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Citroen To Replace C5 And C6 With New Large Saloon By 2020 18
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Citroen, Citroen C5, Citroen C6, Reports on 01 18th, 2018


Citroen believes that in order to succeed in today's market, it needs to cover most mainstream vehicle segments, and as a result, it's now plotting a new flagship saloon.
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Opel Skipping Geneva Show As It Has No New Products To Present 17
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Citroen, DS, Geneva Motor Show, opel, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports, vauxhall on 01 17th, 2018


Opel and Vauxhall have kicked off the year with a major announcement: they won't attend the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
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Electric Citroen E-Mehari Becomes More Practical With New Interior And Hardtop Option 8
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, Citroen E-Mehari, Citroen Videos, Electric Vehicles, Galleries, new cars, video on 01 8th, 2018


Citroen has introduced us to the updated version of the electric E-Mehari, which now comes with a new interior and a hard top complete with side windows.

Following from last year’s limited “Styled by Courrèges” edition, the new Citroen E-Mehari features an electric motor with 20 percent more torque, a new dashboard, new seats, more equipment as standard, a hard top option, better thermal and acoustic isolation, while there’s also a new welded structure with reinforced anticorrosion treatment.

The electric motor now makes 166Nm (122lb-ft) of peak torque up to 3,700rpm and a constant 140Nm (103lb-ft) beyond that point while the Li-polymer battery pack gives the new E-Mehari an official total driving range of 195km (121 miles), according to the NEDC.

Citroen claims that the battery pack can be fully charged in 10.5 hours with the use of a 16A fast-charge system, or in 16.5 hours via a 10A household socket.

Inside the changes include new front seats that are now height-adjustable and feature the Easy-Entry system for easier access to the back seats. The new storage compartments on the central console and on the door panels add precious points to the practicality of the E-Mehari. The redesigned dashboard is inspired by the company’s other models, including the C3 and C4 Cactus.

Features like the plastic body or the increased ground clearance remain, as does the ability to wash the car with a hose inside and out thanks to the waterproof seat upholstery, the special door panel trims and the rubber floor mats.

Pricing for the new Citroen E-Mehari starts from 19,500 euros for the soft-top version and 20,700 euros for the hard-top model in France, including the 6,000-euro local incentive for EVs.

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Citroen’s New Limited Rip Curl Edition C4 Picasso And Grand C4 Picasso 4
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, Citroen C4 Picasso, Galleries, new cars, prices on 01 4th, 2018


Citroen and Rip Curl have announced a new limited edition of the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso MPVs, following the success of the C4 Cactus and the SpaceTourer editions.

The new Rip Curl limited editions are based on the Live trim level and add a 12-inch panoramic display with Citroen’s Connect Nav system, Mirror Screen and the Connect Box Emergency and Assistance system.

Other new features include special Rip Curl stickers on the front doors, 17-inch Zephyr diamond-cut black alloys, special chrome details on the C4 Picasso and roof arches on the bigger Grand C4 Picasso, black door mirror housings and exterior door handles, as well as dark-tinted side and rear windows.

The interior is upgraded with sliding seats on the second row for the C4 Picasso, special Stripe Grey cloth seats with the Rip Curl logo, a Dune Beige finish on the dashboard and door panels, white gold with laser etching door handles, as well as special floor mats.

The limited Rip Curl editions of the Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso are available in five body colors, including Soft Sand, Lazuli Blue, Cumulus Grey, Platinum Grey and Polar White. The C4 Picasso is also available with an optional Onyx Black two-tone roof.

The engine range includes a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder with 130PS, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, as well as a 1.6-liter diesel unit with 120PS offered with the same gearbox options.

The new limited Rip Curl editions of the Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso are available to order now, with prices starting from 27,500 euros for the former and 28,700 euros for the latter in France.

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Citroen Launches C3 ELLE Special Edition, Priced From £15,595 4
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Citroen, Citroen C3, new cars, prices, UK on 01 4th, 2018


Citroen has teamed up with fashion magazine ELLE in order to bring UK buyers a new special edition version of the C3 supermini.

