Citroen

Citroen DS upscale line off to a slow start as a stand-alone brand

July 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Vehicle sales at Citroen's upscale DS line, which became a stand-alone brand on June 1, fell during the first half, hit by an aging product lineup and tougher competition from refreshed rivals such as Mini....
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Beijing Hyundai, Dongfeng Citroen tie for top score in China satisfaction survey

July 18, 2014 06:01 CET

Beijing Hyundai and Dongfeng Citroen topped mass-market brands in a J.D. Power survey of Chinese consumers' satisfaction with the car-buying experience. The joint ventures scored significantly higher than other mass-market brands....
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Citroen's move down-market key part of PSA's turnaround plan

June 22, 2014 12:11 CET

Citroen's C4 Cactus is more than just another compact car. It's a manifesto on wheels for the brand's move down-market as parent PSA struggles to return to profit....
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PSA's Bonnefont shares strategy for making DS a worldwide winner

June 9, 2014 06:01 CET

Yves Bonnefont became the first CEO of PSA's upscale DS brand on June 1. The group's former director of strategy is now tasked with elevating DS from a tiny-but-successful division of Citroen to a global powerhouse....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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