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Citroen has unveiled today the first details on the new DS4, the second model in Citroen’s distinctively-styled DS line. Official debut will be made at the Paris Auto Show and sales will begin in 2011.

The new DS4 model is distinguished by the DS signature: striking LED light, a chrome-finished waistline surrounding dark tinted windows, muscular wheel arches, tautly drawn roofline with a spoiler for added vitality, chrome rear bumper and light clusters highlights.

On the interior, DS4 offers a choice of five leather combination, including two-tone options. Range-topping models are also equipped with high quality leather on the dashboard and door panels - complete with a ‘Bracelet’ design on the seats, evoking the links of a watch strap.

The DS4 can be ordered with Citroen’s micro-hybrid e-HDi technology, which is available from launch on versions powered by the HDi 110 engine. This system combines an economical HDi Euro V diesel power plant , new generation Stop & Start system, a second-generation reversible alternator and an e-booster function.

Press release after the jump.

We were introduced to the Citroen DS3 R3 about a month and a half ago and we are finally going to be able to see it in action. The car will make its debut at Ulster Rally in the early afternoon of Friday, August 20, 2010.

This will be the first time that the DS3 goes head to head with its rivals, before being offered for sale to customers. Using its four-cylinder 1.6-liter THP (high pressure turbo) engine, the R3 version of the DS3 hatchback will be able to put some competitive miles out at the Ulster Rally. Of course, the engine had to be outfitted with racing parts such as air box, camshaft, pistons, connecting rods, exhaust and turbo systems, electronic unit, etc., in order to be up for the task. These parts allow the hatchback to deliver 210hp of racing power.

"The Ulster Rally is a very tricky event where competitors have to deal with narrow roads that offer little grip. The variable weather conditions in Ireland are capable of springing both nice and nasty surprises so these are sure to be a determining factor in the outcome of the rally. The ideal result for us in Antrim would be to win Group R and finish in the top five overall. From a sporting point of view, Ireland and Great Britain are very important customer competition markets for our company."

Check back with us on August 20th to see more details on the maiden racing voyage of the Citroen DS3 R3!

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Recently the Citroen Survolt made its first laps at the Le Mans circuit, but Citroen only unveiled images of the event so today, we are happy to report that we have a video of the concept as it rounds the legendary circuit! Behind the wheel was Vanina Ickx who said: "I am very happy to participate in this unique project. On the track, I had a very good sensation. It’s a real race car, with a very promising potential for the future."

The car measures 3.85m long, 1.87.m wide, and 1.2m high and weighs in at just 1,150 kg. It comes with a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork. The Survolt can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 162 mph.

Citroen, we would just like to say that we would love it if you would just hurry up the production version . How about it? Pretty please!

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French automaker Citroen is working on bringing two of its concepts to life, the Metropolis luxury sedan and the Survolt sports car.

The company’s recent attempts to break into the European luxury sedan market haven’t gone well, as the C6 hasn’t sold like Citroen had hoped. The Metropolis is the next step for the company and it could be the new DS9.

“We cannot afford to let the likes of Audi, Mercedes and BMW forge into Citroën’s heartland supermini territory without fighting back and pushing into theirs,” PSA design boss Jean-Pierre Ploue said to Autocar.

He added that selling high-end luxury cars in Europe isn’t easy at the moment, but the new DS9 could do great things for Citroen.

The sports car Survolt has been seen on the roads before, as it was at the Le Mans Classic race giving a demonstration.

“It’s still our intention to put the Survolt into low-volume production, and we’re pursuing the idea of a one-make race series,” an Autocar source confirmed.

Source: Autocar

After Citroen announced that the GTbyCitroen will not make it to production , the French company is now focusing on a production version for the Survolt and the Metropolis concepts. In an interview with AutoCar PSA design boss Jean-Pierre Ploué said: "We cannot afford to let the likes of Audi, Mercedes and BMW forge into Citroën’s heartland supermini territory without fighting back and pushing into theirs. Selling large luxury cars in Europe is not easy at the moment, but I believe Citroën has a great deal more to bring to the market."

The Survolt is an electric sports car that sprints from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 162 mph.

The Citroen Metropolis is a big luxury sedan with a wheelbase bigger than both the Audi A8 or Mercedes S-Class . It is powered by a hybrid drivetrain that combines a 2.0-liter V6 engine with an output of 272bhp and 277lb ft and an electric motor that develops from 55bhp to 95bhp.

Saying that we are excited to see these two cars make it into production is kind of an understatement. Electric cars are the future and the fact that these two vehicles are super sleek and sexy is an absolute bonus.

Source: Autocar

Citroen sure knows how to capture attention at these auto shows, don’t they?

Remember Paris in 2008? Yeah, that’s when Citroen unveiled the GT by Citroen concept . This year, at the Geneva Motor Show, the French automaker is at it again, this time bringing the aggressively neoned up Survolt concept. It features the same design language as the GT, but taken to a more compact dimension. And if the GT made it to production - only six have been made at $1.8 million a pop - we’re pretty confident that somewhere down the road, we’ll see a production version of the Survolt too.

