Citroën's WTCC team shines in Marrakech

14 Apr 2014

Citroën Racing enjoyed a historic weekend at the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech. In its very first race in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), the team secured a 1-2-3 with José-María (Pechito) López seizing the win from Sébastien Loeb and Yvan Muller.

The Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs also finished first and second in race two, with Sébastien Loeb taking victory ahead of Pechito Lopez. After being caught up in a collision at thestart, Yvan Muller was forced to pull out. José-María López leaves Morocco as the World Championship leader, one point ahead of Sébastien Loeb.

  • Driven by beauty: Citroën & Benefit debut DS3 Special Editions

    12 Mar 2014

    Citroën has revealed the first production model DS3 special editions designed in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics.

    On sale from now and priced from £14,795, the glamorous DS3 by Benefit line-up consists of two models – based on the existing DSign and DStyle trim levels – which take inspiration from Benefit's fun and iconic beauty products. A third Benefit special edition DS3 will be unveiled later in the summer.

  • Geneva Motor Show debut for new flavours of C1, C4 and C5

    04 Mar 2014

    The annual Geneva Motor Show, held in an expo centre a short walk from Geneva airport, numbers among the world's must-see motoring events. Every year witnesses the launch of significant and exciting models, and this year's show will be no different. We're absolutely sure of that because we'll be launching some exceptionally exciting models ourselves.

    The show, opening in early March, will provide the first opportunity to inspect our New Citroën C4 Cactus in its road-going format, following the car's debut in concept guise late last year. As well as the showroom version, we'll reveal a specially kitted out off-road edition. Highlighting the versatility of the design, the rugged C4 Cactus Aventure concept underscores what a striking alternative our new car offers to conventional, mid-sized hatchbacks.

  • New Citroën C1: City Driving, Refined

    24 Feb 2014

    The 2014 Geneva Motor Show will see the premiere of the New Citroën C1 – a fresh take on a popular model that has sold more than 760,000 examples worldwide since its launch in 2005.

    The latest version of Citroën's city car is available in both 3- and 5-door versions, as well as a new open-top body style called Airscape.

  • Grand C4 Picasso named TopGear Family Car of the Year 2013

    04 Dec 2013

    Some say that it will "surprise and delight", that it has a design that is "fresh and modern" and a look that is "smart and futuristic". All we know is that it's called the Grand C4 Picasso. And it's just won the 2013 Family Car of the Year award from the team at BBC TopGear magazine.

    Our latest Citroën MPV may not be the best bet for burning rubber, lapping the famous Nürburgring circuit or even for screeching around Gambon corner at full pelt, but the New Grand C4 Picasso does have oodles of versatile space inside, a full set of seven seats, distinctive and stylish good looks and enough high technology to keep a gaggle of geeks amused for a week. Not to mention sufficient quality to impress the TopGear magazine team of white-coated scrutineers.

  • GreenFleet awards Citroën Fleet Car Manufacturer of the Year 2013

    18 Oct 2013

    Citroën has just won the prestigious GreenFleet Car Manufacturer of the Year 2013 award for its extensive range of fuel efficient, low emissions, fleet-friendly vehicles. Also, Citroën's advanced city car range was ‘Commended' in the GreenFleet City Car Manufacturer of the Year category.

    Against strong competition, Citroën's fleet car range impressed the judges with its choice of highly efficient, low emissions vehicles, including 65 vehicles with CO2 emissions of 120g/km or less (26 have CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km) to meet virtually any fleet car application.

  • Cactus concept aims to impress with less

    05 Sep 2013

    For our latest concept car, we've gone back to basics and asked ourselves, which elements of a modern car are essential, and which might be entirely superfluous? As technologies and possibilities move ever onward, we think it's good idea to pause once in a while and take a good look around. The result, to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month, is Citroën Cactus. Just like its desert plant namesake, Citroën Cactus thrives despite modest resources.And if the name and the mission seem familiar, that's because they are. In 2007 we exhibited our C-Cactus concept, which gathered into one vehicle many of our ideas about efficiency, sustainability and versatility at the time.

  • WTCC C-Elysée shines at Frankfurt, DS3 Cabrio Racing at Goodwood

    14 Aug 2013

    The fickle British weather was especially kind for the 20th running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held during July this year. And we had the perfect car for the glorious sunshine: DS3 Cabrio Racing, a special concept making its global debut at Goodwood. It features the same versatile, wide-opening roof mechanism as you’ll find in every DS3 Cabrio, which can open or close in just 16 seconds, even while the car zips along at motorway speeds.

  • New C4 Picasso sees the green light and a set of stars

    07 Aug 2013

    Barely out of the starting blocks, following its UK launch in July, our New C4 Picasso people carrier is already celebrating success. It was named Best MPV at the 2013 Next Green Car Awards this month, seeing off some stiff competition to take the title.

