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  • Fresh Faced Family Favourite (Citroen C3 2010-present day)
    Fresh Faced Family Favourite (Citroen … Mon, Jan 5, 2015 10:05 GMT

    ENGINES – In this heavily updated guise the C3 was available with a good selection of both petrol and diesel engines from launch. For mainly town duties the former makes … More »Fresh Faced Family Favourite (Citroen …

    Fresh Faced Family Favourite (Citroen C3 2010-present day)

    ENGINES – In this heavily updated guise the C3 was available with a good selection of both petrol and diesel engines from launch. For mainly town duties the former makes the most sense and all offer a good level of refinement. The latter offers drivers a longer range and, in turn, expands the car’s role beyond that of a …

  • First Drive: Citroen DS 3 Cabrio 165 DSport
    First Drive: Citroen DS 3 Cabrio 165 … Tue, Dec 23, 2014 08:05 GMT

    What’s new?It would be easy to be glib about Citroen’s fashion-led DS sub-brand but its popularity shouldn’t be underestimated. In supermini DS 3 guise, it’s done much … More »First Drive: Citroen DS 3 Cabrio 165 …

    First Drive: Citroen DS 3 Cabrio 165 DSport

    What’s new?It would be easy to be glib about Citroen’s fashion-led DS sub-brand but its popularity shouldn’t be underestimated. In supermini DS 3 guise, it’s done much to elevate Citroen’s profile and help it appeal to a more youthful buyer demographic.And as befits a mid-life update, Citroen’s been clever not to fix what …

  • First Drive: Citroen C4 Cactus Blue HDi
    First Drive: Citroen C4 Cactus Blue … Fri, Oct 17, 2014 17:05 BST

    What’s new?This is a brand-new car from Citroen, even though parts of it aren’t strictly new. Where the C4 is Citroen’s conventional family hatch offering, the Cactus … More »First Drive: Citroen C4 Cactus Blue …

    First Drive: Citroen C4 Cactus Blue HDi

    What’s new?This is a brand-new car from Citroen, even though parts of it aren’t strictly new. Where the C4 is Citroen’s conventional family hatch offering, the Cactus takes a very different approach.The exterior is unusual to say the least, with an innovation Citroen calls ‘Airbumps’; large padded areas down each side which …

  • First Drive: Citroen C1
    First Drive: Citroen C1 Mon, Jun 30, 2014 10:05 BST

    Add softer, comfier seats and you've got a Citroen that blends the old and the new with a side order of cheerful three-cylinder engine buzz. Younger drivers love it, … More »First Drive: Citroen C1

    First Drive: Citroen C1

    Add softer, comfier seats and you've got a Citroen that blends the old and the new with a side order of cheerful three-cylinder engine buzz. Younger drivers love it, and with more distinctive looks thanks to that new face and even a different shoulder line than its Peugeot and Toyota siblings, this one is even easier on …

  • First Drive: Citroen C4 Cactus
    First Drive: Citroen C4 Cactus Mon, Jun 23, 2014 11:05 BST

    As breaths of fresh air go, the Cactus is like a lung-full of West Scotland's finest in the middle of rush-hour London. The Cactus is built to take life's little trials … More »First Drive: Citroen C4 Cactus

    First Drive: Citroen C4 Cactus

    As breaths of fresh air go, the Cactus is like a lung-full of West Scotland's finest in the middle of rush-hour London. The Cactus is built to take life's little trials in its stride with a radical re-think. The Cactus is the first truly honest Citroen for years. Space and practicality You don't get as much outright …

  • First Drive: Citroen DS3 Racing Cabriolet
    First Drive: Citroen DS3 Racing Cab … Thu, May 8, 2014 13:05 BST

    The DS3 Racing Cabriolet is a classic remix of a car. The DS3 in standard form is a much-loved take on the style-conscious small hatch, while the Racing version throws … More »First Drive: Citroen DS3 Racing Cab …

    First Drive: Citroen DS3 Racing Cabriolet

    The DS3 Racing Cabriolet is a classic remix of a car. The DS3 in standard form is a much-loved take on the style-conscious small hatch, while the Racing version throws in serious hot hatch appeal with pumped up bodywork and more firepower. The existence of the DS3 Racing Cabriolet is probably best explained by its rarity; …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

 

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