Can You Imagine Kurt Cobain Driving A Citroën DS?

The owner of this 1969/2 Citroën DS21 says this car was to the car industry what Nirvana was to the music world. They both make a big impression but good luck trying to understand them. » 2/25/15 1:38pm 2/25/15 1:38pm

1972 Citroën DS Break: The Jalopnik Classic Review

I'll admit, when I moved to Chapel Hill, NC from LA last year, I was pretty despondent about leaving LA's amazing carscape. I'm delighted to say that I was more pessimistic than I needed to be. This was proven conclusively when I passed a house, not five minutes from my own, that was infested with Citroëns. Seeing… » 2/18/15 2:34pm 2/18/15 2:34pm

Want French Cars Back In America? Wish For Their Success In China!

This is the Citroën DS 5, their new flagship car that "carries all the genes of the DS brand" and is here "to revive the tradition of French premium vehicles." It's also a four-door hatchback. » 2/16/15 10:10am 2/16/15 10:10am

The World At The End Of 2014: A 2CV Costs More Than A Rolls

I'm not exactly sure what this says about our world, but I feel like it's an indicator of something important. Right at this moment, the current state of human life on Earth has progressed to a point where a 2-cylinder Citroën 2CV costs $10,000 more than a long-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. This is meaningful,… » 12/29/14 9:40pm 12/29/14 9:40pm

Can You Find A More Comfortable Car For Sale Than This Citroën?

Now, I haven't been in this long wheelbase 1986 Citroën CX, but with its hydropneumatic suspension that can smooth out the roughest of roads, and an interior fit for the gods, I'd be willing to say that there isn't a more comfortable car on sale right now. » 12/22/14 5:19pm 12/22/14 5:19pm

This Brigitte Bardot Movie Has Some Of The Best Awful Driving In Cinema

There's a lot of movies I know almost nothing about save for the cars in them. Mid-century French cinema is not something I'll pretend to be an expert on, but man, do they have some great traffic sequences. And this one, from the 1961 movie la Bride Sur le Cou has one of the best awful driving sequences I've ever seen. » 12/08/14 9:50pm 12/08/14 9:50pm

Rally's Most Successful Driver Teams Up With Wife And Wins French Rally

France's Rallye du Var is the preview to the biggest rally in the world, the upcoming Monte Carlo Rally. And a husband and wife pair just won the du Var event. » 12/01/14 4:50pm 12/01/14 4:50pm

Slow Your Roll, Sebastien Loeb's Rallye Monte Carlo Drive Is A One-Off

Yes, insanely dominant World Rally Championship driver Sebastien Loeb and his co-driver Daniel Elena are back in a rally car for Rallye Monte Carlo. No, they won't pwn all the n00bs in WRC, at least not for the entire season. It's a one-off drive. Here's why we love it anyway. » 11/25/14 11:40am 11/25/14 11:40am

Overdriving Crash Sends Rally Car Four Wheels In To The Air

This weekend's season-concluding Wales Rally GB could have been called Overdriving: The WRC Event. Here's what happened when one driver pressed a little bit too hard. » 11/19/14 5:15pm 11/19/14 5:15pm

[This is a Citroën TUB van, a little front-driver built off of the same architecture as the landmark Traction Avant. A precursor to the great H van, the TUB was built from '39-'41 and remains utterly adorable. Photo Credit: Citroën] » 11/11/14 9:32pm 11/11/14 9:32pm

This Is The Only Good And Proper Way To React When Your Car Is On Fire

I mean, what else do you say? What else can you say? Besides "OH GOD SOMEONE PLEASE GET A FIRE EXTINGUISHER MY CAR IS ON FIRE," what else do you say? Besides that? You say what this guy says. » 10/23/14 7:15pm 10/23/14 7:15pm

Of Course Citroën Made Celebratory Berets For Their Touring Car Win

Citroën didn't expect to win the World Touring Car Championship manufacturer's title in its first year of participation, but they did. So, they made a nice little season wrap-up video...and berets. Celebratory berets. Vive le Citroën! » 10/13/14 12:51pm 10/13/14 12:51pm

Peugeot-Citröen May Be Coming Back To The US In 2020

I'm sure there's a certain chunk of our readership who's spit-taking Orangina at the screen and crushing their croque-monsieurs in their hands in barely-contained glee. The brand we'd get would be DS, not exactly Citröen or Peugot, but it'd still be great to see some French iron back on our shores. If it happens. » 10/07/14 11:42am 10/07/14 11:42am

The Real Top Gear In Argentina Story Is This Chilean Citröen

Sure, it's a big deal when Jeremy Clarkson pisses off an entire country and gets run out by an angry mob, but lost in all the speculation of license plate-based trolling and smashed car windows was this very important detail: it looks like the Top Gear special will feature a Citröneta, one of the weirdest 2CV variants… » 10/03/14 4:30pm 10/03/14 4:30pm

Don't Laugh, This Citroen With Insane Doors Is Actually Close To Reality

Forget the lack of rear visibility, the bonkers door mechanism and the crystals in the cabin. The Citroën Divine DS Concept is much more than just a bunch of show elements put together for the Paris audience. This has the ingredients of something far more important for France's most quirky automaker. » 10/03/14 2:37pm 10/03/14 2:37pm

The Nissan Pao Was Japan's Answer to the Classic 1960s Euro Hatch

Welcome to Cars of The Ku, a new weekend segment where I highlight a cool car I've found around where I live. Ku (区) is the Japanese word for "city ward." Today's car of the Ku is this mint green Nissan Pao. » 9/21/14 9:00am 9/21/14 9:00am

The Citroen Divine DS Concept Is An Avant-Garde Chameleon

The Citroën Divine DS Concept is a design exercise using the finest materials and showing how the DS brand's future is all about endless customization and style. » 9/19/14 10:34am 9/19/14 10:34am

1978 Citroën Dyane 6 Confort: Jalopnik Classic Mini-Review

Being a motor journalist has some really wonderful perks, like free overnight, after-hours access to any Sizzler's salad bar. I think my favorite perk is that you can often convince motor museums to let you actually drive some of their cars. Which is exactly what I did at the fantastic Lane Motor Museum. » 9/03/14 2:37pm 9/03/14 2:37pm

A Citroen 2CV Is Silly Fun With 95 HP And A Lunatic Behind The Wheel

The Citröen 2CV is an entertaining steer, even with half the ponies of your lawnmower. But swapping in a 95 horsepower motorcycle engine makes it pure lunacy. And we love lunacy. » 8/28/14 9:44am 8/28/14 9:44am