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. Tue, 03 May 2016 15:30:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 New Name, New Frontiers For PSA Peugeot Citroen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/new-name-new-frontiers-psa-peugeot-citroen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/new-name-new-frontiers-psa-peugeot-citroen/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2016 19:22:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1318866 Forget all about PSA Peugeot Citroen. It’s dead. Well, the name, anyway. As part of its five-year corporate strategy, dubbed “Push to Pass,” the French automaker is rebranding itself as Groupe PSA and dropping hints of a tentative return to the U.S. market. PSA’s sales and profitability are growing again thanks to a new product […]

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Forget all about PSA Peugeot Citroen. It’s dead. Well, the name, anyway. As part of its five-year corporate strategy, dubbed “Push to Pass,” the French automaker is rebranding itself as Groupe PSA and dropping hints of a tentative return to the U.S. market. PSA’s sales and profitability are growing again thanks to a new product […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen’s Plans Paltry Payout, Sergio Talks up Players, and a NASCAR Driver’s Busted http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagens-plans-paltry-payout-sergio-talks-players-nascar-drivers-busted/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagens-plans-paltry-payout-sergio-talks-players-nascar-drivers-busted/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315562 Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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With Peugeot-Citroen Eyeing New Markets, Could There Be a French Car in Your Future? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/peugeot-citroen-eyeing-new-markets-french-car-future/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/peugeot-citroen-eyeing-new-markets-french-car-future/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 18:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303641 With the Saab brand now functionally dead, could the next quirky car du jour for individuality-signalling Americans come from France? All eyes will be on PSA Peugeot Citroen on April 5 as France’s top automaker reveals its new international growth strategy, possibly heralding a return to the long-abandoned U.S. market. The U.S. and Iran are being […]

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With the Saab brand now functionally dead, could the next quirky car du jour for individuality-signalling Americans come from France? All eyes will be on PSA Peugeot Citroen on April 5 as France’s top automaker reveals its new international growth strategy, possibly heralding a return to the long-abandoned U.S. market. The U.S. and Iran are being […]

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The Most Digestible Crapwagons of 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-crapwagons-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-crapwagons-year/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2016 20:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1254425 A new year has arrived, and with it the “celebration” of eight months with The Truth About Cars. As is custom, I’m looking back over the most popular pieces of the last year for easy clicks on a hangover day. 2006 Citroën C6 Certainly validating my well-honed Francophile eBay search is the forbidden-fruit Citroën C6 […]

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A new year has arrived, and with it the “celebration” of eight months with The Truth About Cars. As is custom, I’m looking back over the most popular pieces of the last year for easy clicks on a hangover day. 2006 Citroën C6 Certainly validating my well-honed Francophile eBay search is the forbidden-fruit Citroën C6 […]

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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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Citroen’s Famed Hydraulic Suspension Rides Comfortably Into The Sunset http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/citroens-famed-hydraulic-suspension-rides-comfortably-into-the-sunset/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/citroens-famed-hydraulic-suspension-rides-comfortably-into-the-sunset/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092753 The suspension setup known for helping to save the life of late French president Charles de Gaulle will soon join him in the pages of time. Citroen’s famous hydraulic suspension is being discontinued by PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reuters reports, and will self-level its last car when the current C5 sedan concludes its production run. The […]

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The suspension setup known for helping to save the life of late French president Charles de Gaulle will soon join him in the pages of time. Citroen’s famous hydraulic suspension is being discontinued by PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reuters reports, and will self-level its last car when the current C5 sedan concludes its production run. The […]

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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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Crapwagon Outtake: 2006 Citroen C6 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/crapwagon-outtake-2006-citroen-c6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/crapwagon-outtake-2006-citroen-c6/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 14:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1063754 Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m a closet Francophile. Unfortunately, the nearest Citroen dealer is, at least, a forty hour drive-and-ferry ride from my Ohio homestead. As much as I enjoy driving a small, taut-handling roadster, I must resign myself to the fact that I have a wife and two kids that will occupy the car […]

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Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m a closet Francophile. Unfortunately, the nearest Citroen dealer is, at least, a forty hour drive-and-ferry ride from my Ohio homestead. As much as I enjoy driving a small, taut-handling roadster, I must resign myself to the fact that I have a wife and two kids that will occupy the car […]

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Citroën Aircross Concept Ready For Shanghai Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/citroen-aircross-concept-ready-shanghai-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/citroen-aircross-concept-ready-shanghai-debut/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1040857 Coming to the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show is the Citroën Aircross crossover concept, whose looks harken back to when designs took after jelly beans. The Audi Q5-sized PHEV rides on 22-inch wheels shod in custom Continental tires, and is motivated by a 1.6-liter turbo-four producing 218 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, paired with an […]

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Coming to the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show is the Citroën Aircross crossover concept, whose looks harken back to when designs took after jelly beans. The Audi Q5-sized PHEV rides on 22-inch wheels shod in custom Continental tires, and is motivated by a 1.6-liter turbo-four producing 218 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, paired with an […]

