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PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO removed from post

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen has announced this morning that its CEO, Christian Streiff, has been removed from his position. Mr Streiff will be replaced by Philippe Varin, currently CEO at Corus, an Anglo-Dutch steel group. Mr Varin's appointment takes effect on June 1st, with Roland Vardanega, a member of the managing board, holding the position in the interim...

2009 Citroen Berlingo range released

The 2009 Citroen Berlingo range has arrived in Australia today presenting a fresh, clean design to the practical image for which the name has earned its reputation. Based on the Citroen C4 Picasso platform, the new Berlingo SWB offers significantly more space, up from 3.0 to 3.3 cubic metres, while the LWB version offers a generous 4.7 cubic metres...

Mercedes-Benz exec to head Citroen

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen has hired Mercedes-Benz sales executive Jean-Marc Gales to head the Citroen brand. Gales, a 46-year-old citizen of Luxembourg, will take the helm at Citroen in March, replacing Gilles Michel who left Citroen last December to manage the French government's new strategic investment fund...

Peugeot-Citroen to delay plug-in hybrids

PSA Peugeot-Citroen could delay the introduction of plug-in diesel-electric hybrid cars, including the stunning Prologue (pictured below), as it seeks to cut costs during the economic downturn. Ladimir Prince, manager of PSA's hybrid innovations unit, said though the carmaker's plug-in hybrid project could be delayed by a year or two, the economic crisis will not slow the firm's plans to launch diesel-electric hybrid models...

Citroen to bring back iconic DS

Sources close to Citroen have leaked plans that the French manufacturer will bring back the iconic DS badge for a new range models. The DS is said to be part of the brand's global rebranding program that is to be launched on February 5th. A concept previewing the first DS-badged model, a DS3 small car, will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March with the model to go on sale shortly thereafter...

Citroen GT The World’s Coolest Car

Citroen GT The World’s Coolest Car Stunning is all I can manage.  If you’re a gamer and you drive in the Grand Turismo series, then you already know about the Citroen GT. As a virtual car designed to run in the video game series, which as of April 2008 had shipped a staggering fifty million units, it begs to be built...

Citroen launches hybrid rally car

It seems green is the new black even in motorsport with Citroen unveiling the world’s first hybrid World Rally Car.   The Citroen C4 WRC HYmotion4 features a hybrid energy recovery system which delivers added performance and lower emissions. Unveiled at the Paris Auto Show overnight as a concept, the new car boasts a split livery portraying its familiar competition war paint on one side and a more 'restful' colour scheme on the other...

Citroen Hypnos Concept

Citroen Hypnos – will blow your mind - Anthony Crawford Citroen has a history of stretching the design envelope to the outer edges, at least that was the case in bygone days, with cars like the DS and Maserati powered SM. But with the current C4 and C6, they have redeemed themselves from a certain path down conservative lane...

Peugeot Citroen + Mitsubishi = electric cars

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have announced a deal today for both companies to begin a joint feasibility study on an "extended technical collaboration" to develop electric powertrains. Mitsubishi announces the news a few hours ago, saying the study will be conducted over several months, with the final aim being the development of electric powertrain for small urban vehicles...

Citroen C3 Minispace spy photos

As a direct competitor to Skoda Roomster, Opel Meriva, Nissan Note and Renault Modus, the car photographed here in the mountains of Spain is the all-new Citroen C3 Minispace.     A concept of this new vehicle, the C3 StreetLounge, was seen in 2006, so this is further proof that Citroen will launch the car by 2009...

Fiat 500 and Citroen C4 Picasso collect diesel awards

At this year's "What Diesel Car? Magazine" awards held in the UK, the Fiat 500 has won the category of Best Small Diesel Car. The success and demand of the new Bambino has meant that Fiat Australia has chosen to add a new model to the local lineup - the 1.3 JTD Lounge...