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  • High Art For All The Family (Citroen C3 Picasso 2009-present day)
    High Art For All The Family (Citroen … Mon, Mar 31, 2014 08:05 BST

    ENGINES – Small engines are a Citroen’s speciality, and the C3 Picasso and its ilk benefit greatly from improved performance and economy. Petrol power remains the smart … More »High Art For All The Family (Citroen …

    High Art For All The Family (Citroen C3 Picasso 2009-present day)

    ENGINES – Small engines are a Citroen’s speciality, and the C3 Picasso and its ilk benefit greatly from improved performance and economy. Petrol power remains the smart move for most buyers unless you intend on racking up company car-like distances.  EXTERIOR – The clue at to the C3 Picasso’s role in life is in how it …

  • Dimbleby’s Citroen DS for sale Fri, Mar 7, 2014 10:05 GMT

    DAVID DIMBLEBY'S 1972 Citroen DS21 is up for sale and expected to fetch £20,000 when it’s auction off. Finished in metallic grey paint, the iconic French saloon has … More »Dimbleby’s Citroen DS for sale

    DAVID DIMBLEBY'S 1972 Citroen DS21 is up for sale and expected to fetch £20,000 when it’s auction off. Finished in metallic grey paint, the iconic French saloon has been owned by Dimbleby since he discovered it underneath railway arches in Battersea, London. The car was being restored by a specialist there and Dimbleby …

  • UK Drive: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
    UK Drive: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Thu, Mar 6, 2014 15:05 GMT

    If NASA is wondering where its computers have gone, it looks like Citroen has nicked them and installed them into the Grand C4 Picasso. More »UK Drive: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

    UK Drive: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

    If NASA is wondering where its computers have gone, it looks like Citroen has nicked them and installed them into the Grand C4 Picasso.

  • First Drive: Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
    First Drive: Citroen C4 Grand Picas … Fri, Oct 11, 2013 10:05 BST

    IT’S THE MOMENT few of us would relish. You love your children of course but transporting them, and occasionally their friends, means time to wave goodbye to your hot … More »First Drive: Citroen C4 Grand Picas …

    First Drive: Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

    IT’S THE MOMENT few of us would relish. You love your children of course but transporting them, and occasionally their friends, means time to wave goodbye to your hot hatch; you need to buy an MPV.But far from being the dull boxes of the old days modern MPVs are a darned sight more interesting. Car manufacturers have realised …

  • First Drive: Citroen C4 Picasso
    First Drive: Citroen C4 Picasso Fri, Jun 21, 2013 11:05 BST

    THERE’S only one problem with success, and that’s how to follow it. It’s a tricky one alright; the first generation Citroen Picasso (based on the Xsara) was a solid-gold … More »First Drive: Citroen C4 Picasso

    First Drive: Citroen C4 Picasso

    THERE’S only one problem with success, and that’s how to follow it. It’s a tricky one alright; the first generation Citroen Picasso (based on the Xsara) was a solid-gold hit and sold by the shipload thanks to keen pricing and tons of space. The next generation did well too, but had tougher rivals to contend with.Now there’s …

  • First Drive: Citroen DS4 HDi 160 Automatic
    First Drive: Citroen DS4 HDi 160 Au … Mon, Jun 10, 2013 17:05 BST

    OF THE DS-line model trio the DS3 has been the runaway success, but recent updates to both the DS5 executive saloon and this, the DS4 coupe-crossover, have meant that … More »First Drive: Citroen DS4 HDi 160 Au …

    First Drive: Citroen DS4 HDi 160 Automatic

    OF THE DS-line model trio the DS3 has been the runaway success, but recent updates to both the DS5 executive saloon and this, the DS4 coupe-crossover, have meant that sales for those have picked up too.Maybe the DS4 concept was a little too ‘out there’ for some people. Neither a proper crossover like the class-leading Nissan …

  • This C5’s No Flop (Citroen C5 5dr 2004-2008)
    This C5’s No Flop (Citroen C5 5dr 2 … Mon, Apr 8, 2013 12:05 BST

    ENGINES – Do remember that being a big car the C5 needs a good size engine to power it along. Predictably, the diesel motors make the most sense: plenty of power and … More »This C5’s No Flop (Citroen C5 5dr 2 …

