The DS3 R should have been a cracker, but lovers of feisty French hatchbacks could be disappointed
With the new C4, the French manufacturer has once again forgotten what it used to do best
Defending world champion Sebastien Loeb won the German Rally for a record eighth consecutive time yesterday to extend his lead in the standings to 58 points.
The CV was first conceived in the 1920s when Michelin conducted a study to develop the perfect 'people's car', although design did not begin until 1936. In 1939 the CV, designed by Pierre-Jules Boulanger, was ready to meet the world, and was due to be unveiled in October that year but the launch was cancelled when war broke out in Europe. The car, also known as the 'Deux Chevaux' was finally presented in 1948 at the Paris Motor Show and was a firm favourite for 42 years until production ceased on the 27 July 1990.
Top speed: 133mph 0-60mph 7.3 seconds
CO2 emissions: 155g/km
Best for: Mini owners who have tired of retro
Also worth considering? Alfa Romeo Mito, BMW Mini, Fiat 500
Citroën's range is becoming more and more complicated. Once, a C3 was a C3 was a C3, but now the third rung of the Citroën is getting crowded. The original C3, now renamed C3 First, is still there, as is the open-topped C3 Pluriel with its unusual demountable roof; these have now been joined by an all-new standard C3, while a similarly-sized up-market city car aimed at competing with the Mini, the DS3 will be launched shortly.
MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi displayed his passion for four wheels by finishing second in the Monza rally in Italy yesterday.
Sebastien Loeb clinched his sixth world rally title with victory in the final race of the season, the Rally of Great Britain.
I was reading up on Daihatsu's plans for the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. For some reason I've never really given much thought to the company or its products; for some reason I had categorised it as a manufacturer of interchangeable, small, boxy cars.
Former Communities Secretary has car window smashed while on campaign trail
Jean Todt, the former team principal of Ferrari, formally announced his intention yesterday to stand for the role of FIA president which will be vacated by his close friend Max Mosley in October.
The Frenchman closes in on record fifth consecutive title and proves Finns ain't what they used to be
It is 18 years since Citroën ceased production of the Deux Chevaux, apparently embarrassed by a vehicle dubbed the 'umbrella on wheels'. But a new exhibition shows that, to some, this car is still a star. By John Lichfield
The French car maker has turned it's ugly duck into a swan with this futuristic model that glides easily into the premium league