The Truth About Cars » Citroen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Citroen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/reviews/citroen/ Toyota, PSA Team Up For Some Euro Van Action http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/toyota-psa-team-euro-van-action/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/toyota-psa-team-euro-van-action/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232745 Toyota and PSA announced Tuesday that they would continue to build a van for European markets for light commercial and passenger duty and unveiled their newest Toyota Proace/Peugeot Traveller/Citroen SpaceTourer eggs. The three vans, which look virtually identical short of their shades and faces, are all produced at PSA’s factory in Valenciennes, France. While the Toyota version looks like […]

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Toyota and PSA announced Tuesday that they would continue to build a van for European markets for light commercial and passenger duty and unveiled their newest Toyota Proace/Peugeot Traveller/Citroen SpaceTourer eggs. The three vans, which look virtually identical short of their shades and faces, are all produced at PSA’s factory in Valenciennes, France. While the Toyota version looks like […]

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PSA, Citroen Mulling DS Launch in United States http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/psa-citroen-mulling-ds-launch-in-united-states/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/psa-citroen-mulling-ds-launch-in-united-states/#comments Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176138 French automaker PSA may be preparing to bring its luxury arm Citroen DS, to the United States within the next few years, Car and Driver reported. Citing a source within the company, a U.S. market launch would be “necessary” for the brand’s viability and a decision on whether to bring the French luxury cars would […]

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French automaker PSA may be preparing to bring its luxury arm Citroen DS, to the United States within the next few years, Car and Driver reported. Citing a source within the company, a U.S. market launch would be “necessary” for the brand’s viability and a decision on whether to bring the French luxury cars would […]

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Jalopnik Drove Our Crapwagon Outtake Citroen C6 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/jalopnik-drove-our-crapwagon-outtake-citroen-c6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/jalopnik-drove-our-crapwagon-outtake-citroen-c6/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 14:49:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1067426 Remember that Crapwagon Outtake Citroen C6 we ran last week? Well, since it’s located in New York, the guys at Jalopnik went out and actually drove it. Color us as green as this French automobile with envy. [Photo: Raphael Orlove/Jalopnik]

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Remember that Crapwagon Outtake Citroen C6 we ran last week? Well, since it’s located in New York, the guys at Jalopnik went out and actually drove it. Color us as green as this French automobile with envy. [Photo: Raphael Orlove/Jalopnik]

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Dispatches do Brasil: Renault Re-Invents Itself in Latin America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/dispatches-brasil-renault-re-invents-latin-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/dispatches-brasil-renault-re-invents-latin-america/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1053257 Among the first to come to Brazil when the market was opened up again in the 1990s – after a hiatus of almost 50 years when this country closed itself off to the world – Renault has seemingly reached a limit in Brazil. Its market participation has hovered around 6 percent for years. Now, hungry for […]

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Among the first to come to Brazil when the market was opened up again in the 1990s – after a hiatus of almost 50 years when this country closed itself off to the world – Renault has seemingly reached a limit in Brazil. Its market participation has hovered around 6 percent for years. Now, hungry for […]

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Seven Finalists Announced For Europe’s 2015 Car of the Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/seven-finalists-announced-europes-2015-car-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/seven-finalists-announced-europes-2015-car-year/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=961993 After months of deliberation, Europe’s Car of the Year panel has narrowed down the field of 31 to seven finalists. Autoblog reports the panel has chosen the following nominees for the 2015 Car of the Year: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Citroën C4 Cactus Ford Mondeo Mercedes-Benz C-Class Nissan Qashqai Renault Twingo Volkswagen Passat The […]

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After months of deliberation, Europe’s Car of the Year panel has narrowed down the field of 31 to seven finalists. Autoblog reports the panel has chosen the following nominees for the 2015 Car of the Year: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Citroën C4 Cactus Ford Mondeo Mercedes-Benz C-Class Nissan Qashqai Renault Twingo Volkswagen Passat The […]

