Context is the scaffold of understanding and without any context me saying that a tiny little French hatchback with scarcely over 100 horsepower is fun sufficient enough to dine out on forever will sound insane. I’m not. Allow me to explain why you should lust after a Renault Twingo GT.
Paris doesn’t want its old cars! They’re sick of the pollution, sick of the traffic. Eliminating those things are noble goals and I support them for many reasons—not the least of which is that I’m hoping France’s loss could be America’s gain.
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.
I’m positive that if we keep writing about sweet European wagons, Americans will turn and the crossover mania will finally be toned down for good. But for now, let’s focus on four-wheel steering, because surprisingly enough, this affordable Renault family car has it.
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.
The difference between the first real crossover and most of what followed is that the AMC Eagle was awesome. But so was the Citroën Xantia Break Buffalo 4x4.
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.
In 1984, Pierre Heymann's revolutionary design for a spacious family car was put into production by Matra for Renault, and the minivan was born. Thirty years later, the Espace turns into a crossover.
Peugeot might have won the European Car of the Year award with the 308, but you shouldn't care about such bullshit. Take a look at the new 308 GT instead.
This week we learned PSA Peugeot Citroën has an ambitious plan to return to the U.S. and permanently dethrone Germany and Japan as the manufacturers of America's favorite imports. (Okay, none of that is really true.) What cars should they bring over?
This documentary retraces the history of one of France's most iconic cars. All in French, no subtitles, but if you love French cars vous aussi, pouvez probablement connaître le français
Nobody does weird cars like the French.
A return to the U.S. market is probably the last thing on the minds of Peugeot-Citroen and Renault. There have been no new French cars for sale here in almost 25 years. The companies are still on shaky financial ground. But the cars being pressed with saving them look good, and good enough for Americans.
And one of the most gorgeous too. With 270 horsepower, a six-speed manual and a Torsen differential, this is one French car America would love to have.
Peugeot has an all-new 308 hatchback on the horizon, and it would be decidedly un-French of them not to offer a hotted-up version of said hatchback. Meet the 308R, which gets 266 horsepower out of just 1.6 liters.
It was November 2006: I was post-college unemployed and had just moved to Long Island City. When I wasn't job-searching, I was pretty deep into reading random Wikipedia entries and watching Arrested Development reruns.