Citroen wants new C-line models to emphasize simplicity

Oct. 9, 2013 06:15 CET
Citroen's C4 Cactus, which will be unveiled in February and go on sale in mid-2014, will be the first model from the carmaker's C-line which has been designed to be comfortable and practical.... Read More »



Ford, Renault move upscale in bid to win back sales from German premium brands

Oct. 7, 2013 06:01 CET
Ford and Renault are launching upscale badges in Europe to reverse losses and boost profitability – but the strategy is not without potential risks.... Read More »


ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Oct. 4, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine looks at how the upscale push by volume brands such as Ford and Renault brings risks and potential rewards.... Read More »


Opel in talks to make Zafira at PSA plant in France, report says

Sept. 25, 2013 11:04 CET
Opel and PSA plan to expand their partnership by building the Opel Zafira minivan at a PSA plant in France and the Citroen C3 Picasso minivan at Opel's plant in Spain, a report said.... Read More »



Citroen to build large SUV only for Asia

Sept. 12, 2013 09:55 CET
Citroen will begin production of a large crossover/SUV in China between the end of next year and early 2015. The model will be sold in Asia but is not planned for Europe, Citroen CEO Frederic Banzet said.... Read More »



Citroen previews new affordable product line with Cactus concept

Sept. 5, 2013 08:10 CET
Citroen released pictures and details of the Cactus concept, which previews the new positioning of the brand's mainstream cars as affordable vehicles that emphasize practicality, fuel efficiency and low ownership costs.... Read More »



Citroen fights to shake 'taxi' image in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Citroen wants to develop an upscale image in China, but it's not easy because when people there see a Citroen on the road it is often being used as a taxi.... Read More »



Citroen aims new C4 Picasso at top spot

July 30, 2013 11:48 CET
Citroen CEO Frederic Banzet believes the new C4 Picasso will outshine rivals to top Europe's compact minivan segment.... Read More »


Peugeot, GM study U.S. van programs, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
General Motors may sell PSA Peugeot Citroen commercial vans in the United States.... Read More »


PSA's first-half deliveries fall 9.8% on Europe woes

July 8, 2013 18:40 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's global vehicle sales fell 9.8 percent in the first half as the company lost ground in a shrinking European market, partly offset by gains in China and Latin America.... Read More »



GM-PSA rumors may be a stalking-horse

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Recent reports that the Peugeot family is willing to hand over its struggling automotive business to General Motors or China's Dongfeng Motor may have an ulterior motive.... Read More »


PSA opens 3rd China plant as European sales slide

July 2, 2013 06:01 CET
PSA opened a third assembly plant in China today, expanding in the world's largest vehicle market even as a slump in European demand prompts it to cut jobs at home.... Read More »


Citroen's Grand C4 Picasso loses weight, improves fuel economy

June 28, 2013 15:27 CET
Citroen released pictures and details of its new Grand C4 Picasso, which is lighter and more fuel efficient than the current model thanks to parent PSA's new EM2 architecture.... Read More »


Mitsubishi recalls EV and Outlander plug-in hybrid

June 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Mitsubishi has formally recalled its i-MiEV electric vehicle in Japan. Output of the EV minicar -- which is also sold by Peugeot and Citroen in Europe -- has been halted since a manufacturing glitch caused one of their lithium ion battery packs to melt and another to catch fire in March.... Read More »


Dongfeng-PSA sales rise 37% in April on new models

May 21, 2013 08:49 CET
PSA's China joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corp. said it increased sales 37 percent last month to 45,303 units helped by strong demand for its stretched Citroen C4 and Peugeot 3008 models.... Read More »



Citroen reinvents itself

May 8, 2013 06:01 CET
Peugeot and Citroen have suffered for years because car buyers have trouble distinguishing one brand from the other. Citroen CEO Frederic Banzet is determined to change that.... Read More »


PSA names industry veteran as Citroen's deputy CEO

April 26, 2013 06:01 CET
PSA named veteran industry executive manager Yves Bonnefont as Citroen's deputy CEO. Bonnefont will lead the expansion of the upscale DS subbrand as well as the new positioning of Citroen's C-line of vehicles.... Read More »



French automakers count on luxury appeal for success in China

April 19, 2013 06:01 CET
German automakers have long seen China as a key market. Now their French rivals, hit by slow sales in Europe, are playing catch up, and they are counting on the popularity of France's luxury fashion brands to help them.... Read More »



A bevy of crossovers and SUVs will take center stage at China's auto extravaganza

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2013
Automakers will test China's huge appetite for crossovers and SUVs with introductions this week at the Shanghai auto show. Acura, BMW, Citroen, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen plan world debuts for compact crossovers, while Jeep -- which arguably started the SUV craze -- will roll out its new Cherokee.... Read More »



Citroen Wild Rubis previews SUV for upscale DS line

April 11, 2013 09:00 CET
Citroen's Wild Rubis concept showcases the first SUV/crossover to be sold under the brand's upscale DS line. The concept will mainly be targeted at high-earning Chinese customers.... Read More »



Dongfeng-PSA venture sales, fueled by 2 new models, jump 20% in March

April 8, 2013 06:01 CET
Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co.'s sales in March rose 20 percent year-on-year to 49,009 Peugeot and Citroen vehicles.
The company, a joint venture between PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Dongfeng Motor Corp., attributed the increase to the two models it introduced in China in January: the stretched Citroen C4 and the Peugeot 3008.... Read More »



Fiat turns to Germany as Italy sales seen as worst since 1966

April 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat, faced with Italy sales that could fall to their lowest level for 47 years, is seeking to boost sales in Germany by offering steeper discounts than any other automaker there. Plummeting deliveries, hit by political turmoil, are upending Italy's auto industry and will hit Fiat, which makes 56 percent of its sales in the country, especially hard. As a result, hundreds of Italian dealerships are closing and factories are running at half capacity.... Read More »


PSA launches new brand strategy for Peugeot and Citroen

March 12, 2013 06:01 CET
PSA aims to shift the positioning of its two brands further apart, although analysts are skeptical of the move. Peugeot and Citroen cars chase a very similar customer base, which has been a problem for the French automaker for a long time. Presenting the automaker's 2012 financial results last month, CEO Philippe Varin admitted: “Our brands are too close.”... Read More »


PSA sees China turning into biggest market as Europe weakens

Feb. 26, 2013 06:01 CET
PSA predicts China will overtake France as its biggest market as early as 2015. The automaker expects to boost sales in China this year by 22 percent to 540,000 vehicles.... Read More »



Citroen shrinks the C4 Picasso

Feb. 19, 2013 11:23 CET
Citroen will give its next C4 Picasso a more compact size and better fuel efficiency to propel the model to higher in the medium minivan segment where it lags behind Renault, Ford and Volkswagen.... Read More »


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