The 2018 Citroen C3 ELLE will be priced starting at £15,595, as UK order books are scheduled to open tomorrow, January 5th.

Setting this special edition model apart from the regular versions is the Polar White body color with the exclusive Soft Sand two-tone roof as standard. Other features include the Gloss Black door mirrors, and Cherry Pink touches, which accentuate the fog light surrounds, Airbump and rear quarter-light graphic.

There is also a badge with the ELLE logo on the front doors, 17″ wheels, as well as a special central roof graphic.

Inside, you find even more Cherry Pink accents, visible on the seat upholstery as well as on the dashboard surround. The C3 ELLE also comes with a wide range of safety and connectivity systems, such as ConnectedCAM Citroen, Citroen Connected Nav, Citroen Connect Box with Emergency & Assistance system, Active Safety Brake, Driver Attention Alert, Collision Risk Alert and Intelligent Beam Headlights.

This special edition version of the C3 is based on the Feel trim level, which means it’s already equipped with electrically folding door mirrors, automatic air conditioning, Mirror Screen, Visibility Pack, Hill Start Assist, cruise control / speed limiter, Lane Departure Warning System and Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation.

As for power units, UK buyers will get a choice of two petrol engines, PureTech 82 and PureTech 110 S&S, the latter also available with the EAT6 six speed automatic transmission.

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2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Goes On Sale In UK Featuring New Hydraulic Suspension 2
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, Citroen C4 Cactus, Galleries, new cars, prices, UK on 01 2nd, 2018


Citroen has updated the popular C4 Cactus but instead of just doing the usual nip and tuck, they decided to premiere their new comfort-based hydraulic suspension in Europe with it.

The French company calls the new suspension “Progressive Hydraulic Cushions” and is offered as standard on Feel and Flair models, claiming it offers a “magic carpet ride effect”.

The new suspension is combined with Citroen’s also new Advanced Comfort Seats that come with adjustable lumbar support and are filled with high-density foam, as well as better soundproofing.

The exterior was restyled with new bumpers and new lights, while the characteristic AirBumps are now smaller and positioned lower, just above the sills. Citroen says the new C4 Aircross now offers 31 different combinations to choose from.

Customers in the UK are offered a choice between two versions of the 1.2-liter three-cylinder PureTech petrol engine -110PS and 130PS- and the 100PS 1.6-liter HDi diesel unit. A naturally aspirated 82PS version of the 1.2-liter petrol will be added to the range from May.

The range of driver assistance technologies includes 12 systems, like Active City Brake, Speed Limit Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Coffee Break Alert, Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Park Assist, Grip Control and more. A seven-inch touchscreen display serves not only as the infotainment system but also houses the controls for the air conditioning and comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.

Prices for the 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus in the UK start at £17,965 for the 110PS petrol Feel version, with the first cars expected to be delivered at the beginning of April.

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Sebastien Loeb Returns To The WRC With Citroën – For A While 22
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Citroen, Motorsport, rally, WRC on 12 22nd, 2017


Remember Michael Schumacher retiring from Formula One in 2006 and returning in 2010? Well, the World Rally Championship is about to experience a similar comeback, as Citroën has announced that Sebastien Loeb, by far the most successful rally driver in history, is returning next season, albeit only for just three rounds.

Now 43 years old, Loeb left the WRC after 2012 having clinched his ninth world championship and nothing left to prove. He has since contested only five world rallies (four in 2013 and the Monte Carlo in 2015), but hasn’t been present at all these past two seasons.

Instead he’s been trying his hand at other forms of motorsport. He set the Pikes Peak hillclimb record in 2013 with the Peugeot 208 T16, contested the Dakar Rally twice with Peugeot (coming in a close second last time), won six races with Citroën in the World Touring Car Championship, and competed in various other series like the World Rallycross Championship, Porsche Supercup, and FIA GT Series.