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Next Fiat Panda To Rival Citroen Cactus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/next-fiat-panda-rival-citroen-cactus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/next-fiat-panda-rival-citroen-cactus/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:30:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1028313 During FCA’s most recent five year plan presentation, Fiat was the sole brand that did not have any semblance of a unified direction. While Fiat is decidedly mainstream in key markets such as Brazil and Latin America, it appears that FCA is trying to re-position the brand as something else entirely in Europe and North […]

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During FCA’s most recent five year plan presentation, Fiat was the sole brand that did not have any semblance of a unified direction. While Fiat is decidedly mainstream in key markets such as Brazil and Latin America, it appears that FCA is trying to re-position the brand as something else entirely in Europe and North […]

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European Review: Citroën C4 Cactus 1.6 BlueHDI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/european-review-citroen-c4-cactus-1-6-bluehdi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/european-review-citroen-c4-cactus-1-6-bluehdi/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1019770 Thanks to endless regulations surrounding crash safety and emissions, the modern car is increasingly homogenous. Pedestrian safety regulations mean that a high hood and a flat front end are a must, while environmental requirements dictate a “reverse-teardrop” shape and a big, turbocharged engine to deal with the weight of the other passive safety features, not […]

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Thanks to endless regulations surrounding crash safety and emissions, the modern car is increasingly homogenous. Pedestrian safety regulations mean that a high hood and a flat front end are a must, while environmental requirements dictate a “reverse-teardrop” shape and a big, turbocharged engine to deal with the weight of the other passive safety features, not […]

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DS Brand Could Spearhead PSA’s American Revival http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ds-brand-spearhead-psas-american-revival/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ds-brand-spearhead-psas-american-revival/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:23:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=926625 The long-awaited return of Peugeot Citroen to North America could be in the form of their new premium DS brand, but don’t get your hopes up just yet. Automotive News is reporting that the DS brand has ambitions to become a global premium brand – and according to DS brand CEO Yves Bonnefort, “and you cannot […]

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The long-awaited return of Peugeot Citroen to North America could be in the form of their new premium DS brand, but don’t get your hopes up just yet. Automotive News is reporting that the DS brand has ambitions to become a global premium brand – and according to DS brand CEO Yves Bonnefort, “and you cannot […]

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Paris 2014: Citroen C4 Cactus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/paris-2014-citroen-c4-cactus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/paris-2014-citroen-c4-cactus/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:50:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=925609   While not a new debut, the Citroen C4 Cactus is the most interesting new car on sale today – a deliberate reaction against the increasing bloat and complexity of the contemporary automobile. The regular Citroen C4 looks like any other European C-segment hatchback. The Cactus is designed to be low in weight, power and […]

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  While not a new debut, the Citroen C4 Cactus is the most interesting new car on sale today – a deliberate reaction against the increasing bloat and complexity of the contemporary automobile. The regular Citroen C4 looks like any other European C-segment hatchback. The Cactus is designed to be low in weight, power and […]

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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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Citroen’s Newest DS Is Divine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/citroens-newest-ds-divine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/citroens-newest-ds-divine/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=908097 After showing off the beautiful Peugeot Exalt at a previous auto salon, embattled PSA is showing that the spectre of death breathing down their neck has really focused the company’s attention.At the 2014 Paris Salon, Citroën’s sub-brand DS has prepared an arguably even more stunning concept, the very aptly named Divine. The car features a prism […]

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After showing off the beautiful Peugeot Exalt at a previous auto salon, embattled PSA is showing that the spectre of death breathing down their neck has really focused the company’s attention.At the 2014 Paris Salon, Citroën’s sub-brand DS has prepared an arguably even more stunning concept, the very aptly named Divine. The car features a prism […]

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Editorial: The Car That Answers Today’s Questions? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/editorial-the-car-that-answers-todays-questions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/editorial-the-car-that-answers-todays-questions/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:58:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=850914 Most car advertisements tout the abundance of features that the car offers: big engines, advanced electronics and sexy styling. Not this one. The Citroen C4 Cactus is, in my opinion, one of the coolest cars on sale today. Yes, it does not make much power, its looks are, well, polarizing (I happen to love it) […]

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Most car advertisements tout the abundance of features that the car offers: big engines, advanced electronics and sexy styling. Not this one. The Citroen C4 Cactus is, in my opinion, one of the coolest cars on sale today. Yes, it does not make much power, its looks are, well, polarizing (I happen to love it) […]

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PSA To Cut Labor Costs By Moving More Production Out Of France http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/psa-to-cut-labor-costs-by-moving-more-production-out-of-france/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/psa-to-cut-labor-costs-by-moving-more-production-out-of-france/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 10:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=828857 PSA will consolidate their small car production at a factory in Slovakia, as the struggling auto maker looks to cut labor costs and increase margins on small cars. Reuters and Automotive News Europe report that the next-generation Citroen C3, the brand’s best-selling model, will be built in Slovakia, alongside the C3 Picasso minivan and the […]

