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Celebrating the Citroen DS

Citroen DS

Iconic Citroën DS to celebrate its 60th birthday at the London Classic Car Show (January 8-11). The DS (pronounced Déesse, the French word for Goddess) was launched at the 1955 Paris Motor Show where its avant-garde design stunned show goers. At a time when most cars were rear-wheel drive and …

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Pixie Lott’s car co-star

Pixie Lott with her DS 3

Pop star Pixie Lott opts for a DS3 in the video for her new single ‘Break Up Song’. Singer-songwriter and Strictly Come Dancing star Pixie Lott is continuing her on-screen love affair with Citroen’s DS brand. The video for ‘Break Up Song (released September 19) also features Pixie’s real-life boyfriend, …

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Citroen CX celebrates 40th

Citroen CX

Hard to believe, but Citroen’s ground-breaking CX is 40 years old this year. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1974 and produced until 1991, the Citroën CX has reached a landmark birthday. Bold and stylish, the CX was advanced for its time featuring a turbocharged diesel engine, a GTi …

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New Citroen C1 – review

New Citroen C1 supermini

Some cars are forgettable, some grow on you and others immediately put a smile on your face. The new Citroen C1 is definitely the latter. Perhaps it’s partly because it has a big, cheeky smile. It also has a lot to do with the way it drives. I genuinely haven’t …

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Exclusive topless Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing limited edition

Get your skates on if you want to own one of only 10 right hand drive Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing specials. The rally-inspired DS3 is now on sale, but out of 100 examples worldwide, just 10 examples are coming to the UK. Citroën says the limited edition “combines sporting performance, …

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Motor Industry In A State Of Flux

2012 was a very strange year for the motor industry. Some car makers did well whilst others languished at the back of the pack. The results of the overall figures for the year are surprising. Astonishingly, sales of new cars were actually up by five percent over the previous year …

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The Low-Down on French Cars

Peugeot 207

France conjures images of great food, Parisian nightlife, beautiful women and San Tropez beaches. It has also been the source of some great cars. Renault was absent from the US market for 20 years and had a less-than-stellar reputation due to such cars as the Alliance, 12 and Le Car. …

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It’s All About Family Cars

Most adults remember those carefree casual pre-parental days when you could drop the folding roof, engage sport mode and take off on a random driving adventure. Then, one day, a happy announcement is made and the responsibilities start to pile up. Time to think family. Now, the family unit can …

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The Price of Fuel

Call me paranoid, but I reckon that there is a conspiracy afoot. We all know that petrol prices can fluctuate – because of market variations or the situation in a country thousands of miles from us – but the word ’fluctuate’ kind of indicates something that goes up and down. …

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Rally to Road

Is there any purpose to car rallying in this day and age? Do the technological advances in performance and handling have any place on today’s public roads? Car manufacturers certainly seem to think so. In 1986 the great Finnish rally driver Henry Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto were leading …

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