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Expanding Portfolios Overwhelm Automakers, Consumers Alike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/expanding-portfolios-overwhelm-automakers-consumers-alike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/expanding-portfolios-overwhelm-automakers-consumers-alike/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=946586 With as many plentiful lineups as the eye can see, consumers are beginning to feel overwhelmed, as are the manufacturers who are coming to realize that too many choices are just as bad as offering too few. Yahoo Finance reports automakers like Porsche, Audi and BMW are reaching a point where their respective lineups may […]

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With as many plentiful lineups as the eye can see, consumers are beginning to feel overwhelmed, as are the manufacturers who are coming to realize that too many choices are just as bad as offering too few. Yahoo Finance reports automakers like Porsche, Audi and BMW are reaching a point where their respective lineups may […]

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Paris 2014: Citroën C4 Cactus Airflow 2L Revealed Prior To Live Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/paris-2014-citroen-c4-cactus-airflow-2l-revealed-prior-live-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/paris-2014-citroen-c4-cactus-airflow-2l-revealed-prior-live-debut/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=916090 In the 1930s, Chrysler experimented with aerodynamics to deliver a product that could slip through the wind better than the vehicles of the day, bestowing upon the public the Airflow. Alas, not too many people were ready for the future, leaving the concept a commercial failure. Today, Citroën is giving the name and concept a […]

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In the 1930s, Chrysler experimented with aerodynamics to deliver a product that could slip through the wind better than the vehicles of the day, bestowing upon the public the Airflow. Alas, not too many people were ready for the future, leaving the concept a commercial failure. Today, Citroën is giving the name and concept a […]

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Jackson First Female Head Of Citroën In PSA Executive Realignment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/jackson-first-female-head-of-citroen-in-psa-executive-realignment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/jackson-first-female-head-of-citroen-in-psa-executive-realignment/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=817794 Managing director of PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s Citroën UK & Ireland Linda Jackson will now have oversight over the entire Citroën brand as its first-ever female CEO. Autoblog reports Jackson, who managed the brand’s presence across the Channel since 2010, will take her new role as outgoing CEO Fréderic Banzet takes up a senior position in Peugeot’s […]

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Managing director of PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s Citroën UK & Ireland Linda Jackson will now have oversight over the entire Citroën brand as its first-ever female CEO. Autoblog reports Jackson, who managed the brand’s presence across the Channel since 2010, will take her new role as outgoing CEO Fréderic Banzet takes up a senior position in Peugeot’s […]

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Citroën Bestows First Premium DS Model Upon China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/citroen-bestows-first-premium-ds-model-upon-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/citroen-bestows-first-premium-ds-model-upon-china/#comments Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:53:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=687666 Unveiled at a special event in Paris last week, Citroën’s DS 5LS is the French automaker’s first premium variant of the DS sub-brand. Don’t expect to park this one at the Louvre, however; the DS 5LS is destined solely for the Chinese market. The 5LS will be the second DS model built at Citroën’s new […]

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Unveiled at a special event in Paris last week, Citroën’s DS 5LS is the French automaker’s first premium variant of the DS sub-brand. Don’t expect to park this one at the Louvre, however; the DS 5LS is destined solely for the Chinese market. The 5LS will be the second DS model built at Citroën’s new […]

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Review: Citroen DS5 Hybrid 4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/review-citroen-ds5-hybrid-4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/review-citroen-ds5-hybrid-4/#comments Thu, 03 May 2012 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442498 I hate France. I hate it with a vengeance.  Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of landing at Charles De Gaulle Airport will understand what I mean. So when a colleague from “Die Welt” (“The World”, a major German newspaper) returned from his drive of the Citroen DS5 and excitedly exclaimed “This is the […]

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I hate France. I hate it with a vengeance.  Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of landing at Charles De Gaulle Airport will understand what I mean. So when a colleague from “Die Welt” (“The World”, a major German newspaper) returned from his drive of the Citroen DS5 and excitedly exclaimed “This is the […]