The concept’s front is defined by the same large oval-shaped grille, slim, horizontal head lamps with LED lamps. The rear features the elegant light signature of the Citroen Revolte together with a spoiler in a timely and essential reference to motor sport, all of which were made through the use of a combination of chrome and aluminum.

Although Citroen is still withholding further details surrounding the Survolt, it is expected that the concept will be powered by an electric drive-train.

UPDATE 07/07/2010: Citroen has announced that the Survolt will indeed make an appearance that’s not in an auto expo showroom, but rather at the Le Mans Classic on July 10. You read that right; the Survolt is getting prepped for its racing debut. Vanina Ickx, daughter of former racing ace Jacky Ickx, will drive the electric vehicle.

Citroen has also finally given us the inner workings of the Survolt, including the concept’s technical specs. The car measures at 3.85m long, 1.87.m wide, and 1.2m high and weighs in at just 1,150 kg. It comes with a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork. As for capabilities, the Survolt can produce a 0-60 mph time of just a shade under five seconds with a top speed of 162 mph.

Updated 07/13/2010: Citroen today unveiled images with the electric concept at the Le Mans circuit, where the Survolt made its first laps. The concept’s driver, Vanina Ickx, said: "I am very happy to participate in this unique project. On the track, I had a very good sensation. It’s a real race car, with a very promising potential for the future."

UPDATE 07/23/2010: Citroen has now unveiled the Survolt’s laps around the legendary LeMans circuit! Check it out by clicking on the picture above!

Press release after the jump.

Citroen is looking to make life a little easier for anybody whose life revolves around being connected on-line. The French automaker announced that their new line of vehicles, particularly the C3 , C3 Picasso , C4 , C4 Picasso , C5 , C6 , and DS3 will all be outfitted with wireless internet connectivity, appropriately titled, ‘WiFi On Board’.

Installation and use of the wireless Internet is relatively simple to do. All you need to have – apart from the car, of course – is a 3G or 3G+ SIM card, which is available just about anywhere these days. Install the card into the car’s wireless device and, voila, wireless Internet on the go!

And in the event someone decides to steal some of your signal – or to keep you from ‘abusing’ your wireless on-the-road connectivity - the car’s unique security feature comes with a roaming override function. The whole package is available for just £545, including installation and VAT charges at 17.5%. Citroen also announced that thenew feature will extend to a wider vehicular range sometime before the year ends.

Press Release after the jump.

Source: Citroen

Admittedly, we were floored when Citroen revealed their all-electric sports car concept, the Survolt , at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Turns out, this little piece of electric wonder is more than just a concept car.

Citroen has announced that the Survolt will indeed make an appearance that’s not in an auto expo showroom, but rather at the Le Mans Classic on July 10. You read that right; the Survolt is getting prepped for its racing debut. Vanina Ickx, daughter of former racing ace Jacky Ickx, will drive the electric vehicle.

Citroen has also finally given us the inner workings of the Survolt, including the concept’s technical specs. The car measures at 3.85m long, 1.87.m wide, and 1.2m high and weighs in at just 1,150 kg. It comes with a tubular chassis, a flat underside with an extractor, and full carbon bodywork.
As for capabilities, the Survolt can produce a 0-60 mph time of just a shade under five seconds with a top speed of 162 mph.

Source: You Tube

In June of last year Citroen announced plans to put the GT by Citroen concept into production . It was supposed to be limited to only six units and priced for sale at $1.8 Million each. Well, that’s not going to happen anymore! Citroen’s plans for a production version have been dropped. Citroen, instead, has decided to focus on products that will bring in more money.

The final production version was supposed to be completely inspired by the concept, including the carbon-fiber construction and eccentric interior details such as the copper trim. Under the hood there was supposed to be the V8 engine found in the Ford GT .

The concept was designed for Gran Turismo 5. It features an electric drive train powered by a fuel cell with no pollutant emissions. It is a car designed to square up to the strongest competition. The car is the result of a partnership between Citroën and Polyphony, designer of the driving simulation game Gran Turismo 5 on Playstation 3.

Source: 4wheelsnews

Citroen Racing has used their FIA expertise, as well as the new Group R3T regulations drawn up by the FIA, to create the Citroen DS3 R3. The DS3 R3 will feature a steel body shell reinforced with a welded multipoint roll cage created with the use of 45 meters of steel piping. The weight has been reduced by taking out the supports used in the production model with the battery and the automatic fire extinguisher being moved behind the seats to distribute weight more efficiently.

The DS3 R3 is powered by a four-cylinder 1.6-liter THP (high pressure turbo) engine improved with racing parts (air box, camshaft, pistons, connecting rods, exhaust and turbo systems, electronic unit, etc.). It is mated to a six speed gearbox featuring a semiautomatic sequential control. It also carries with it a specially tuned chassis and suspension. The result is an output of 210bhp and 350 NM of torque.

The Citroen DS3 R3 will be sold as a kit and in ready-to-race versions.

UPDATE 08/17/2010: The Citroen DS3 R3 will make its debut at Ulster Rally in the early afternoon of Friday, August 20th. This will be the first time that the DS3 goes head to head with its rivals, before being offered for sale to customers. Make sure to check back with us on August 20th to see the latest details on the DS3 R3!

Press release after the jump.


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