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Automotive Industry Insights: Citroen Head of Brand, Arnaud Belloni

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and James Wong.  Josh Dowling discusses some of the biggest news from the week, including the Australian court case for Volkswagen Dieselgate, how SUVs are soaking up efficiency gains by eco cars, why the Renault Alaskan isn't coming to Australia, and more DSG dramas for the Volkswagen Group...

Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert recalled

Peugeot Citroen Australia has issued a recall for the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert vans over concerns the middle seatbelt could be faulty. The French automotive group reports: "The front central passenger seat belt could unclip from the buckle when braking or avoiding obstacles"...

2018 Citroen C3 recalled

Citroen has recalled the 2018 C3 hatchback, over concerns about the top tether anchor point on the passenger seat. According to the company a top-tether child seat anchor point has been fitted to the passenger seat when it shouldn't have been. Although it's legal to switch off the passenger airbag in Europe, allowing a child seat to be fitted up front, Australian laws don't allow the airbag to be deactivated...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Citroen C5 Aircross falls short with ANCAP, Mercedes and Peugeot achieve five stars

The recently-released Citroen C5 Aircross SUV has scored four stars out of five in the latest round of ANCAP results, due to a missing piece of semi-autonomous safety technology. Aimed at the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 in the hotly-contested mid-sized SUV space, the C5 Aircross's four-star safety rating is down to a 'marginal' result in 'vulnerable road user' (cyclist and pedestrian) protection...

Motorclassica: Citroen centenary the focus for 2019

Citroen will celebrate its 100th anniversary at Motorclassica this year, promising to wheel out some of the most significant cars from its Australian history in the process. Last year, the event celebrated 70 years of Porsche, 70 years of Harley-Davidson, featured a tribute to Cadillac, and was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz – based on that, we'd suggest Citroen won't be alone in showcasing its classic wares to highlight a milestone this year...

World first: Peugeot and Citroen unveil joint dealerships in Australia

French automotive brands Peugeot and Citroen are making their most concerted effort yet to get a foothold in the highly competitive Australian market by joining forces and combining their dealerships. In what is claimed to be a world first, both brands will sell side-by-side and under one roof, after decades of being kept separate...

2019 Citroen C5 Aircross pricing and specs

The Citroen C5 Aircross is the French car maker’s first foray into the booming mid-size SUV market and it arrives in Australian showrooms this month. To keep the line-up simple and make it easier to source cars, there are just two models: the C5 Aircross Feel at $39,990 plus on-road costs and the C5 Aircross Shine at $43,990 plus on-road costs...

Citroen C4 Cactus to get the axe - report

The quirky Citroen C4 Cactus has won many fans globally with its polarising design and funky personalisation options, but it looks like the French carmaker won’t be renewing it for another generation. Speaking with the UK’s Top Gear, Citroen’s product boss, Xavier Peugeot, said: “For the time being this car is our C-segment hatch offer...

Citroen still developing hatches, sedans but they will be 'unconventional'

Citroen has listened to market trends and introduced a series of crossover vehicles, but it won't be fully abandoning traditional body styles. Xavier Peugeot, head of product and strategy at Citroen, has told Autocar with the C3 Aircross and C5 Aircross (below) crossovers on the market, the company will shift its focus back to traditional body styles...

DS 8: Chinese-market sedan leaked

The PSA Group currently lacks a flagship sedan to rival the Germans. In markets like China, that's like playing gridiron without a quarterback. Now the French alliance has its DS premium arm, it appears it finally has a 5 Series and E-Class fighter on the way, at least according to these leaked images from a Chinese product presentation posted to a French online forum...