CITROEN C5 X COMING TO AUSTRALIA

Continuing to expand its model range in the Australian market, Citroen Australia will introduce the all-new Citroen C5 X to its line-up. The C5 has been around since 2001, originally as a large family sedan with the C5 X, launched last year in Europe, now adding a premier SUV to the range. The Citroen C5 X will be powered by a turbo-petrol 1.6-litre PureTech engine, producing 133kW of power, paired with an eight-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission. All the signs seem to indicate that a petrol/electric (PHEV) variant will follow. Kate… Read more

CITROEN C4 SHINE

The Citroen C4 may look like an SUV, Citroen describes it as a blend of car, hatch and a coupe. Whatever floats your boat. There’s just the one model coming Downunder, the C4 Shine, priced from $37,990 plus on-roads. STYLING It sits high enough to be an SUV and has, lower protective plastic cladding, and it’s categorised as an SUV for statistical purposes. But the rear hatch and steeply sloping rear roof line lend an athletic, coupe-look to the profile. The front with its slimline lights’ highlights “Citroën LED Vision”… Read more

CITROEN BX

It has been said that the Citroen BX, first released at the 1982 Paris Motor Show, was the car that revived Citroen’s future. Citroen had been owned by the Michelin Tyre group since the early 1930s when Citroen had financial problems and in the mid-1970s the world oil crisis hit the car and component manufacturing industry heavily. As Citroen had spent heavily on new model development and production facility expansion they were very exposed to the downturn and once again drastic action was necessary. Between 1974 and 1976 financial restructuring… Read more

BRIGHT AND BUBBLY CITROEN C3 IS GREAT FUN TO DRIVE

With the relationship between France and Australia about to hit rock bottom – at least between their respective leaders – we thought it timely to test what is arguably the cutest small car on the market, the Citroen C3, before the trade war begins. Citroen has been in the automotive doldrums for several years but now, under its new importer, the well-established Inchcape Australia, is looking to get back into the game with some serious marketing clout. While city cars like the C3 are relatively scarce in Australia they are… Read more

LATEST GENERATION CITROEN C4

Citroen Australia is welcoming the latest generation C4 to its model range, bringing the popular nameplate back in an impressive single specification ‘Shine’ variant. This newest member of the Citroen family introduces the brand’s latest design language which, true to its DNA, is inspired by customer needs and their driving preferences. New C4 aims to blend SUV characteristics with hatchback versatility and coupe styling. It has the power to match its stylish looks too, with a lively 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine delivering 114 kilowatts of power and 240 Newton-metres… Read more

NEW CITROEN C4

Citroen Australia has added a new model, the C4 five-door coupe, to its Australian range. It’s a toe in the water move as only single variant is coming here at this time. If more do follow we will advise you through a further news story It is powered by a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 114kW of power and 240Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through an 8-speed automatic. Citroen promises high level comfort by way of its highly advanced suspension, seat design and low interior noise… Read more

CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS – DELIGHTFULLY DIFFERENT

After some time in the Australian automotive wilderness Citroen, under its new importer, Inchcape, has been rejuvenated, albeit with a range of just three vehicles: the C3 small hatchback and two SUVs, compact C3 Aircross and, our test car, the mid-sized C5 Aircross. The C5 Aircross, comes in two variants, Feel and Shine, priced at $42,990 and $46,990 plus on-road costs. STYLINGWe love the looks of this big French SUV. The overall shape sticks to traditional SUV body styling but the combination of an imposing grille highlighted by the latest… Read more

CITROEN C3 WITH EVEN MORE CHARISMA

The refreshed Citroen C3 continues to cater to the French marque’s desire to stand apart from the motoring crowd. The Australian importer says it’s aimed at, “the young urban creatives who seek to express their individual personality.” Speaking to existing owners we are well aware that the C3 doesn’t just to young creatives, it also appeals to the folks, often Francophiles who want something more than simply a box-on-wheels styling. A recent refresh of the little Citroen has been announced, details are here. • Redesigned Airbump feature• Addition of front… Read more

CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS AT HOME IN COMFORT ZONE

The French continue to put their own stamp on the sports utility vehicle segment, with the latest SUV to have the Gallic charm wand waved over it being the Citroen C5 Aircross. According to the manufacturer, comfort is the byword here, with the first Australian outing for Citroen’s all-new Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension developed under the Citroen Advanced Comfort Program. With its roots in the company’s storied history in rallying and endurance events, the all-new PHC system claims to make the all-new C5 Aircross one of the most comfortable cars… Read more

CITROEN CX 1974-1989

1978 Citroen CX GE 2200

The Citroen CX was a replacement car for the Citroen D-series – one of the most successful cars of the 1950s and 60s. The CX was designed by Robert Opron who had originally conceived the DS. Shortly after its release the CX was voted ‘Car of the Year’ by the European motoring press and at the 1975 Geneva Motor Show it was awarded the ultimate acclaim from 170 International design experts: The Style Auto award. Many of the design features from earlier Citroens were carried through to the CX. Possibly… Read more