He’ll be back at Dakar and the WRX again this season with Peugeot, and will contest three rallies with sister company Citröen, with which he won all nine of his world titles. Having already tested the new C3 WRC, he’ll be back behind the wheel in Mexico come March, then Corsica in April and Spain in October – all rounds which he’s won previously.

“The feeling you get in rally is one of the most thrilling feelings I have ever experienced, and I was excited about driving one of these new WRCs in a race,” said Loeb. “I don’t have any expectations, I just want to enjoy myself.”

With 13 rounds on the calendar next season, he won’t be able add another championship to his cabinet if he sticks to racing in only three events, but it’ll be interesting to see if he can compete after all these years out of the scene.

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2018 Car Of The Year Finalists Announced, Which One Will Win? 27
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, audi, Audi A8, BMW, BMW 5-Series, Car Of The Year, Citroen, Citroen C3 Aircross, Geneva Motor Show, Kia, Kia Stinger, Seat, Seat-Ibiza, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 11 27th, 2017


Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Kia, Seat, and Volvo battle each other for the 2018th edition of the European Car of the Year (=COTY).

Selected from a long list of 37 new vehicles, all of which were launched this year, or will become available by the end of 2017, in five or more European markets, the finalists have proved themselves in various tests.

However, they will be further evaluated by the 60 members of the jury, from 23 countries, over the coming months, as they are responsible for picking one winner, which will be announced on the eve of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, on March 5.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Presented last year, at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio represents the brand’s first SUV. It comes with a familiar design, and in its range-topping form it shares the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with the Giulia QV, which is rated at 505hp and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque.

Audi A8

Audi’s flagship saloon, the A8, has been taken into its fourth generation, and despite having an evolutionary styling, inspired by the Prologue Concept, the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival is all-new, both on the outside, in the cabin, and beneath the skin. It’s also the first car on the road to get Level 3 autonomous driving.

BMW 5-Series

Underpinned by the CLAR platform, and with looks that could allow it to fly under the radar, the new generation BMW 5-Series proved itself worthy in various reviews, and it now wants to go home with the 2018 ECOTY award. It’s lighter yet comes with a larger footprint than its predecessor, while adding new engines, and even an autonomous driving tech that allows drivers to relax behind the wheel, into the mix.

Citroen C3 Aircross

The French company’s answer to the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, Ford EcoSport, and others debuted this summer wearing the Citroen C3 Aircross moniker. It has a funky crossover-ish design, unlike its MPV predecessor, and can be had with various personalization options, a feature that should help it attract a young audience.

Kia Stinger

With sexy styling and a rear-wheel drive platform, the Kia Stinger wants a piece of the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, and Audi A5 Sportback. In addition, the Korean GT undercuts the four-door A5 by more than $10,000, and it’s $11,200 more affordable than the 4-Series GC, in the USA.

Seat Ibiza

The fifth-generation Seat Ibiza has a Leon-inspired styling and the MQB A0 architecture, a combo that should allow it to become a strong challenger against the likes of the Renault Clio, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta, and Peugeot 208. It was presented for the first time at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and in its range-topping form, it has plenty of features, including a range of driver assistance systems.

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s smallest SUV yet, which slots under the XC60 and XC90, is called the XC40. It sports a familiar design, inspired by its two larger siblings, and it’s underpinned by the company’s new modular vehicle architecture, CMA, which was co-developed with Geely. Production began this month in Belgium, and the first units will arrive to customers next year.

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2018 Citroen Berlingo And Peugeot Partner Vans Get 3008’s Upscale Interior 27
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, Citroen Berlingo, Citroen Scoops, opel, Opel Combo, Opel Scoops, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Partner, Peugeot Scoops, PSA, Scoops on 11 27th, 2017


The latest spy shots of the PSA Group’s next Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner twins allow us to take a peek inside the new van for the first time.

These reveal a very un-van-y interior as it appears that PSA is going to use the same “i-Cockpit” design philosophy that kickstarted with the Peugeot 3008.

