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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

Design Review: Citroën C-Airlounge

In this week’s design review we look back on a premium MPV concept from Citroën. Unveiled at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, the C-Airlounge Concept was not just another design study, but a different take on the executive car segment. The concept was designed under the guidance of Jean-Pierre Ploué, who led Citroën’s design studio from 1999-2009 before assuming his current role as Groupe PSA Head of Design...

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Road trip

The 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus has been a polarising car in the Melbourne office. Whether it’s the crossover's funky design, those trademark AirBumps, or the way it’s been specced, it’s received a lot of attention. To get the low-down on the details of ‘Smurfette’, check out her introduction here...

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Urban driving

Being a small crossover, one of the most important and regular tasks our Citroen C4 Cactus long-termer will have to complete is the daily urban commute – and so far, we're relatively impressed. While 'Smurfette' didn't pass our recent infotainment and technology review with flying colours, we've been pleasantly surprised with how comfortable the Cactus is to drive day-to-day, though it still isn't without its quirks...

2019 Citroen C3 Aircross review

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

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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 teases concept for Geneva

Citroen is prepping two concept cars to celebrate its centenary in 2019, one of which looks likely to debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Speaking in a video posted on YouTube, Citroen CEO Linda Jackson said: "2019 is a perfect time to announce new mobility solutions", confirming both concepts will be on show at the VivaTechnology Exhibition in Paris this May...

Citroen Origins: Limited-edition models unveiled

Citroen has revealed a set of limited-run Origins edition cars, designed to celebrate 100 years since its foundation. Based on the C1, C3, C3 Aircross, C-Elysee, C4 SpaceTourer and C4 Cactus, the cars have been treated to a raft of cosmetic upgrades. To start with, there are three exterior colours on offer: White, Grey, and Black...

Takata: Car companies call for rego ban on 1.3 million vehicles with faulty airbags

Car companies are calling for registration bans to be expanded to include the remaining 1.3 million vehicles equipped with dodgy Takata airbags – in addition to 12,000 currently under a compulsory recall – because tens of thousands of customers are refusing to have them fixed...

2013 Citroen C4 Aircross recalled

Citroen Australia has recalled the MY2013 C4 Aircross, over concerns about the parking brake lever and actuating spindle. According to the company, affected vehicles could have corrosion one the parking brake lever and actuating spindle on the rear brake calipers. In some cases the parking brake might not work correctly, posing a risk to vehicle occupants and other road users...

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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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