Yes, we’re aware of the date, but we have huge news for fans of French cars. Automobile reports that PSA Peugeot Citroën’s will announce on April 5 that its new upmarket brand DS is coming to the U.S. after all. Sacrebleu!
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.
Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas.
When Citroën unveiled the DS in 1955, they did so before a Paris Motor Show audience who found their jaws on the floor. With its sleek, futuristic styling and laundry list of advanced technological features, the DS quickly became the most impressive car in the world.
There was this fella who liked girls dressed as pirate wenches. Hard to find, but gratifying enough to endure the lyme disease. Yearn for a French-speaking Canadian milk maid? Have we got the car-truck for you. (H/T everyone!)
You'll need to suspend your disbelief while watching this 2000 music video by Da Slammin Phrogz, because nodding-dog dolls wouldn't get enough bounce action to function while perched in a suspension hydropneumatique-equipped Citroën. Ditto for the gill-style door panel gaps.
Cool guy, sexy woman, two ads, one theme: quit mining the past and do something original. It's about time somebody pointed this out.
Geneva Motor Show is coming up in March and there will be plenty of new cars from European makers, many of which will be compact and rather blah. Here's four we're probably not going to be going ga-ga over.
We're still disappointed with the direction the Citroen DS Inside Concept as it indicates the DS3 will be a premium compact but does little justice to the original DS. Inside, it pays even less homage.
Christian Pearce, illustrator extraordinaire, sees no limits when it comes to his hot rod art, proving that even the touchscreen-enabled Nintendo DS and the homebrew app, Colors can be a deadly combo for imaginative creation.