    This C5’s No Flop (Citroen C5 5dr 2004-2008)

    ENGINES – Do remember that being a big car the C5 needs a good size engine to power it along. Predictably, the diesel motors make the most sense: plenty of power and torque on demand and a much longer range between fill-ups. And don’t dismiss the 1.6 HDI motor – it’s small but willing.EXTERIOR – Citroen’s large family car …

  • Not Two Good To Be True (Citroen C2 2003-2009)
    Not Two Good To Be True (Citroen C2 … Sun, Mar 10, 2013 18:05 GMT

    ENGINES – Citroen had the good sense to ship the car with a sensible choice of small motors. And at this scale diesel power is luxury, not a necessity. The various petrol … More »Not Two Good To Be True (Citroen C2 …

    Not Two Good To Be True (Citroen C2 2003-2009)

    ENGINES – Citroen had the good sense to ship the car with a sensible choice of small motors. And at this scale diesel power is luxury, not a necessity. The various petrol motors do a fine job as they’re frugal, refined and responsive.EXTERIOR – The C2’s rounded concept car-like nose and abrupt, straight up-and-down rear …

  • First Drive: Citroen C1 Connexion
    First Drive: Citroen C1 Connexion Fri, Feb 15, 2013 13:05 GMT

    STYLE is a big deal for small cars. They’re mainly bought by the young and the young at heart, and nobody in that demographic wants to drive around in something that … More »First Drive: Citroen C1 Connexion

    First Drive: Citroen C1 Connexion

    STYLE is a big deal for small cars. They’re mainly bought by the young and the young at heart, and nobody in that demographic wants to drive around in something that looks like a prop from a 1980s Chinese sci-fi flick.People looking for a small car are after something cute, likeable and that makes a statement worth more …

  • First Drive: Citroen DS3 Red
    First Drive: Citroen DS3 Red Mon, Feb 11, 2013 11:05 GMT

    THE DS3 is a big seller for Citroen in the UK, with 36,000 or so having passed through showrooms since its introduction a few years ago.It’s long since been known as … More »First Drive: Citroen DS3 Red

    First Drive: Citroen DS3 Red

    THE DS3 is a big seller for Citroen in the UK, with 36,000 or so having passed through showrooms since its introduction a few years ago.It’s long since been known as a stylish hatch with a choice of efficient and/or fun engines, and the personalisation options are one of its biggest attractions to the people who buy it. …

  • First Drive: Citroen DS3 Cabrio
    First Drive: Citroen DS3 Cabrio Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:05 GMT

    THE DS3 has been something of a barnstormer for Citroen, selling 36,000 in the UK alone since it was released as an antithesis to the cutesy Mini and Fiat 500. A soft-top … More »First Drive: Citroen DS3 Cabrio

    First Drive: Citroen DS3 Cabrio

    THE DS3 has been something of a barnstormer for Citroen, selling 36,000 in the UK alone since it was released as an antithesis to the cutesy Mini and Fiat 500. A soft-top version was inevitable, and the only surprise is how long it’s taken to arrive.It’s not a full convertible where the entire roof folds down into the boot …

  • Wheeled Work Of Art (Citroen C3 Picasso 2009-present day)
    Wheeled Work Of Art (Citroen C3 Picasso … Mon, Dec 24, 2012 12:05 GMT

    ENGINES – Recent years have seen an upturn in the performance of Citroen’s small engines, with the C3 Picasso and its ilk benefiting greatly improved performance and … More »Wheeled Work Of Art (Citroen C3 Picasso …

    Wheeled Work Of Art (Citroen C3 Picasso 2009-present day)

    ENGINES – Recent years have seen an upturn in the performance of Citroen’s small engines, with the C3 Picasso and its ilk benefiting greatly improved performance and economy. Petrol power remains the smart move for most buyers unless you intend on racking up company car-like distances.EXTERIOR – Tall and a little boxy, …

  • Small Size, Big Appeal (Citroen C1 2005-present day)
    Small Size, Big Appeal (Citroen C1 2005-present … Mon, Apr 30, 2012 19:05 BST

