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Enjoy VED-exemption while you can, the great road tax tightening is coming

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‘Vehicle Excise Duty’, ‘road tax’, whatever you want to call it, nobody likes it and nobody wants to pay it even when it’s as little as £20 a year. Everyone from private motorists to fleet managers do what they can to avoid it, turning to cars with CO2 emissions under 101g/km and electric vehicles to keep running costs down. Carmakers are tuned into the near-universal contempt for ‘road tax’ and the number of vehicles available with a VED-exempt engine has risen dramatically in recently years a...

Author: John Simpson, Aug 01 2014
Category Links: Weekly Column, Opinion

Citroen invents new hybrid system that runs on air

Hands up, who would like a car that runs on air? Oh, all of you, well good news, Citroen may be about to deliver. The struggling French brand has devised a new hybrid powertrain that combines compressed air and hydraulic power to achieve CO2 emissions of 69g/km. The system, named Hybrid Air, has...

Author: John Simpson, Feb 15 2013
Category Links: Fleet news, Citroen, Citroen

Manheim to provide EVHC for Citroen

Citroen has picked Manheim Aftersales Solutions as one of its preferred suppliers of Electronic Vehicle Health Checks (EVHC) software for its 230 UK dealerships. The company will provide advanced customer relationship management, workshop control systems, and dealership analysis tools. Philippe ...

Author: John Simpson, Feb 11 2013
Category Links: Fleet news, Citroen, Citroen

Citroen offers glimpse of future Picasso MPV

Citroen has released official images of its new TECHNOSPACE concept, the precursor to a new generation Picasso MPV. The motoring world will get a closer look when it makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. With the Xsara Picasso, C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso and C3 Picasso, the b...

Author: Richard Lawton, Feb 07 2013
Category Links: Citroen

What do you have to arrange when you buy a car as a student?

Congratulations! … You’ve got there. And yes, you do deserve some credit. You’re on your way … you’ve made a start on that road to professionalism. The future’s bright for students who make the right choices. You’ve already made a choice of subject or discipline and hopefully secured a place at your...

Author: Richard Lawton, Jan 15 2013
Category Links: Citroen, C1

Citroen starts New Year with new models

French carmaker Citroen has decided to kick off the New Year with something spectacular - as it launches a range of Citroen DS3 Red special editions (pictured). Priced from just 15,665 UK pounds, the special edition models come with an exclusive "Red Touch" interior and exterior pack that includes ...

Author: Paul Lucas, Jan 03 2013
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, Citroen, Citroen, Latest News

Citroen meets IT firm’s urgent call for 50 vans

When a specialist provider of IT services wanted 50 vans in a hurry to meet the start date of a new contract, Citroen stepped up to the mark. Wincor Nixdorf UK, which provides IT support to the banking, retail and business sectors, needed the Citroen Dispatch HDi 90 manual L1H1 1000 Enterprise ...

Author: Alison Bell, Dec 21 2012
Category Links: Citroen, Dispatch

Minor refresh for Citroen C3 Picasso

Citroen’s C3 Picasso has undergone a minor winter refresh with a series of upgrades. Priced from just £12,995 OTR, the supermini MPV is now available with a revised front bumper - brandishing updated Citroen chrome chevrons – with VTR+ and Exclusive models receiving LED daytime running lights. ...

Author: John Simpson, Dec 04 2012
Category Links: Fleet news, Citroen, Citroen

Citroen adds new colours to C3 Picasso range

Citroen has tweaked its C3 Picasso MPV line-up, adding new body colours, as well as upgrades to the interior and an enhanced options list. On the outside, the revised C3 Picasso comes with a newly designed front bumper, new Citroen chevrons and on the higher spec models (VTR+ and Exclusive) new ...

Author: Richard Lawton, Dec 04 2012
Category Links: Citroen, C3

Citroen to introduce new features on C3 Picasso

It is one of the most popular super minis in the market - and now the Citroen C3 Picasso (pictured) is enjoying a revamp. The MPV has just undertaken a number of restyles with a host of fresh body colours alongside bold styling and innovative architecture. So what has changed? Among its new exter...

Author: Paul Lucas, Dec 04 2012
Category Links: Latest News, Fleet news, Citroen, General interest, Citroen, Latest News, General interest

Citroen C-Zero goes low with new electric deal

A community interest company (CIC) with funding from Department of Transport has just taken a delivery of Citroen C-Zeros. The 12 100% electric cars - provided by City Motors in Bristol – will be used by Go Low as part of a new initiative launched to support Bristol City Council. Funding is availab...

Author: Fiona Judge, Nov 30 2012
Category Links: Fleet news, Citroen, Citroen

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