    Dr Ben Lane, Managing Editor of Next Green Car, said: "We have been very impressed by the New Citroën C4 Picasso, which not only offers families an attractive, responsive, economical and compact MPV but also should be congratulated for being the first conventionally-powered MPV to break through the 100g CO2/km barrier with the resultant efficiencies."

  • Citroën C4 Picasso takes a detour across Europe for summer 2013

    12 July 2013

    At Citroën, we're so excited by our New C4 Picasso compact MPV that we want everyone to know about it. So we've decided to take one of the first five-seaters, fresh from the factory, on a five-week, five-country marathon drive. We're calling it Le Social Détour.

    We'll be bringing our new family car closer to people in France, Spain, Belgium, Germany and the UK – starting in Paris. You can follow our progress through social media via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram.

  • Citroën Grand C4 Picasso – go large with your family car

    26 June 2013

    The latest generation of our C4 Picasso people carrier arrives in showrooms at the end of July. Like all new cars, our latest five-seater MPV has undergone a thorough grilling at the hands of the motoring media, who have praised its eye-catching style, practical interior and economical engines.

    It will soon be time to welcome the next step in versatile practicality, because C4 Picasso’s big brother will arrive before long. The New seven-seater Grand C4 Picasso will build on the strengths of its five-seat sibling, while boasting its own unique character.

  • Loeb & Citroën are racing in the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship

    25 June 2013

    After dominating several road-based events around the world for over twenty years, Citroën is now set to turn its attention to track racing, entering the FIA World Touring Car Championship (FIA WTCC) from 2014 onwards. This will be a new challenge for both Citroën Racing and for Sébastien Loeb, who will be driving one of the cars entered in the championship.

    "Citroën Racing has spent the last few months looking in detail at the opportunity of going ahead with this programme", revealed Frédéric Banzet, CEO of the Citroën Brand. "The WTCC is based on several aspects that are essential to Citroën: extensive media coverage, regulations that keep costs down and a genuinely global race calendar. Our involvement in this championship will give us not only another chance to showcase our Créative Technologie but it will also help us to develop the Brand in promising, growth markets such as China, Russia and South America. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our longstanding partner, Total, who will remain at our side for this new adventure."

  • International Engine of the Year - Award-winning engine with creative technology

    05 June 2013

    We are delighted to announce that a PSA Peugeot Citroën engine developed in cooperation with the BMW Group has been named best in the world for the seventh year running.

    Our founder, André Citroën, was an engineer and when he began making cars in 1919 he chose a technical symbol for his venture. Our famous double-chevron badge depicts a special kind of gear teeth still used in cars today, an innovation that he introduced to the market.

  • DS3 the best supermini, say owner reviews in JD Power survey

    24 May 2013

    The annual What Car? JD Power vehicle ownership satisfaction survey provides a tough test for every car manufacturer in the UK. Once a year, real-life owners are invited to assess what it’s like to run their chosen car, awarding marks for everything from style and comfort to reliability and dealer service.

    Given the revealing nature of the survey, we’re positively beaming with pride at the results achieved by our the smallest of our DS cars, in its first ever appearance in the study. DS3 romped home with first place among superminis in the 2013 league table, together with an impressive fourth place overall out of the 116 different cars of all shapes and sizes assessed this year.

  • Citroën triumphs at the Fleet World Honours

    21 May 2013

    At the prestigious Fleet World Honours awards 2013, held at the Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall, Citroën vehicles carried off no fewer than four of the big awards.

    Citroën Nemo was named the Van Fleet World Best Light Van; our Berlingo Electric won the Van Fleet World Environment Award accolade and we were named the Van Fleet World Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer for our hard work and fleet sales success over the past 12 months.

  • Celebrating the colourful history of the Citroën Méhari

    13 May 2013

    This year we are marking the 45th anniversary of one of our most fondly remembered models, the Citroën Méhari. First unveiled on 16 May 1968 in Deauville, France, Méhari borrowed its chassis from the contemporary Dyane 6 hatchback and shared an engine with our iconic 2CV saloon.

    Méhari resembled neither of its siblings, providing a minimalist jeep-style body made of corrugated ABS plastic. This novel construction material was light, didn't dent, and could be moulded into large and complex shapes. It could also be made brightly coloured without the need for paint. A bold innovation in car bodies at the time, ABS is now commonly used to make tough, impact-prone parts like bumpers and front wings.

  • Fringe benefits: Citroën sponsors Brighton's biggest arts festival

    2 May 2013

    This year's Brighton Fringe festival runs until Sunday 2 June, and for the third year in a row Citroën is the headline sponsor. The month-long arts festival is England's biggest, this year encompassing 704 events and more than 3,400 performances held in 181 different venues.

