How LO Can Citroen Go?

Glenn Swanson
by Glenn Swanson

CARkeys reports that French automaker Citroen has taken the wraps off a “carbon drawing down” cash-back offer. Under the terms of “GO LO CO2,” UK motorists who purchase a new Citroen with a lower CO2 emissions rating than their current ride receive £500 discounts on Citroen’s C-series of mini cars and the Berlingo Multispace MPV, or £1000 cash back Xsara Picasso compact MPV. You might consider this a cynical ploy capitalizing on political correctness to move moribund metal, but we couldn’t possibly comment. Meanwhile, despite having the lowest CO2 average of any European automaker, The Wall Street Journal reports that PSA Peugeot-Citroëns registrations in France were virtually flat in September, up just .4% over the first nine months of the year.

Glenn Swanson
Glenn Swanson

Glenn is a baby-boomer, born in 1954. Along with his wife, he makes his home in Connecticut. Employed in the public sector as an Information Tedchnology Specialist, Glenn has long been a car fan. Past rides have included heavy iron such as a 1967 GTO, to a V8 T-Bird. In between those high-horsepower cars, he's owned a pair of BMW 320i's. Now, with a daily commute of 40 miles, his concession to MPG dictates the ownership of a 2006 Honda Civic coupe which, while fun to drive, is a modest car for a pistonhead. As an avid reader, Glenn enjoys TTAC, along with many other auto-realated sites, and the occasional good book. As an avid electronic junkie, Glenn holds an Advanced Class amateur ("ham") radio license, and is into many things electronic. From a satellite radio and portable GPS unit in the cars, to a modest home theater system and radio-intercom in his home, if it's run by the movement of electrons, he's interested. :-)

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  • Willbodine Willbodine on Oct 02, 2007

    I just got back from 2 weeks in Amsterdam and Prague. I was with a non car-buff friend. As we walked through these cities, he frequently asked me to identify certain cars he thought well-designed. Dunno what it means exactly, but virtually every time, the cars were either new Audis or new Alfa Romeos. Usually black, charcoal or silver; you rarely see white or tan cars in western Europe. Oh, and an amzing looking woman driving a new Dutch-reg R8 in Amsterdam was causing a traffic jam from the normally blase A-damers vying to get a look.

  • Morbo Morbo on Oct 02, 2007

    It looks like the retarded step-child of the previous gen Suzuki XL-7. Which itself looked like the retarded half-brother of the Chevy Equinox. Which also looked like the ... you get my point.

  • LamborghiniZ LamborghiniZ on Oct 02, 2007

    This isn't that big of a deal.

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Oct 02, 2007

    Robert Schwartz, Citroen discontiniued the 2CV around the mid-1990s, if memory serves. There was an obituary on the front page of the NY Times.