As you can see, the dashboard features the infotainment system on top of the central air-vents, with the gear lever positioned higher and closer to the steering wheel.

The existing generation of PSA’s LCVs has been around since 2008, making them the oldest models in the segment. The new ones will apparently feature more of everything, including better fuel economy, bigger dimensions and of course more volume for loading stuff. Payloads are expected to increase, with reports suggesting the new LCVs to offer at least one tonne.

Also the new generation of the Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner will gain another identical sibling in the form of the Opel/Vauxhall Combo. All three models are expected to distance themselves from one to another, with different lights all around, front fascia and possible some interior touches. The vans are also expected to feature the 1.2-liter three-cylinder PureTech petrol unit as well as a new 1.5-liter HDI diesel engine.

All three models will be produced at PSA’s Vigo factory in Spain, with their debut set around spring 2018, possibly at the Geneva Motor Show.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Extremely Modified Citroen C1 Looks Like A Sick Halloween Joke 18
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Citroen, Citroen C1, Citroen Videos, Galleries, Offbeat News, tuning, used cars, video on 11 18th, 2017


There are some weird and wacky cars out there, but this Citroen C1, currently up for grabs in Denmark, is unquestionably one of the most bizarre vehicles we’ve ever seen.

The Carscoops reader who found the C1 notes it is currently for sale on Aunsbjerg with an asking price of 35,000 DKK, or approximately $5,500.

Recently featured in the ‘My Crap Car’ YouTube series, the current owner of the little Citroen purchased it bone stock. Perhaps dissatisfied with its usability and benign design, he decided to totally transform the hatchback and turned it into a permanent droptop, transforming the body and creating something that would be perfect for a Halloween-themed Hollywood blockbuster.

He then casually decided to use an angle grinder to cut off the roof and make the driver’s door completely removable through a pair of hinges you’d expect to find in your house, not a car. Elsewhere, a bodykit has been fitted, 14-inch aftermarket wheels installed and spray paint applied to every square-inch of the exterior.

Since featured in the aforementioned video, the owner has slapped two turbochargers onto the 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, creating an engine bay arguably more outlandish than Ken Block’s Hoonicorn V2.

Considering the fact that the vehicle has been so extensively modified (or ruined…), we can’t imagine it being easy to sell. Nonetheless, it’ll surely bewilder and mystify people wherever it ends up.

Hat tip to Christian Koeb!

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Extremely Modified Citroen C1 Looks Like A Sick Halloween Joke 18
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Citroen, Citroen C1, Citroen Videos, Galleries, Offbeat News, tuning, used cars, video on 11 18th, 2017


There are some weird and wacky cars out there, but this Citroen C1, currently up for grabs in Denmark, is unquestionably one of the most bizarre vehicles we’ve ever seen.

The Carscoops reader who found the C1 notes it is currently for sale on Aunsbjerg with an asking price of 35,000 DKK, or approximately $5,500.

Recently featured in the ‘My Crap Car’ YouTube series, the current owner of the little Citroen purchased it bone stock. Perhaps dissatisfied with its usability and benign design, he decided to totally transform the hatchback and turned it into a permanent droptop, transforming the body and creating something that would be perfect for a Halloween-themed Hollywood blockbuster.

He then casually decided to use an angle grinder to cut off the roof and make the driver’s door completely removable through a pair of hinges you’d expect to find in your house, not a car. Elsewhere, a bodykit has been fitted, 14-inch aftermarket wheels installed and spray paint applied to every square-inch of the exterior.

Since featured in the aforementioned video, the owner has slapped two turbochargers onto the 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, creating an engine bay arguably more outlandish than Ken Block’s Hoonicorn V2.

Considering the fact that the vehicle has been so extensively modified (or ruined…), we can’t imagine it being easy to sell. Nonetheless, it’ll surely bewilder and mystify people wherever it ends up.

Hat tip to Christian Koeb!

