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Citroen DS3 Ultra Prestige now available in UK

Citroen DS3 Ultra Prestige

Introduced last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Citroen DS3 Ultra Prestige is now available in the United Kingdom and it costs from 20,700 pounds. As you would expect, this is the luxurious version of the DS3 and is available with two engines.

Citroen DS3 Ultra Prestige

The first power unit is a THP 155 gasoline unit while the other one is a more frugal and efficient e-HDi 110 diesel that benefits from the stop/start system. The latter is able to return 74.4 mpg UK on the combined cycle and has CO2 emissions of only 99 g/km. We should mention that the version fitted with this diesel engine is 200 pounds more expensive than its gasoline-powered sibling.

This special version of the Citroen DS3 comes with a Bluetooth-enabled Hi-Fi system, an automatic digital air conditioning system, rear parking sensors, MyWay color satellite navigation system, automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers, electrochrome rear view mirror and electronically heated and folding door mirrors.

Citroen DS3 Ultra Prestige

The Citroen DS3 Ultra Prestige features a “watchstrap”  design seat upholstery in “Club” leather while the front seats adopt a “crescendo” color effect which is inspired by the glamorous world of fashion. The car also has an “Alpine” white leather dashboard which is embossed with the “DS” signature, and ultra-thick protective mats that are braided with double top-stitching in attractive contrasting colors.

It is available with a choice of two body colors: Thorium Grey and Polar White, and it features 17-inch charcoal-grey alloys, dark-tinted side and rear windows and a sports spoiler. The DS3 Ultra Prestige comes with a black roof that is covered with the DS insignia which as the light changes, it shifts from matt to gloss.

Citroen DS3 Ultra Prestige

An optional package available for the car is the “Dark Chrome Signature” which brings black door mirrors with dark chrome base, front grille surround, dark chrome side rubbing strips, an inset on the rear number plate moulding and front fog light surrounds.

Source: Citroen via Motor Ward

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Citroen C3 Picasso Code arrives in UK

Citroën C3 Picasso Code

Citroen introduced at the beginning of this year a special edition of the C3 Picasso model which is available under the “Code” name. Essentially, we are dealing with the successor of the Blackcherry special edition and it is based on the HDi 90 manual VTR+ model.

It comes with additional chrome, a roof rack and obsidian black bumpers, along with 17-inch alloy with cherry red or white polar accents. Inside the cabin it gets bespoke floor mats and packs Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and an air conditioning system.

The car is already on sale in the United Kingdom and has a starting price of 15,695 pounds (OTR).

Source: Citroen

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2012 Citroen C1 launched

2012 Citroen C1

After Peugeot launched its refreshed 107 model, Citroen did the same thing with the C1. It is powered by the same three-cylinder 1.0-liter engine that develops 68 hp, the one found in the 107 and the Toyota Aygo. By implementing a few tweaks, the engine generates only 99 g/km of CO2 and can return 65.7 mpg UK when mated to the 5-speed manual transmission.

2012 Citroen C1

Clients will also be able to get the 2012 Citroen C1 with an optional EGS automatic transmission that has paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. With this gearbox, the car returns 62.8 mpg UK and has CO2 emissions of 104 g/km. Citroen mentioned that they have recalibrated the suspension and they also revised the power steering which in return brings more ride comfort and better agility on the road.

2012 Citroen C1

The front bumper now has a new design which incorporates the LED daytime running lights and the fog lights. A new color has been added – Botticelli Blue, a color which is already available for the C3 and DS3 models. For the mid and top-spec versions, the C1 comes with a chrome strip on the grille.

2012 Citroen C1

Other modifications include a new leather steering wheel, leather/Alcantara upholstery, a redesigned manual gear lever, all of each are now available for extra money.

2012 Citroen C1

The 2012 Citroen C1 will make its public debut next week at the Brussels Motor Show.

Source: Citroen via Auto Express

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Two new Citroen C3s launched in UK

The French automaker Citroen has introduced two new special editions of the popular C3 model in United Kingdom. Known as the C3 Black and the C3 White, both cars are motivated by a 1.4i VT engine that delivers 72 hp. These two cars are offered as you would expect, in an Obsidian black body and a Polar white finish.

These cars are replacing the 72 hp 1.4i VT version of the successful hatchback and are 300 pounds more affordable than the outgoing models. Aside from the lower price tags, these special editions come with more goodies in the standard configuration, like front fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome inserts on the lower front bumper, white dashboard and door mirrors, along with air conditioning.

Both cars are available only with a manual gearbox and should be able to return 47.1 mpg UK, while the CO2 emissions stand at 139 g/km.