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Review: Citroen C1 ev’ie http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/review-citroen-c1-evie/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/review-citroen-c1-evie/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:16:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338318 The Toyota Aygo, which is the (in-all-but-styling) identical twin of the Citroen C1, is a fine little car, and when I tested it in 2007, I found most everything about it likeable. Packaging, finish, styling, handling, pleasure of driving: the Aygo/C1 turned out to be a thoroughly modern and enjoyable car for a bare-bones price. […]

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The Toyota Aygo, which is the (in-all-but-styling) identical twin of the Citroen C1, is a fine little car, and when I tested it in 2007, I found most everything about it likeable. Packaging, finish, styling, handling, pleasure of driving: the Aygo/C1 turned out to be a thoroughly modern and enjoyable car for a bare-bones price. […]

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Review: 1999 Citroen Xantia (a.k.a. Boy Meets Ring) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/07/boy-meets-ring/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/07/boy-meets-ring/#comments Sat, 11 Jul 2009 19:34:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=322679

I could feel it getting closer. I heard the flat sixes at WOT nearby. I caught a glimpse of a lime-green race car flying by us. Martin and I were minutes from the one place I’d always wanted to go. I’d seen it countless times on Top Gear. I’d played it countless times on Xbox. And here I was, in Eifel, meeting up with Capt. Mike and Martin Schwoerer, about to turn videogame dreams into reality. To put it succinctly, there was no way the real-life Nurburgring could live up to my expectations. But it did.

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I could feel it getting closer. I heard the flat sixes at WOT nearby. I caught a glimpse of a lime-green race car flying by us. Martin and I were minutes from the one place I’d always wanted to go. I’d seen it countless times on Top Gear. I’d played it countless times on Xbox. And here I was, in Eifel, meeting up with Capt. Mike and Martin Schwoerer, about to turn videogame dreams into reality. To put it succinctly, there was no way the real-life Nurburgring could live up to my expectations. But it did.

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Review: 1975 Citroen 2CV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/07/review-1975-citroen-2cv/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/07/review-1975-citroen-2cv/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2009 22:09:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=320524

It was our first drive on the French autoroute. The highway, heretofore flat, began to climb, all but imperceptibly. Imperceptibly that is, except to the drivers of the Deux Chevaux, cars that look like old Beetles made of corrugated barn roofing. Suddenly, the Deux Chevaux were moving en mass into the far right lane, putt-putting ever more loudly as they struggled vainly to maintain momentum. “Ooooh!” exclaimed Miriam, my two and a half year old sister. “Dudebos fall out!”

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It was our first drive on the French autoroute. The highway, heretofore flat, began to climb, all but imperceptibly. Imperceptibly that is, except to the drivers of the Deux Chevaux, cars that look like old Beetles made of corrugated barn roofing. Suddenly, the Deux Chevaux were moving en mass into the far right lane, putt-putting ever more loudly as they struggled vainly to maintain momentum. “Ooooh!” exclaimed Miriam, my two and a half year old sister. “Dudebos fall out!”

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Citroen C6 Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2006/09/citroen-c6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2006/09/citroen-c6/#comments Wed, 20 Sep 2006 13:51:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=2278 citroen-c6.jpg The space-oddity known as the Citroen DS was the last successful French executive saloon. Every French grand routier since the “Goddess” has been disappointing to various degrees. Today, even in Paris, one sees more German cars than French (even the taxis). So my expectations for the new Citroen C6 were not high; especially as I’d spent considerable seat time in the segment’s gold standard: the Audi A8. Can the French still parlez voitures luxes?

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citroen-c6.jpg The space-oddity known as the Citroen DS was the last successful French executive saloon. Every French grand routier since the “Goddess” has been disappointing to various degrees. Today, even in Paris, one sees more German cars than French (even the taxis). So my expectations for the new Citroen C6 were not high; especially as I’d spent considerable seat time in the segment’s gold standard: the Audi A8. Can the French still parlez voitures luxes?

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