    The festival aims to stimulate, educate and entertain – goals that we think fit well with our own ethos at Citroën. We strive to create cars that excite the senses and are entertaining to drive. And while no car maker is anyone's first port of call for education, we do think our cars are pretty clever, stuffed safety technology.

  • DS Wild Rubis concept car debuts in Shanghai

    22 April 2013

    Visitors to the Shanghai Motor Show in China this week will be treated to a close-up view of our latest concept car, DS Wild Rubis, which previews a potential addition to our growing DS Line– a DS SUV.

    Is it really possible to be wild and rebellious and yet refined and sophisticated at the same time? We think the answer is an emphatic yes. DS Wild Rubis demonstrates that blending contrasting qualities can create a truly compelling vehicle.

  • Citroën Convertible: what the papers say about DS3 Cabrio

    15 April 2013

    At Citroën we strive to get even small details right, but some things will be forever beyond our influence. That was the case with the recent UK launch of our DS3 Cabrio. We found a lovely venue surrounded by beautiful country roads, invited the country’s motoring press, and hoped for some early spring sunshine. What we got, naturally, was a polar cold snap and deep drifts of snow. Not exactly the ideal weather for opening up our sporty soft-top.

    Fortunately, a great many journalists braved the inclement conditions, eager to sample our latest DS on British roads, whatever the weather. We might think that it’s our best convertible car yet, but would they agree?

  • How reusable automotive design helps us build stronger, lighter cars

    26 March 2013

    At Citroën, automotive engineering experts constantly strive to make our cars better in every way. With each new car generation, we want our cars to be safer, more comfortable, more efficient and, of course, to offer better value for money.

    You might assume these various aims can’t all be realised at once – that vehicle design always requires tradeoffs. That if we update the C3 and make it stronger and even safer in a crash, for example, it must be heavier and less economical as a result.

  • Celebrating three years of distinctive DS cars

    21 March 2013

    It’s hard to believe but it’s only three years since we launched the first car in of our modern DS line, in the arresting shape of DS3. We are understandably pleased with the reception received by all three of our DS cars, with DS3, DS4 and DS5 accounting for a collective total of more than 300,000 sales worldwide.

    Each of the three models offers a unique proposition, differing not just in size but in personality. However all three share important collective traits that unite the DS brand. Aside from the distinctive DS-diamond badge, the most obvious consistent theme is a distinctive premium quality, with each car displaying outstanding attention to detail that’s especially apparent from the inside.

  • Electric car news: HYdole and Hybride Eco – upcoming mild and plug-in hybrids

    10 March 2013

    The current Citroën range includes a purely electric car alongside a hybrid car that combines both electric and diesel propulsion, in the shape of our DS5 Hybrid4. Tomorrow’s Citroën hybrid cars will employ even more advanced technology to combine today’s freedom of movement with an even lower impact on the environment.

    We are busy working to deliver that future, and two promising research projects will reach fruition in the near future, offering big improvements in efficiency – called HYdole and Hybride Eco.

  • The Geneva Motor Show is the home of new cars for 2013

    7 March 2013

    This week sees the opening of the Geneva Motor Show, one of Europe’s most important showcases for the new cars of 2013. The Citroën stand will be crammed with eye-catching exhibits, chief among them our new Technospace concept car

    More practical than most show-car flights of fancy, Technospace provides a sneak preview of the next-generation C4 Picasso people carrier. The concept embodies our philosophy of 'CréativeTechnologie' – utilising the latest advances in technology to offer new possibilities to car buyers.

  • e-HDi Stop-Start technology – our cleaner air act

    4 March 2013

    Smoking has been banned in most enclosed public places in the UK since 2007. Today, it can feel hard to remember what it was once like to arrive home from an evening in the pub smelling like an ashtray, or trying to enjoy a meal through another diner’s cloud of after-dinner cigar. As a result, we now tend to take fresh air for granted.

    Give it a few years and we will probably start to feel the same way about our streets. As older cars are gradually retired from the roads, it will become increasingly remarkable – and perhaps remarkably unpleasant – to see an old banger puffing away from its exhaust pipe while doing nothing but standing still.

  • The new Citroën C3 to make world debut at Geneva Motor Show 2013

    22 Feb 2013

    The new Citroën C3 2013 will make its world debut at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show next month. Having sold almost 3 million examples since the model’s launch in 2002, this already popular model now has fresh features to strengthen and enhance its appeal.