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PSA Has Already Decided Which Brand To Bring To America, Might Not Be DS 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Citroen, DS, opel, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports, USA, vauxhall on 11 15th, 2017


Groupe PSA recently returned to the United States with its Free2Move mobility app but that’s not much consolation for fans hoping to buy one of the company’s vehicles.

Cars are coming but it might be awhile before they arrive. As PSA North America CEO Larry Dominique explained to Automobile Magazine, the company doesn’t have a dealership network, infrastructure, or parts and service providers in this country. He added, “I have to build those things from the ground-up.”

Dominique went on to say the situation is a blessing and a curse but he’s going to make sure PSA is 100 percent ready before launching a car in America. He declined to say when this might occur but there’s little doubt the company don’t want to repeat Fiat’s underwhelming return.

Despite not having a firm launch date, Dominique confirmed PSA has already decided which brand to bring to the United States. Initial speculation suggested it would be DS but the executive downplayed that idea by saying “people are just making assumptions.” That doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be DS but other possibilities include Peugeot or Citroen as well as the recently acquired Opel and Vauxhall. The three French brands are seen as the most likely candidates but only time will tell which one finally gets the green light.

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Citroën’s New C3 R5 Would Make An Awesome Hot Hatch 12
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Citroen, Citroen C3, Rally Cars on 11 12th, 2017


This is Citroën’s latest rally car. With the French automaker’s considerable expertise behind it, it’s bound to win a rally or two. But that’s not why it’s caught our attention.

What we’re looking at is the first image of the Citroën C3 R5, a downgraded customer version of the one that the Chevron marque runs in the World Rally Championship.

Still in the thick of its development, the C3 R5 is set to debut later this month at the Rallye du Var that forms part of the French Rally Championship – driven by one Yoann Bonato, who has already sealed up the title with four wins this season. Since the C3 R5 has not yet been finalized and homologated, it’ll run as a “zero” car, clearing the way for the competitors to follow.

That’s all well and fine, but the reason it’s caught our attention is because it looks like it would make for one heck of a hot hatch – sans the race livery and maybe some of the more extreme aero elements and bodywork modifications.

Why the R5 and not the existing WRC version, you ask? Because R5 rally cars like this one are much closer to production spec than their top-tier counterparts. Tone it down a little more and it’d make a serious rival to the likes of the Volkswagen Polo GTI, Renault Clio RS, Ford Fiesta ST, and Toyota Yaris GRMN.

The question is whether Citroën and its parents at the PSA Group (with their cash and attention all tied up in Opel at the moment) will see what we see and put just such a beast on the road. One can only hope.

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DS Supercar Concept Has Us Very Intrigued 7
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Citroen, DS, Renderings on 11 7th, 2017


There’s a possibility that DS, the luxury arm of Citroen, could create a hybrid supercar to rival the BMW i8.

Initial reports indicated the car could take design inspiration from the E-Tense Concept but we’ve just come across another bold concept, and we like it even more.

The work of Behance artist Aaron Jaryong Koo, the DS supercar rendered bears little resemblance to the E-Tense Concept and instead combines Citroen styling with the cutting-edge work of Jean Paul Gaultier, a well-known fashion designer. As you’ll see in the gallery below, Jaryong Koo has created three different variations of the supercar, each with their own bespoke look.

The first (pictured above) is probably our favorite and incorporates headlights made up of four horizontal LED light bars, has a thin LED brake light at the base of the rear windscreen and includes a vented rear decklid that allows air to pass under the bodywork, effectively acting as a rear wing.

The other two designs, dubbed Direction B and Direction C, expand upon the first design but push things well into the science fiction realm with have protruding body panels, gaping wide air ducts and curious shapes.

If a DS supercar becomes a reality, it is unlikely to arrive before the end of the decade.

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Citroen Axes C4 Hatchback, New C4 Cactus Takes Its Place At The Range 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, Citroen C4, Citroen C4 Cactus, Reports on 10 27th, 2017


Citroen will drop the C4 hatchback from its range and doesn’t plan a direct replacement up until 2020, leaving temporarily the C4 Cactus as the sole player in the compact segment.
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