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PSA will consolidate their small car production at a factory in Slovakia, as the struggling auto maker looks to cut labor costs and increase margins on small cars. Reuters and Automotive News Europe report that the next-generation Citroen C3, the brand’s best-selling model, will be built in Slovakia, alongside the C3 Picasso minivan and the […]

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PSA, Mitsubishi May End EV Partnership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/psa-mitsubishi-may-end-ev-partnership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/psa-mitsubishi-may-end-ev-partnership/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 04:01:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=828330 PSA and Mitsubishi may discontinue their electric vehicle partnership in the next 12 months, according to PSA CEO Carlos Tavares. Speaking to a government body related to economic affairs, Tavares said that PSA would be re-evaluating the arrangement, which has PSA selling the Mitsubishi i-MiEV under the Citroen and Peugeot brands. According to Reuters, sales […]

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PSA and Mitsubishi may discontinue their electric vehicle partnership in the next 12 months, according to PSA CEO Carlos Tavares. Speaking to a government body related to economic affairs, Tavares said that PSA would be re-evaluating the arrangement, which has PSA selling the Mitsubishi i-MiEV under the Citroen and Peugeot brands. According to Reuters, sales […]

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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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Generation Why: How Citroen Is Disrupting The New Car Market By Selling Access, Not Ownership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/generation-why-how-citroen-is-disrupting-the-new-car-market-by-selling-access-not-ownership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/generation-why-how-citroen-is-disrupting-the-new-car-market-by-selling-access-not-ownership/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:36:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=776977 The new Citroen C4 Cactus is delivering on its promise to offer a C-Segment car for a B-Segment prices, with base versions starting at just under 14,000 euros – by comparison, its sibling, the C4 hatchback (which is more like a Volkswagen Golf, as opposed to the quirky, pseudo-crossover Cactus) starts at 18,850 euros. But […]

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The new Citroen C4 Cactus is delivering on its promise to offer a C-Segment car for a B-Segment prices, with base versions starting at just under 14,000 euros – by comparison, its sibling, the C4 hatchback (which is more like a Volkswagen Golf, as opposed to the quirky, pseudo-crossover Cactus) starts at 18,850 euros. But […]

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Nobody Told Renault That It’s Backwards Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/nobody-told-renault-that-its-backwards-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/nobody-told-renault-that-its-backwards-day/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:20:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=746073 Just when it looked like Citroen had a lock on weird, funky French cars, rival Renault has come out swinging with their new Twingo A-Segment car.   Unlike previous Twingos, which had a transverse layout, the new one has a rear-engined, rear-drive setup, like the best Porsches, Fiat 500s and wide-arched Renault hot hatches. TTAC’s […]

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Just when it looked like Citroen had a lock on weird, funky French cars, rival Renault has come out swinging with their new Twingo A-Segment car.   Unlike previous Twingos, which had a transverse layout, the new one has a rear-engined, rear-drive setup, like the best Porsches, Fiat 500s and wide-arched Renault hot hatches. TTAC’s […]

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Citroen C4 Cactus Ushers In A New Kind Of Low Cost Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/citroen-c4-cactus-ushers-in-a-new-kind-of-low-cost-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/citroen-c4-cactus-ushers-in-a-new-kind-of-low-cost-car/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:08:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=733561 TTAC (well, mostly this writer) has been enthusiastic about low cost cars, which are sold in Europe and emerging markets as a kind of no-frills, back-to-basics type of motoring for people who might previously have been able to only afford a knackered used car or something with two wheels. But Citroen – whose parent company […]

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TTAC (well, mostly this writer) has been enthusiastic about low cost cars, which are sold in Europe and emerging markets as a kind of no-frills, back-to-basics type of motoring for people who might previously have been able to only afford a knackered used car or something with two wheels. But Citroen – whose parent company […]

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The Only ‘Ring Video That Matters: 9:55 In A ’93 Citroën AX 14D http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/the-only-ring-video-that-matters-955-in-a-93-citroen-ax-14d/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/the-only-ring-video-that-matters-955-in-a-93-citroen-ax-14d/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=728434 “It took me a lot of time and patience to achieve a ‘Bridge To Gantry’ lap time under 10 minutes during the tourist drive sessions at the Nordschleife. This challenge was definitely for fun but also to prove it could be done with work, tenacity and a bit of madness too… This TUD3 diesel engine is known […]

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“It took me a lot of time and patience to achieve a ‘Bridge To Gantry’ lap time under 10 minutes during the tourist drive sessions at the Nordschleife. This challenge was definitely for fun but also to prove it could be done with work, tenacity and a bit of madness too… This TUD3 diesel engine is known […]

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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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