    This latest Citroën C3, which is set for launch in early summer 2013 in the UK, reasserts its unique qualities with: ‘Créative Technologie’ in the shape of the panoramic Zenith windscreen, a proven success with customers that provides best-in-class visibility; Efficient powerplants to deliver CO2 emissions as low as 87g/km, with the option of the brand’s new PureTech 3-cylinder petrol car engines that deliver up to 15% more power and a 25% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the previous generation 4-cylinder units they replace.

  • Pay as you drive – how Connexion’s car insurance black box saves you money

    14 Feb 2013

    For many young people, a driving licence comes with a hefty ball and chain attached. Insurance costs can be crippling, with annual premiums often exceeding the price of a sensible second-hand car.

    Behind the eye-popping quotes lie years of accident statistics for younger drivers. Government figures confirm that drivers under 24 are more than twice as likely to end up in a nasty collision than older drivers. However, the data is seriously skewed by the minority of young drivers with bad habits. And it’s no coincidence that the most dangerous hours to be young and in a car coincide with closing time for pubs and clubs.

  • New Citroën concept car: the Technospace compact MPV

    08 Feb 2013

    With the Xsara Picasso, C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso and C3 Picasso, Citroën has built a real success story by asserting itself as one of the leaders in the compact MPV segment, one of the most popular forms of family car. Since 1999, 3 million Picassos have been sold. Now Citroën is entering a new phase in the sector by revealing the Citroën Technospace concept, which points to the brand’s future compact MPV that will be released from the second half of 2013.

  • Meet a new kind of hybrid with a compressed air engine and a hydraulic motor

    22 Jan 2013

    At Citroën, we already provide a broad range of choices for our customers, including electric cars and hybrid cars as well as highly efficient petrol and diesel options. In the near future, new technology developments, such as the air car, will bring still greater choice – and ever better fuel economy – into our showrooms.

    Our French parent company, PSA, recently revealed a new approach that promises to bring the efficiency and flexibility of a hybrid engine even to our smaller cars at a very reasonable cost. Called Hybrid Air, the technology replaces the expensive battery of today’s hybrids with compressed air energy storage. While we can’t exactly run a car on fresh air, our compressed air engine promises to provide the next best thing.

  • The people’s choice – Citroën’s exceptional range of people carriers

    16 Jan 2013

    Everyone knows that families come in all shapes and sizes, so we think it’s only sensible to build a range of large family cars to reflect that diversity. Our selection of people carriers alone covers a total of six different models in various different sizes. Whether you need to carry four, five, six, seven, or even more people, we have an option tailored to suit.

    The largest Citroën people carrier, the Dispatch Combi, is a modern minibus capable of transporting as many as ten people, including the driver, in airconditioned comfort. With modular seating and a choice of long or short versions, it’s a truly versatile carryall and the biggest family car anyone’s likely to need.

  • New petrol car engines bring more Citroëns under 100g/km

    8 Jan 2013

    It’s genuinely hard to get more out of less these days, but that’s just what we’ve achieved with our latest generation of petrol engines for smaller cars. We’ve managed to produce the same or superior power while using considerably less fuel, compared to our previous generation of petrol car engines.

    Our new PureTech petrol powerplants can improve fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 25% while offering much better or at least equivalent performance. They beautifully embody our philosophy of ‘CréativeTechnologie’ – employing cutting-edge technology to create desirable small cars that keep getting better and better.

  • How diesel hybrid cars unlock the secrets of superior economy

    29 Oct 2012

    It’s more than a decade since the first hybrid cars went on sale in the UK, and after a slow start the technology is now gaining maturity. Hybrids still make up only a small proportion of overall car sales, but their numbers are growing and their efficiency benefits are no longer in doubt. Virtually every manufacturer now has a hybrid or two in its plans, either in the showroom or on the drawing board.

    We are proud to number in the vanguard with an advanced hybrid model already on the road. Hybrid4 editions account for around a quarter of sales of our distinctive DS5 executive car.

  • The electrifying Citroën DS3 Electrum concept

    24 Oct 2012

    At the recent Paris Motor Show we exhibited an exciting new zero-emissions concept car, DS3 Electrum.

    Based on our popular DS3 hatchback, the Electrum is a ‘plugged-in’ concept electric vehicle that we think is perfect for today’s transport needs. We’ve replaced the car’s internal combustion engine and fuel tank with an electric motor and batteries. We’ve also given the car a unique turquoise and black livery that sets it apart from other DS3s.

  • Citroën clinches its eighth Manufacturers’ Championship at the Rallye de France

    15 Oct 2012

    Citroën rally driver Sébastien Loeb became World Rally Champion for the ninth time in succession at this month’s Rallye de France, at the same time securing another Manufacturers’ Championship for our very own Citroën Total World Rally Team.

