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Citroen charged with Dieselgate emission offences in France, protests innocence

Citroen has been formally charged with emission cheating offences in France, parent company Stellantis revealed overnight. The indictment relates to the sale of diesel vehicles within French jurisdictions between 2009 and 2015. It is unclear if Australian-delivered examples were mechanically-identical to those sold in Europe at the time, and thus subject to the same contention over environmental compliance...

Big change coming to Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Peugeot and Ram in Australia

The management of Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Peugeot, and Ram Trucks in Australia is about to come under one umbrella even though the multinational brands are handled by different importers. In January this year, the European Commission approved the merger of two giant automotive groups – FCA which included Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Ram, and PSA which included the struggling French sister brands Peugeot and Citroen and ex-General Motors German brand Opel...

2022 Citroen C4: Australian launch due late 2021 with petrol power only, no plans for electric e-C4

The 2022 Citroen C4 small hatch-turned-SUV will go on sale in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive) – though buyers keen on electric propulsion will need to look elsewhere for the time being...

VFACTS April 2021: French car sales plummet to historic low, as Citroen shifts just three vehicles last month

Just 490 French cars were reported as sold during April 2021 in Australia – representing 0.53 per cent of total deliveries – according to the most recent figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). Throughout the month Renault reported 298 vehicles as sold, Peugeot reported 189 vehicles as sold, and Citroen reported just three vehicles as sold...

2021 Citroen C5 X revealed, Australian launch under consideration

The 2021 Citroen C5 X has been officially revealed – and it could come to Australia. Twin under the skin to Peugeot's 508 sedan and wagon, the new, third-generation C5 is the latest in a long line of flagship Citroen models (though this time there's no full-size C6 to sit above it) – albeit with a twist...

2021 Citroen C5 teased ahead of April 12 launch

The 2021 Citroen C5 has been teased, ahead of its unveiling on April 12. The vehicle – which spy shots and teasers suggest will take the form of a high-riding, SUV-inspired liftback – is expected to be underpinned by the Stellantis group's EMP2 platform, currently shared with Peugeot, DS and a range of other brands...

2014-17 Peugeot 208, 2008 and 3008, 2015-17 Citroen C4 and C4 Cactus recalled with brake fault

Inchcape Australia – the local distributor for Peugeot and Citroen – has recalled 2981 vehicles, citing a potential braking system fault. The affected vehicles – which comprise examples of the Peugeot 208, Peugeot 2008, Peugeot 308, Citroen C4, and Citroen C4 Cactus ­– were sold between 1 September 2014 aqnd 30 June 2017 (Model Years 2014 to 2017)...

French brands Renault, Peugeot and Citroen continue their decline in Australia

French cars have posted some of their worst sales results in Australia on record, according to the latest official sales figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The three brands, Citroen, Renault and Peugeot, have only reported 797 sales between them in the first two months of 2021, down by more than 30 per cent compared to the same period last year...

2021 Citroen C3 Aircross facelift unveiled

The 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross has received its first major styling update since the model was unveiled in 2017. The C3 Aircross gets a sharper design to the C3 it's based on – and which arrived with its own facelift only days ago – further differentiating it from the hatchback...

2021 Citroen C3 price and specs

2021 Citroen C3 gets a minor facelift New features, tech, and colour options No changes to engine or pricing Available from $28,990 plus on-road costs The 2021 Citroen C3 has been updated for the new year, offering a number of new features together with a refreshed design...

Renault switches to independent distributor in Australia from April 2021 – UPDATE

UPDATE, 4 February 2021: Renault Australia has today confirmed the French brand will be handled locally by independent distributor Ateco from April 2021. In a joint statement issued today, Renault said the existing national network of 53 showrooms and three service-only outlets will remain unchanged for the time being...