Good news: Citroën, the French maker of forbidden fruit for us Americans, has revived the C6 nameplate for a new sedan. Bad news: unlike the last C6, which was weird and magical and smooth as hell to drive, this new car approaches Passat levels of boring.
I, for one, am very excited about Citroën’s planned return to the United States, even if it begins with some kind of ride-sharing service. This country badly needs an injection of French funkiness, the kind Europeans got for years with cars like this Citroën CX.
French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën today confirmed that they are, in fact, plotting a return to the United States after being gone for decades. But not in the way any of us expected.
In Europe there is a van. It is called the Citroen Jumpy. “Jumpy” is a great name for anything. It’s a great name for a van.
There’s been a gaping hole in the U.S. car market since 1991, a hole that is sorely felt by many enthusiasts but probably barely noticed by most consumers: there are no French cars for sale. As a lover of the quirky glorie that the French bring to cars, it’s exciting to hear that PSA Peugeot-Citroën is considering a…
The interior alone on the DS E-Tense took, as the now-distinct luxury brand from Citroën claims, 800 hours to design, test, and produce. I believe it. This thing looks amazing.
Have you ever seen the bottom side of a Citroën DS? The Tesla Model S has nothing on this 1954 design. Photo credit: Citroënët
Just so we’re clear: if I had stupid expensive weird old car money, I’d buy a Citroën SM.
Sebastien Loeb will return to the World Rally Championship as an owner next year as Autosport reports, running a team in the Junior WRC for 2016. He may have been dumped by Citroën, but that doesn’t he can’t run his own chevron-badged car if he wants to.
Of all the modern Euro hot hatches that are forbidden fruit to us Americans, the Citroën DS3 Racing is my favorite, because orange wheels. Ever driven one?
[When Citroën got Lotus to turn their Visa hatchback into a top-level rally car, did Lotus move the Visa’s front engine to the rear, as was standard for the WRC monsters of the day? No! They just stuck a Visa body on a Lotus Esprit chassis. Read more about this cancelled program at Weird Cars. Photo: Citroën, or maybe…
Yes. This amazing thing is happening. It’s electric, it’s a four-seater cabriolet, and clearly, it’s a proper Citroën that will make the world a better place.
This week’s Jason Drives is a little bit different than normal, in that I don’t drive anything that’s genuinely absurd and/or trying to murder me. I’m not going to lie to you, it feels weird. Real weird.
Futuristic Jetsons-like styling, adjustable suspension, turning headlights, and a manual gearbox unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Sound like the future? How about a 1973 Citroën SM.
This concept based on the brilliant Citroën C4 Cactus is just the perfect third car to have in California. Or in his case, I guess the 300th.
Vans will slide: fact. Codrivers are not good at drawing in a lumbering vehicle sliding around on a rally stage: also fact. The World Rally Championship put them to the test recently, and the results were, ah, predictable?
There’s something Citroën got right with wacky plastic body cladding on the C4 Cactus that the likes of Pontiac didn’t: it wasn’t just a styling cue. No, these plastic “airbumps” are right where people are most likely to ding your doors, and made of plastic specifically designed not to even care. That’s brilliant.