    Fittingly, Sébastien and his co-driver Daniel Elena claimed their title with an outright win in the French rally, held in and around the city of Strasbourg. It was the 75th rally victory of their outstanding careers.

  • Citroën drivers take a trip down memory lane in their family cars

    02 Oct 2012

    All cars move people, but some journeys are more moving than others. We recently asked 1,000 parents aged 25 to 75 about their most memorable journey, and the results mark out many of the most emotional moments in family life.

    The very first, very cautious drive home with a newborn baby, in what was suddenly a family car, was cited by the majority of parents as their most enduring motoring memory; chosen by 26.9% of our survey group overall. It was the car journey most mentioned by women and men alike, although mums and dads had rather different views on the preceding trip.

  • Online car comparison just got easier with Citroën

    02 Oct 2012

    We carefully design all our cars to offer a generous selection of standard features, a broad range of options and excellent value for money. But we can’t expect you to take our word for it. That’s why we’ve partnered with KeeResources, an independent provider of automotive data, to bring you a simple way to compare our cars with any alternatives you might be considering.

    Our new online car comparison tool makes it a snip to line up your choice of Citroën against up to four competitors from other manufacturers. We’ll even suggest the most likely rivals to speed up the process, or you can manually select the exact makes, models and trim levels you’re interested from the whole of the UK car market.

  • New C1 Connexion – from Facebook to factory to forecourt

    28 Sep 2012

    Competition winner Steven Davies (40) from Anglesey in Wales has collected his prize of a brand new Citroën C1 Connexion from Elim Citroën in Llangefni after winning a competition on Citroën UK’s Facebook page. Sales Executive David Davies from Elim Citroën was present to hand over the keys to Steven, who has swapped his old Citroën C3 model for the brand new crowdsourced special edition.

    The C1 Connexion is the first production car in the UK created as part of a collaboration with Facebook. More than 24,000 configurations were submitted through Citroën’s Facebook page to create the special edition. Members of the public entered a virtual ‘factory floor’ to choose the model’s appearance and features. The final design was created from the most popular configuration – for more about the process, visit Citroën’s Facebook page and click on the ‘New C1 Connexion’ tab.

  • Natalie Duncan demonstrates that DS4 has music in its soul

    25 Sep 2012

    Two stories are woven enigmatically together in a new music video for singer-songwriter Natalie Duncan. Shot in a cinematic style with shades of film-noir, the video perfectly complements Natalie’s emotional, soulful performance of her latest track, Find Me A Home.

    Who is the young man, clutching a faded photograph? Why is he tracking down Natalie as she drives her red Citroën through the London night? And what will unfold as their two paths cross? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

  • DS3 WRC takes Loeb and Hirvonen ahead of the pack

    17 Sep 2012

    The recent Wales Rally GB provided a significant turning point in the 2012 World Rally Championship. With three of this year’s 13 races still on the calendar – France, Sardinia and Spain still lie ahead – only two drivers remain in contention for the title. And very happily, both drive for Citroën in the DS3 WRC.

    After finishing second and fifth in Wales, Sébastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen pushed all the other drivers out of the running for the title.

  • Citroën at the Paris Motor Show 2012

    17 Sep 2012

    The Paris Motor Show 2012 is now just a few weeks away, and as a distinctively French manufacturer we are of course preparing a fabulous display for visitors to our home motor show.

    There will be the very first opportunity to see our exciting new Cabrio, a DS3 convertible, in action. This world premiere will demonstrate how we’ve preserved DS3’s distinctive style and practical appeal while adding a powered folding roof for instant sunshine.

  • Electric Car Odyssey – around the world in 250 charges

    12 Sep 2012

    This month will mark the conclusion of an epic journey that has amply demonstrated the capabilities of our C-Zero electric car.

    On a chilly Saturday in February this year, adventurers Antonin Guy and Xavier Degon set off from Strasbourg in France in their compact battery-powered Citroën. Ahead of them lay an Electric Odyssey spanning more than 15,000 miles, eight months and 17 different countries.

  • Meet DS3 Cabrio, the new convertible from Citroën

    31 Aug 2012

    We like to think the sky’s the limit when it comes to our cars, and occasionally that aim comes almost literally true. New DS3 Cabrio will add infinite headroom to the many existing virtues of our stylish little car, ensuring that nothing stands between you and the wide blue sky – except perhaps a hat.

    Our new soft-top DS3 convertible will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show later next month, where visitors will be able to see its innovative new folding roof in action. DS3 cabriolet’s canvas covering can be quickly set to one of four different positions: fully closed; an intermediate position like a big sunroof; a horizontal setting that offers open-air motoring to rear passengers as well; and finally a totally open position with the fabric roof neatly stowed away at the rear.

