citroen, Linda Jackson, said that regardless of how good its upcoming vehicles may be, unless the brand can get its quality, after sales and general customer experience right in Australia, it will ultimately fail...

Citroen focusing on ‘design and comfort’

Citroen’s future will based around the two key elements: design and comfort. The brand is focused on bringing innovative technologies enhancing its concept of comfort, and creating daring designs to help differentiate its models in the crowded mainstream market...

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Citroen Owner Reviews

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...

2016 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive 1.6 E-HDi review

I've had my Cactus for nearly a year now, it's just had its 15,000km service and I thought now is a good time to offer my longer-term thoughts on this controversial car. (You can read Nick's original owner review here) My original review mentioned a few minor issues I won’t rehash but I will talk about the much-maligned transmission...

2007 Citroen C3 Exclusive Review

In the used vehicle market, Australia generally heavily discounts the resale value of many European manufacturers such as Citroen and Peugeot making these exceptionally good value in comparison to Toyota and Hyundai. The C3 is a stylish little commuter with lots of features as standard. The fold down arm rests and high ride height are simple but appreciated considerations...

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Citroen Galleries

2019 Citroen C3 Aircross review

Citroen C3 JCC+ revealed

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