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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

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.

2019 Citroen C3 Aircross Shine review

If there's a niche within the small-SUV sector for 'controversial cuteness', the fun-seeking Citroen C3 Aircross is ready to stake its claim as the titleholder.

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-term review: Farewell

Love or hate its looks, the Cactus is a fun little thing to punt around town. It's really showing its age, however, and lacks the connectivity and tech befitting of its premium price tag.

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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

Reverse Gear podcast special: Citroen celebrates 100 years

Citroen is celebrating 100 years since it was founded by Andre Citroen. The brand was on site at the 2019 Motorclassica in Melbourne to help mark the milestone with its fans and the general public, while the Citroen Car Club of Victoria was on hand to display some of the brand's most iconic cars...

2020 Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid revealed, 'under study' for Oz

The Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid has been revealed for the European market, serving as the promised plug-in hybrid model previewed by a production-ready concept last year. Distinguishable by its unique badging, Anodised Blue exterior accents, and of course the additional filler flap for the charge port, the aptly named 'C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid' is powered by a 132kW 1...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: BMW Australia head of product, Brendan Michel

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Josh Dowling. Josh gives an update on those rare snails that put a stop to Mercedes-Benz imports. We also discuss NSW motorists who can now use digital licences, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak slamming autonomous cars...

PSA Group: EVs threaten dealer profits

Electric vehicles require less maintenance than cars with internal-combustion engines, with fewer fluids to change and fewer moving parts. That’s good news… but not for automakers. According to the UK's Autocar, PSA Group electric and connected boss, Helen Lees, sees the rise of electric vehicles as being a threat to the automotive industry by virtue of their simplicity...

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Citroen Owner Reviews

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...

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...

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