  • DS3’s date with sizzling Caribbean band Cover Drive

    29 Aug 2012

    A special guest star has made a striking appearance alongside hot music act Cover Drive. Actually, make that two guest stars. The latest video from the Caribbean quartet features not only a rap by Dappy from N-Dubz, but also a star turn from our very own DS3 supermini.

    The new video, directed by Grammy-nominated Swedish director Marcus Lundin, follows Cover Drive as they enter a low-key Battle of the Bands contest in a sweltering basement bar. With an infectious performance of their latest Carib-pop song, Explode, the band quickly transform the jaded atmosphere and get everyone in the bar up on their feet and smiling.

  • Citroën Deals & Rewards for September – DS3, C1, more

    24 Aug 2012

    Our stylish DS3 supermini has won plenty of plaudits and awards, but what really counts is winning over real customers. So we are delighted by the number of UK buyers who have chosen to drive home a new DS3 this year. A total of 10,206 examples were bought in the first seven months of 2012, a huge increase over the 6,118 we sold during the same period last year.

    The numbers demonstrate that DS3 – launched in 2010 – is still growing strongly in reputation and popularity. To date more than 27,000 buyers have been won over by our car’s unique combination of good looks, distinctive personality and great value for money. No wonder it has become our current best-seller.

  • Classic cars shine at ICCCR – Avant, H-Van, 2CV and more!

    03 Jul 2012

    A global phenomenon held once every four years recently returned to the UK, for the first time in decades. And while the eyes of the world focused on London and the Olympics, lovers of fine cars were drawn instead to Harrogate, for the 15th International Citroën Car Club Rally (ICCCR), which took place over four days in August.

    Founded in Britain in 1973, and last held here in 1984, the ICCCR is now a growing, globe-trotting success. The 2008 rally was held in Rome, while this year, more than 7,500 Citroën enthusiasts converged on Harrogate from all around the globe.

  • Citroën at Goodwood 2012 – all eyes on the DS line

    07 Jun 2012

    Earlier this summer, 185,000 visitors attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed – the annual celebration of all that’s fast and fun in the world of motoring.

    Over the years since its 1993 founding the festival has expanded and diversified enormously, offering a broad range of attractions for the automotive enthusiast. But the focus of the event is always the Hillclimb course, offering the chance to see famous names driving landmark vehicles – at greatly varying levels of pace and noise.

  • The New C1 Car, Connexion - a Citroën 'Design-a-Car' project that proves a hit on Facebook!

    16 May 2012

    Citroën has orchestrated the UK’s first-ever crowd-sourced production car, produced as a collaboration with Facebook. It is the New Citroën C1 Connexion, a funky and fabulous small car, and now it can be seen on the Citroën Facebook UK page.

    Facebook fans took to the competition with gusto and more than 24,000 configurations, all created online, were submitted. The competition was made possible thanks to a specially designed app on the Citroën UK official Facebook page - a virtual factory floor was created so fans could determine what special features the New C1 Connexion should have.

  • DS5 beats other big cars to win Diesel Car award

    10 May 2012

    When we designed our DS5 hatchback, the flagship of our premium DS range, we worked hard to create a sophisticated large car with real quality and an individual sense of style. So we’re delighted by the number of people who have applauded our efforts. The latest independent assessment comes from Diesel Car magazine, which crowned DS5 the Best Large Car in its 2012 Car of the Year Awards.

  • Get a taste of DS5 with an inspirational menu

    25 April 2012

    Citroën and Chef Tim Anderson, the winner of BBC MasterChef 2011, are joining culinary forces to create a unique pop-up restaurant at a secret location in Shoreditch, London, as part of the launch for Citroën’s stylish new flagship DS5. Citroën has commissioned a series of delightful cinemagraphs – subtly moving images - highlighting Tim’s culinary talents!

  • Citroën collaborates with Arsenal and the English National Ballet

    11 April 2012

    Football, ballet and New Citroën DS5 - it’s an unusual combination to be sure but the three icons of sport, culture and motoring have joined forces for a unique campaign.

    Arsenal players, best known for their fancy footwork on the pitch rather than the stage, performed alongside dancers from the English National Ballet in a series of videos to promote New DS5. It is the latest phase of an innovative ongoing campaign for DS5 that has already won the Top Gear Family Car of the Year prize.

  • New C1 Connexion – the city car crowd-sourced

    3 April 2012

    Citroën UK and Facebook have joined forces for a very special design-a-car project – a crowd-sourced New Citroën C1, the popular city car. A special edition New Citroën C1 Connexion will be designed by members of the public via the Citroën Facebook page. This exciting use of social media will result in the first production car in the UK created as part of a direct partnership between an automaker and a social networking site.

