Citroen

Citroen C4 Cactus brings Madrid factory back to life

May 23, 2014 06:01 CET

PSA's Madrid factory was facing closure two years ago, but now the plant has a brighter future thanks to the C4 Cactus, which Citroen began producing there in April.... Read More »

PSA to move Citroen C3 output to Slovakia from France, sources say

May 22, 2014 14:58 CET

PSA will build its next C3 subcompact in Slovakia instead of France, sources close to the carmaker said. The move is part of a strategy to shift production of low-margin small cars away from western Europe, where costs are considered too high.... Read More »

PSA taps Renault's former China chief to head DS brand in Asia

May 20, 2014 10:53 CET

PSA has hired Renault's former China chief, Chen Guozhang, to oversee its upscale DS brand in Asia, a Chinese newspaper reported.... Read More »

Yes, she's a woman, but she's also a Rover survivor

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014

Yes, new head of PSA Peugeot Citroen's Citroen division Linda Jackson is a groundbreaking female executive, but European industry watchers seemed just as intrigued by the fact that she is another top global executive to emerge from the ashes of Britain's Rover Group.... Read More »

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Citroen designer on how PSA, Toyota made JV minicars more distinctive

May 9, 2014 06:01 CET

When the first generations of the Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo sibling minicars looked too similar, the automakers avoided discussing the designs of the second-generation cars to prevent that from happening again.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Citroen's incoming CEO worked wonders in the UK

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2014

Incoming Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has proved herself in the UK by reducing image-harming discounts and boosting morale.... Read More »

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PSA CEO Tavares targets VW as he scraps unprofitable cars, upgrades DS subbrand

May 8, 2014 06:15 CET

PSA's Carlos Tavares is aiming the company's Peugeot brand directly at Volkswagen Group's core VW unit as the CEO seeks to transform Peugeot into an upmarket volume manufacturer as part of a wider turnaround plan at the struggling French automaker.... Read More »

PSA names new chiefs for Citroen and DS brands

May 7, 2014 12:02 CET

Citroen's UK chief, Linda Jackson, will replace Frederic Banzet as the brand's CEO while strategy director Yves Bonnefont, who is Citroen's deputy head, will lead the upscale DS line as it becomes a stand-alone unit.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Why French automakers are poised to grab market share in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014

Peugeot, Citroen and Renault last year combined to sell a tiny number of cars in China. But that will change as the French automakers become strong players in the world's largest auto market.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange.... Read More »

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Citroen to debut flagship SUV

April 15, 2014 17:51 CET

Citroen will debut the DS 6WR, a production version of its admired Wild Rubis SUV concept, at the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

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Views mixed on DS's chances as stand-alone brand

April 7, 2014 06:01 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares wants the company's Citroen DS marque to become a stand-alone brand that can compete with premium German carmakers' products. Market watchers, however, have mixed views on this goal.... Read More »

PSA targets China fashionistas in quest for 10% luxury share

March 25, 2014 18:34 CET

PSA wants to capture 10 percent of China's luxury vehicle sales with its Citroen DS brand. The company aims to sell 200,000 DS vehicles in China in four years after delivering about 3,500 units in 2013.... Read More »

Citroen C4 Cactus to start below 14,000 euros

March 12, 2014 06:15 CET

Citroen says the C4 Cactus will start at 13,950 euros when sales begin in June. That is well below the 18,850 euro starting price of the C4.... Read More »

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C4 Cactus design chief on how the Citroen combines quirkiness and simplicity

March 11, 2014 06:15 CET

Mark Loyd, the designer behind the unique styling of the Citroen C4 Cactus, thinks the car fits well into the French automaker's history.... Read More »

Citroen adds DS5 sedan for China

March 7, 2014 06:01 CET

Citroen has added a sedan to its DS line, the DS5 LS. The model has been designed for the Chinese market and will initially only be sold there.... Read More »

PSA boss Tavares wants DS to become stand-alone brand

March 4, 2014 14:09 CET

Incoming PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares wants the company's Citroen DS range to become a stand-alone brand as the automaker seeks to promote its upscale product offerings.... Read More »

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Minicar mania: Renault, PSA, Toyota debut key new entries at Geneva show

March 4, 2014 06:15 CET

Sales in the European minicar segment, the region's third-largest after subcompacts and compacts, are forecast to rise by nearly 20 percent in the next three years as automakers reveal a host of new models.... Read More »

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Citroen aims to pioneer 'pay-per-use' leasing scheme for C4 Cactus

March 3, 2014 06:15 CET

Citroen plans to be the first automaker in Europe to offer a "pay-per-use" leasing scheme with the launch of the new C4 Cactus. The scheme mirrors plans offered by mobile phone operators.... Read More »

PAUL MCVEIGH

BLOG: Will the Citroen C4 Cactus be a game changer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014

Citroen is taking a bold step with its new C4 Cactus compact car that debuts at the Geneva auto show – just like Nissan did when it launched the Qashqai in 2007.... Read More »

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Citroen reveals softtop C1; touts 'cheerful' design

Feb. 24, 2014 12:52 CET

Citroen has given its new C1 minicar what it calls a "cheerful" design. The brand is also adding a C1 variant with a sliding fabric roof to compete against models such as the Fiat 500 Cabrio and Opel Adam Rocks.... Read More »

C4 Cactus showcases Citroen's new positioning

Feb. 6, 2014 09:48 CET

PSA has introduced a new compact model as part of a move by the Citroen brand to serve customers seeking cheaper vehicles than its current lineup. The C4 Cactus is also key to PSA's strategy to better differentiate the Peugeot and Citroen brands.... Read More »

PSA IN CRISIS: SPECIAL REPORT

PSA's hits and one miss

Dec. 4, 2013 13:55 CET

PSA has been responsible for some of the biggest automotive innovations of the past few decades. Now, that innovation is under threat as the automaker slashes investment in the face of falling sales.... Read More »

PSA will invest 90 million euros in underutilized French plant

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET

PSA plans to invest 90 million euros to add production of a new Peugeot compact at its underutilized Rennes plant in France. Output will begin in mid-2016.... Read More »

PSA CEO succession seen as key to completing Dongfeng alliance deal

4:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2013

PSA's move to name former Renault No. 2 Carlos Tavares as its future CEO could help secure an alliance with Dongfeng Motor Corp., which may be the carmaker's last chance to end its reliance on Europe's slumping car market.... Read More »

 
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