The two Citroen C3s will be hitting the dealerships next month and will cost 11,990 pounds for the White version while the Black one will be a little bit more expensive, priced at 12,430 pounds.

Source: Citroen via Autocar

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PSA To Take On Dacia

Both Peugeot and Citroen have decided to take a rather different approach to rival the rise of Dacia, Renault’s budget sub-brand. The French automakers will be rolling new models and maybe new sub-brands in a couple of years.

Peugeot is planning on launching a budget sedan that will cost somewhere around 8,000 pounds and will be sold in developing markets in Europe, North Africa, China and Latin America. Codenamed the M3, this new affordable sedan will be 4.15m long and will probably be sold under the Talbot badge which was last used by the automaker back in the 80s.

Citroen will also work on its own version of this M3 which will probably be sold in China taking into consideration the success of the brand there. Citroen also plans on launching the M4 which will share the underpinnings of the M3. The new model will be a simple yet functional car that will come at a more premium price tag and they’ve already outlined their vision for this upcoming model with the Lacoste and C-Cactus concepts.

According to various sources, this model and any variants of the M4 that might be launched in the future will complement the DS range. It shouldn’t be a surprise if the M4 will be a reskinning of the M3’s interior cabin with better trims and materials.

Thomas d’Haussy is Citroen’s product planning chief and he said that the automaker is working on a car that will not have “all the equipment, but with the things that are most important.”

Source: Citroen, Peugeot via Autocar

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Citroen DS3 R and Pixie Lott’s Partnership

Car marketers insist in featuring their vehicles with women. This is why we get ads with women driving cars, photo shoots with sexy models in the back seat of some gorgeous car, product placements in movies or videos. Today’s case: Citroen DS3 R featuring Pixie Lott’s latest music video with Pusha T.

The song: “What Do You Take Me For?”.

Enjoy it:

What do you think about the car?

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PSA Reveals VELV Concept

PSA Peugeot Citroen VELV

At this year’s ADEME innovation forum, PSA Peugeot Citroen unveiled a funky concept by the name of VELV. It has been developed by a consortium of companies from France and it is an EV that packs an 8.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 27 hp (27 PS / 20 kW) electric motor.

PSA Peugeot Citroen VELV

The concept has a curb weight of 1,433 lb (650 kg) and is able to reach a maximum speed of 68 mph (110 km/h) while on a single charge it can be driven for up to 62 miles (100 km).

PSA Peugeot Citroen VELV

Although they refused to mention whether this will turn into a production version later on, PSA did mentioned that the concept was envisioned for rental car companies and corporate fleets.

Source: PSA Peugeot Citroen via WCF

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Citroen C4 Aircross Unveiled

Citroen C4 Aircross

The newest compact SUV from Citroen has arrived. It is the C4 Aircross that it will be available in both 2WD and 4WD versions when it will go on sale next fall. It borrows some of the styling we’ve seen in the 2008 Hypnos concept, especially if we look at those 18-inch alloys and at the taillights.

Citroen C4 Aircross

The car measures 4,340 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,630 mm high. It packs a panoramic glass sunroof which is illuminated by a set of built-in LED lights and at the back you get 442 liters in the trunk.

Citroen C4 Aircross

For the two-wheel drive version only there is going to be a 1.6-liter gasoline engine that produces 114 hp, along with 1.6-liter with 110 hp and a 1.8-liter 150 hp diesels. The diesels will be linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox while the gasoline unit will feature a 5-speed transmission. Those of you who live in Europe will not be able to order the C4 Aircross with the 2.0-liter gasoline engine.

Citroen C4 Aircross

At the front of this French compact SUV we find vertically integrated LEDs, along with indicator repeaters in the door mirrors, an integrated rearview revising camera and light guides in the rear light clusters. Some of the goodies include USB and Bluetooth connection as well as a GPS satellite navigation system that will feature a touchscreen.

Source: Citroen via Autocar

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Citroen DS3 Racing By Superchips Packs 230 HP

Citroen DS3 Racing By Superchips

The British tuners from Superchips have decided to roll out an upgrade program for the Citroen DS3 Racing. They’ve done it by remapping the ECU of the car and if you’re one of the lucky 1,000 clients that got a DS3 Racing, this power boost will set you back 455 pounds (including VAT).

In the United Kingdom, the fastest version of the DS3 comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged twin-scroll gasoline engine that offers 204 hp and a peak torque of 202 lb.-ft (275 Nm). After Superchips optimizes the ECU, the engine can offer an additional 26 hp and 43 Nm, for a grand total of 230 hp and 234 lb.-ft (318 Nm).