    The configuration process means Facebook fans will choose the features they want on the car and the most popular variant will go into production with a competition to win the first Citroën C1 Connexion models. The project has the strapline of ‘You like it. We make it.’ and it will take place on a specially created app on Citroën UK’s official Facebook page www.facebook.com/citroenuk. The car design process is open until 30 April.

  • DS4 Racing unveiled; Citroen’s new powerhouse

    27 March 2012

    The Geneva Motor Show will be the site of the great unveiling of Citroën’s latest concept car, DS4 Racing. It sends out a clear signal as to where Citroën plans to go with its highly successful line of high performance cars.

    Citroën DS4 Racing is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine with 256bhp, a record for a Citroën performance car. Despite this impressive power, CO2 emissions are still only at just 155g/km.

  • New Citroën DS5 test drive videos now online

    20 March 2012

    The winners of New Citroën’s DS5 Star Experience competition have tested out their Top Gear TV presenting skills in the south of France. Review videos starring all five winners were made featuring their road tests of Citroën’s new flagship vehicle as they took the car through its paces against a backdrop of stunning scenery and five-star lifestyle experiences. They are now all online on the Citroën Facebook UK page so fans can vote for their favourite video and win a luxury weekend away.

  • 10 winners receive Citroën Creative Awards

    14 March 2012

    The competition was fierce with 802 entries from 87 countries - but there could only be 10 winners of the 2012 Citroën Creative Awards. A prestigious panel of judges chose winners in the three categories and they were presented at Citroën’s international showcase, C_42, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

    Both experienced and amateur designers took part. The ‘Ideas Contest’category focused on the travelling comfort of the Citroën cars of the future, the ‘Video Contest’ focused on capturing the visionary design of the new DS5 and the ‘Style Contest’ allowed aspiring fashion designers to create an outfit inspired by the Citroën DS3.

  • Geneva Motorshow 2012: Citroën's busy stand

    06 March 2012

    The Citroën stand at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show will feature as its star attraction the world premiere of new Citroën C4 Aircross.

    Marrying style, innovation and practicality in a compact SUV, an exclusive version of the C4 Aircross will be on display in Geneva with all-new Vapor Grey frosted texture paint. There is a chrome finish on the roof bars, door mirrors and door handles and two-tone diamond-effect wheel rims. Motorists will enjoy a high driving position and everyone in the car will appreciate the panoramic glass roof.

  • The DS5 Star Experience; perfume, wine and the DS Line

    05 March 2012

    The five winners of Citroën UK's DS5 Star Experience competition got to be among the first British drivers to get behind the wheel of Citroën's newest launch and carry out a real DS5 review, while experiencing the best the south of France has to offer.

    Starting out at an ultra-luxurious and modern hotel, truly reflecting the brand values of new DS5, Kube Hotel was the perfect choice as the accommodation for the winners. The glass cube reception area, which gives the hotel its signature name, is reminiscent of the panoramic glass roof of new DS5 and both the car and the hotel have stylish, modern interiors.

  • New Citroën DS3 Ultra Prestige now in UK showrooms

    28 Feb. 2012

    Citroën has enjoyed tremendous success with the DS3 line-up of cars and this is set to continue with another model now available in UK showrooms. Hot on the heels of its premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, new DS3 Ultra Prestige adds a prestigious new dimension to this personality-laden range.

    There is a petrol and a diesel engine to choose from for your new DS3, with the petrol version costing £20,700. The CO2-efficient eHDi diesel is priced at £20,900 and features Stop & Start, a great fuel-saving option especially in city traffic. Both versions come with a six-speed manual gearbox.

  • Five Facebook fans review DS5 in style

    20 Feb. 2012

    The scenic south of France was the stunning backdrop for a mass test drive of new Citroën DS5. It was a test drive with a difference as five Citroën UK Facebook fans won the chance to be among the first to experience new DS5, review the car and show off their skills as aspiring Top Gear presenters in the DS5 Star Experience.

    Sabina Green and her husband Simon left their three kids at home to enjoy a luxury escape in the south of France. Jeff Walsh, an engineer, had a very personal connection to DS5 as he had worked on the Concorde which has featured in a creative photo shoot with new DS5 as well as the classic DS model. Ivana and Ed, the fun young couple of the group are both driving enthusiasts who had a hard time deciding who'd get behind the wheel first!

  • Prices and specifications for new Citroën DS5

    20 Feb. 2012

    The UK market has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of new Citroën DS5, already voted Family Car of the Year by Top Gear magazine. It is now on sale and the full details about DS5 prices and specifications have been released. It will be priced from £22,400 up to £32,200 for the top-of-the-line DSport Hybrid4 version. And don't worry, you won't have to wait long for the DS5 UK release date!