    ENGINES – Unusually for a city car, the C1 was made available with a diesel engine alongside the predictable petrol offering. It’s unusual because the financial gains … More »Small Size, Big Appeal (Citroen C1 2005-present …

    Small Size, Big Appeal (Citroen C1 2005-present day)

    ENGINES – Unusually for a city car, the C1 was made available with a diesel engine alongside the predictable petrol offering. It’s unusual because the financial gains are slim at best given that such a vehicle won’t be driven hard like a traditional company car. That said, the diesel C1 performs well on the road, but predictably …

  • French Family Planning (Citroen C4 Picasso 2007-present day)
    French Family Planning (Citroen C4 Picasso … Wed, Feb 15, 2012 12:01 GMT

    ENGINES – Diesel or petrol? It’s the age-old question, and with Citroen’s C4 Picasso you’ve got to choose between some good units on both sides of the fence. In reality … More »French Family Planning (Citroen C4 Picasso …

    French Family Planning (Citroen C4 Picasso 2007-present day)

    ENGINES – Diesel or petrol? It’s the age-old question, and with Citroen’s C4 Picasso you’ve got to choose between some good units on both sides of the fence. In reality it’s the former that will prove the most sensible if you know you’ll be racking up the miles. The latter, on the other hand, makes more sense for short …

  • Citroen ad ban over epilepsy claim
    Citroen ad ban over epilepsy claim Wed, Feb 15, 2012 12:00 GMT

    A CITROEN car advertisement has been banned after it sparked a string of complaints from viewers claiming it brought on epilepsy symptoms and caused a seizure.The ad, … More »Citroen ad ban over epilepsy claim

    Citroen ad ban over epilepsy claim

    A CITROEN car advertisement has been banned after it sparked a string of complaints from viewers claiming it brought on epilepsy symptoms and caused a seizure.The ad, which contained flashing images, was broadcast on channels including Sky, ITV and UK Gold.But 10 people objected to its content, with some reporting the onset …

  • Citroen DS5 prices confirmed
    Citroen DS5 prices confirmed Wed, Feb 15, 2012 12:00 GMT

    CITROEN has announced the prices and UK specifications for the DS5 premium hatchback.Starting at £22,400, the striking new model is aimed at company car drivers and private … More »Citroen DS5 prices confirmed

    Citroen DS5 prices confirmed

    CITROEN has announced the prices and UK specifications for the DS5 premium hatchback.Starting at £22,400, the striking new model is aimed at company car drivers and private buyers with a 70%-30% split. With the option of the 200bhp Hybrid4 drivetrain, CO2 emissions start at 99g/km bringing significant tax benefits for business …

  • Citroen C3 recall - the car with two brake pedals
    Citroen C3 recall - the car with two … Fri, May 20, 2011 12:22 BST

    Citroen has recalled over 20,000 C3 Picassos because the brakes can be activated from the passenger seat. More »Citroen C3 recall - the car with two …

    Citroen C3 recall - the car with two brake pedals

    Citroen has recalled over 20,000 C3 Picassos because the brakes can be activated from the passenger seat.

  • Citroen DS4
    Citroen DS4 Thu, May 12, 2011 06:22 BST

    The second new DS model from Citroen is handsome and classy - but it's not quite sure what it is. More »Citroen DS4

    Citroen DS4

    The second new DS model from Citroen is handsome and classy - but it's not quite sure what it is.

  • Citroen DS3 Racing
    Citroen DS3 Racing Mon, Feb 28, 2011 11:39 GMT

    Citroen mixes speed with comfort in its new DS3 Racing hot hatchback. More »Citroen DS3 Racing

    Citroen DS3 Racing

    Citroen mixes speed with comfort in its new DS3 Racing hot hatchback.

  • Citroen DS3 wins Top Gear accolade
    Citroen DS3 wins Top Gear accolade Thu, Dec 2, 2010 11:53 GMT

    Citroen's DS3 heads 12 cars in Top Gear Magazine's awards. More »Citroen DS3 wins Top Gear accolade

    Citroen DS3 wins Top Gear accolade

    Citroen's DS3 heads 12 cars in Top Gear Magazine's awards.

 

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