According to the tuner, the Citroen DS3 Racing feels “livelier” although they haven’t finished testing the upgraded version of the hot hatch. They said that the new version will “eclipse” the 6.5 seconds needed for the regular version to do the 0-62 mph sprint. In addition, the top speed should be over the standard 149 mph.

Source: Superchips via Carscoop

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Citroen Shocks Frankfurt Crowd With Tubik Concept

Citroen Tubik

One of the most radical vehicles unveiled this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show is Citroen’s Tubik. They drawn their inspiration for this model from the TUB and Type H light vans developed by the French automaker for more than four decades starting with 1939. The car measures 4,800 mm long, 2,080 mm wide and it is 2,050 mm tall. It has enough room to carry up to nine passengers that will sit across three rows of seats.

Citroen Tubik

The interior cabin benefits from an adjustable modular seating arrangement and it has been designed as a “lounge-style cocoon”, featuring a leather floor, felt seats and ambient lighting. Other than that, it sports a huge semi-circular TV screen as well as hi-def surround sound.

Citroen Tubik

The doors of the Citroen Tubik open along the entire side of the van in order to permit access to both the front and rear. The automaker says that the cockpit is based on a so-called “cyclotron” that groups the seats, steering wheel, pedal assembly and the head-up display in a cool circular arrangement. The driver of the vehicle is recognized via the fingerprint recognition system.

Citroen Tubik

The car is motivated by a 4WD drivetrain and is powered by PSA’s Hybrid4 technology that includes a diesel engine in the front and an electric motor that drives the back wheels. Speaking of the rims, they measure 22 inches and are wrapped around in low-resistance rubbers. The Tubik also has the company’s Hydractive suspension technology. Once the car reaches high speeds, it will automatically sit lower in order to improve the aerodynamics. Citroen mentioned that the van’s CO2 emissions are roughly the same as the ones of a regular sedan.

Source: Citroen via Autocar

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Citroen DS5 Exhibited At Frankfurt Motor Show

2012 Citroen DS5

The gorgeous production version of the Citroen DS5 has been unveiled this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show and as you probably already know, it is a 5-door hatchback which will be the third premium model in the automaker’s DS lineup, after the launch of the smaller DS3 and DS4.

2012 Citroen DS5

It is the very first vehicle in the company’s catalog which has a full hybrid drivetrain that combines a 2.0-liter HDi diesel engine with an electric motor. The 200 hp available are sent to all wheels via the 6-speed automatic gearbox and the 4WD configuration. The DS5 benefits from a stop/start system while the gearbox has an optimized shift function.

2012 Citroen DS5

This is truly an eco-friendly car as it has CO2 emission of only 99 g/km. One of the driving modes available will be Auto that just like the one found in other similar car, it manages to switch between the diesel power unit and the electric motor in order to optimize fuel consumption. For driving the vehicle on electric mode with the 37 hp (27 kW) electric motor, you’ll have to select the Zero Emission Vehicle mode and you will be able to drive the car at speeds of up to 37 mph. Picking Four Wheel Drive means that the DS5’s front wheels are going to be powered by the diesel engine while the rear wheels will be motivated by the electric motor. Lastly, for an improved engine response achieved by maximizing the use of the conventional diesel engine as well as the electric unit, you can choose the Sport mode.

2012 Citroen DS5

Inside the cabin, expect to see a premium ambiance with high quality materials, including here brushed aluminum and club leather. Tech goodies worth mentioning would have to be the automatic high-beam function, a new generation of the lane departure warning system, along with a reverse parking camera.

2012 Citroen DS5

The 2012 Citroen DS5 will hit the dealerships in the spring of next year and it will be more expensive than the regular C5 so expect to pay anything from 25,000 to 30,000 pounds.

Source: Citroen via Autocar

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Citroen DS5 Set To Debut At Frankfurt

Citroen DS5


The production version of the Citroen DS5 will make an appearance this September during the Frankfurt Motor Show and will feature the HYbrid4 technology that the company has developed in collaboration with sister marquee Peugeot. This beautiful 5-door hatchback is going to be the third model in the automaker’s premium DS line, after the DS3 and the DS4.

Citroen DS5


The car will be motivated by a 2.0-liter HDi diesel engine with electric power, churning 200 hp which will be sent to all four wheels via the 6-speed gearbox which will have optimized shift function and a stop/start system, reducing CO2 emissions to only 99 g/km.