    As well as uniquely sleek exterior lines and an aviation-inspired interior with a three-part glass roof, the big news is that it is the first production Citroën to be offered with a Hybrid4 full-hybrid diesel engine.

  • Citroën Berlingo wins major LCV award

    14 Feb. 2012

    The Citroën Berlingo van has won a major award thanks to its versatility and efficiency. Awarded 'Best LCV of 2012' award by the Institute of Transport Management (ITM), a great honour and testament to the attraction of the Berlingo LCV amongst businesses, especially fleet buyers.

  • Citroën Business sales increase in Britain

    7 Feb. 2012

    Despite tough financial times, Citroën has proven it can succeed in a crisis and help local businesses in the process. Citroën Business Centres have reported a 71.4% increase in car sales to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and a 23.3% increase in LCV sales in 2011. Futhermore, the 90-strong Business Centre network posted a 40% increase in B2B car sales last year.

    This success, which has outperformed market trends, has been largely attributed to the Business Centres making fleet car sales and other vehicle purchases a simple task for British businesses. The centres offer a one-stop-shop solution for SME customers.

  • Citroën recognised at 2012 What Van? Awards

    31 Jan. 2012

    Citroën UK's commitment to customer service in the real world and the virtual world has been recognised with multiple honours at the 2012 What Van? Awards.

    The Citroën Vans - Business Class programme has taken out the What van? Innovation Award while the Citroën Ready To Run special vehicles programme has won the What Van? One-Stop-Shop Award for the fifth year in a row. To top it off - and as a nice follow-on from winning the best website in the Car Dealer magazine e-wards - Citroën UK's car website gained a highly commended mention in the What Van? website category.

  • Citroën wins Car Dealer Magazine web award

    24 Jan. 2012

    For the second year in a row, Citroën UK has won Car Dealer Magazine's Eward for the automotive manufacturer with the best website design. The judges were looking for the car website that served the dual purpose of being user-friendly for both consumers and dealers. After winning the prize last year, Citroën UK has retained their title with a website that has been upgraded since then - this didn't escape the judge's attention with features such as easier navigation and social media integration ticking their boxes. Describing the car site's design as "bold, detailed and engaging", the carousel feature of Citroën's design has again won plaudits from the judges.

    Another attraction for the judges was the interaction with consumers with offers of genuinely great prices. The free fuel offer, a chance to win a Citroën DS3 Racing, motorsport updates such as the success of the World Rally Champion team and the facility to "like" Citroën on Facebook were among the strong promotional features praised by the judges.

  • Citroën and Arsenal FC create striking series of 'cinemagraphs'

    18 Jan. 2012

    Citroën UK and Arsenal Football Club have produced a series of cinemagraphs – subtly animated images – featuring New Citroën DS5 and first team players Mikel Arteta, Laurent Koscielny and club captain Robin Van Persie.

    Revealing hints of movement in each composition, the cinemagraphs show the players executing their best ball skills around Citroën's brand new flagship and executive car, DS5.

  • New Citroën DS5 poses with Concorde

    17 Jan. 2012

    Two icons - one automotive and one aeronautical - have come together for a special photo shoot for the holiday season. New Citroën DS5, which will be launched in March 2012, has been photographed alongside the Concorde aircraft at France's Le Bourget Airport by Laurent Nivalle, a photographer at Citroën Styling.

    New DS5, as well as a classic example of the Citroën DS from the 1950s were featured in the photo shoot, which was part of an initiative by the C-Forum Citroën fan club. As well as bringing together two icons that are synonymous with France, the aviation-themed photo shoot is a clever nod to the stylish interior design of new DS5. Inside, there are pilot-style overhead switches inspired by aeroplane cockpits, a head-up display and a clever roof divided into three light wells.

  • Brussels Motor Show debut for new Citroën C1

    9 Jan. 2012

    The Brussels Motor Show will be the stage for the unveiling of one the cleanest, greenest compact cars ever produced by Citroën. It is the New Citroën C1, the popular entry-level car which has already sold more than 620,000 units worldwide. In the UK alone, more than 80,000 have been sold since its 2005 debut.

    There is also a new gearbox, the Electronic Gearbox System (EGS) with paddle controls for better handling, part of Citroën's 'Creative Technologie' commitment. This version has CO2 emissions of just 104g/km and also boasts impressive fuel consumption at 62.8mpg on the combined cycle. It packs plenty of great features in a 3.44m-long body such as daytime running lights, a CD audio system with Citroën's integrated Connecting Box for Bluetooth® compatibility. Customers can choose from a three- or five-door body and there's plenty of storage including a boot that can go from 139 litres to more than 700 litres with a few easy adjustments.