Citroen DS5


Just like other cars that feature the aforementioned HYbrid4 technology, the new DS5 will have various driving modes: “auto” – automatically switches between the conventional power unit and the electric motor in order to optimize fuel consumption; “zero emission vehicle” – for driving with the electric motor that generates 37 hp (27 kW) at speeds of up to 37 mph; “four wheel drive” – the diesel engine powers the front wheels while the electric motor motivates the wheels in the back; “sport” – improves the power unit response by maximizing the diesel engine and the electric motor.

Citroen DS5


The Citroen DS5 will feature a lot of tech goodies, like a lane departure system, intelligent traction control, reverse parking camera, new-generation lane departure warning system as well as a clever automatic high-beam function which can activate and deactivate depending not only on the light conditions but also on the surrounding traffic.

The car will probably hit the market in spring 2012 for a price tag which should be more than the top-spec C5 model so expect to pay anything from 25,000 to 30,000 pounds.

Source: Citroen via Autocar

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Citroen Offers Ten 70+ mpg Models In UK

Citroen DS3 e-HDi 90 Airdream manual DStyle Plus

If you live in the United Kingdom and are looking for an economical car, you should know that Citroen offers ten models that offer a fuel economy rating of 70+ mpg. The smallest one you can get is the tiny and funky C-Zero city car but you can also opt for the new generation of the C4 hatchback.

The three latest models added to this green lineup are based on the C3 model. These come with second generation stop/start system and an e-HDI 90 micro-hybrid powertrain. One of these C3s has CO2 emissions of only 93 g/km while the other two have 98 g/km. Fuel economy for the first one is 78.5 mpg while the other two C3s manage to return 76.3 mpg.

The Citroen C3 HDi 70 manual VT has been updated by the French engineers who managed to reduce the CO2 emissions from the old 112 g/km to only 99 g/km, while at the same time improving fuel economy to 74.3 mpg in the combined cycle, better than the previous 65.7 mpg.

As far as the new C4 e-HDI 110 Airdream EGS6 VTR+ is concerned, it now rides on Michelin Energy Saver tires that have low rolling resistance. It also benefits from the all-new Aerodynamic Pack, managing to shave off CO2 emissions to only 98 g/km (from the previous 109 g/km), which is one of the lowest levels in this segment.

Source: Citroen via Next Green Car

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Citroen DS4 Gets Price List In UK

Citroen DS4


The extremely beautiful Citroen DS4 has arrived in United Kingdom as the French automaker revealed the price list and is now accepting preorders. The first cars will be delivered at the beginning of next month and customers are able to choose from three trim levels: DSign, DStyle and the top-spec DSport. In addition, there are five engines available, all Euro 5 complaint and prices start from 18,150 pounds, while the most expensive model costs 23,950 pounds.

Citroen DS4


Speaking of engines, there are three gasoline 1.6-liter units that were co-developed with BMW: the entry-level VTi 120 HP, THP 155HP and the most powerful one available – THP 200HP. If you prefer diesels, you can choose either the HDi 110HP or the HDi 160HP.

The less powerful diesel is also available in an e-HDi configuration, along with the company’s micro-hybrid technology that sports a second stop/start system which is capable of increasing fuel economy by 15% while driving in the city and reduces the CO2 emissions to only 114 g/km.

Citroen DS4


As far as the e-HDI 110HP and the THP 155HP engines are concerned, these are linked to a 6-speed EGS gearbox while the other power units get manual transmissions.

That powerful THP 200HP will allow the Citroen DS4 to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 146 mph.

Source: Citroen via Carscoop

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EDF Energy Teams Up With PSA

Citroen C-Zero / Peugeot iOn


It seems that EDF Energy has formed a partnership with the French automakers Peugeot and Citroen in order to offer residential and fleet customers EV charging services with the sale of every Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn. This partnership will lead to a one-stop-shop for clients who will benefit from convenient and safe recharging solutions for their electric cars.

In the first phase of this collaboration, EDF Energy promises to offer a residential package which will allow owners of the iOn and C-Zero models to fill up the batteries from home and this will come with a free site survey. EDF Energy mentioned that after a dedicated charge point is installed, the drivers will take advantage from the quicker recharge times which will allow filling up the batteries 35% faster than before. This package will cost 799 pounds.

Households will be able to save precious money by getting 20% cheaper electricity during weekends and evenings thanks to EDF’s low carbon charge point package, dubbed Eco 20:20. The company has made a research from which they’ve learned that 66% of the home charging is done during evenings and in weekends.

If you buy a Citroen C-Zero or a Peugeot iOn, you’ll spend only 1.92 pounds for charging the battery, which is about 3 pence / mile, considerably less in comparison to 16 pence / mile for gasoline.

This is a partnership from which all involved parties will benefit and we certainly hope that we’ll see more of them soon and in other countries as well.

Source: NextGreenCar

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