• Oct 6th 2006 at 1:29PM
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While in France for the 2006 Paris Motor Show, every time Eric Bryant and I passed a Citroën C4 he would comment, "Damn, those C4s are nice". Indeed they are Eric, and we may soon be able to direct you across the river into Windsor if you'd like to purchase one. It seems the Citroën is eyeing Canadia as its next potential overseas market, according Ward's Auto. A few conditions make this move a smart one for Citroën. First, it's just plain easier to get a vehicle certified for sale in Canada than it is in the U.S., what with the whole National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency breathing down your neck. Canada has equivalent government agencies and standards, but they're not as difficult to please as our own. Second, Canada is developing new auto emissions laws for 2010 that could make Citroën's Euro-market diesel engines very attractive, assuming the new rules favor lower greenhouse gas emissions rather than reducing nitrogen-oxide production. Finally, there's Quebec, the bastion of Franco culture in Canada that accounts for 23 percent of all vehicle purchases there. Citroën should expect a particularly warm welcome in its home away from home of Quebec.

[Source: Ward's Auto]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Like others said... I'll welcome this car caus it's nice looking and if the price is right it'S a good alternative to any other car.... but I don't give a **** that's it'S french made....
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the C4 a lot and see quite a few of them here in Germany. Both the 3 and 5 door cars are quite handsome.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4 and #20:Despite Peugeot's and Citroen's rallying heritage they don't have any fast cars in their current ranges. Fastest C4 has 143hp from 2.0i 16V (0-62 mph in 9,2 seconds).

      So if you want a french hot hatch, you should hope that Renault starts selling cars there. Clio Renaultsport 197 has two litre N/a 197hp "four banger" reaching 62mph in 6.9 secs and Mégane Renaultsport 225 2.0 turbo 225hp engine (0-62mph in 6.5).
      • 8 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago
      Please, please make the US Citroen's next stop. How I lust after those cars! I don't care if they require more frequent repairs and what-not. They're rolling works of art and I'd be first in line to purchase.
      • 8 Years Ago
      yo i'm from montreal, but i hardly knew anything about french cars till i stayed in paris for a month last year. I was blown away, i had no idea their cars had such cool designs. Whoever compared the C4 coupe to an Aztek is nuuuuts, the C4 was THE car for me, that coupe stood out as the most attractive one for me, it's still one of my favourite cars in the whole world and I'd go nuts if it came over here. Y'all have seen the crazy Transformer C4 add right?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can honestly say, this news has made my day. I know the deal isnt completely set in stone, but if they're smart, they'll do it. Often times I admire the fact that us Canadians get some cars our neighbors to the south don't get, it just makes things that much more interesting.

      Citroen, if you see this, please take note that I'd certainly be your first customer to sign on the dotted line.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm also Canadian, Mike from Scarborough. However, my French and English are both essentially perfect. Will you insult me for mastering more than one language?

      Let's leave this ridiculous historical debate out of this car forum and concentrate on, you know, cars.

      Même si le français est ma langue maternelle, je ne suis aucunement Québécois, ni Français, ni Belge, ni Marocain. Je suis Canadien. Il est temps d'arrêter de jeter tout le monde dans le même bateau et de réaliser que ce débat de langues n'a actuellement aucune fondation. Ouvrez vos yeux.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Right back at you #16...I'm surprised you can write english.Your shhhpeal in Quebec is getting tired.I'm neither French,or English.....I'm Canadian..

      "Salute"
      • 8 Years Ago
      We had the previous-gen Yaris (Echo Hatchback) and we've had the Smart for a couple of years now... Canada definitely favours economical cars, seeing as the big battle for best-seller in the country is between the Honda Civic and Mazda3. Citroën would take a couple of years to establish itself but it would definitely sell well, especially in Montreal, where euro-flavour is pretty much palpable. Definitely a good idea.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "First, it's just plain easier to get a vehicle certified for sale in Canada than it is in the U.S., what with the whole National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency breathing down your neck. Canada has equivalent government agencies and standards, but they're not as difficult to please as our own."

      This is a very misleading statement. I'd like to know in what regard Canada's standards are lower than the U.S. Daytime Running Lights were required in Canada first and our bumper standards are higher than the U.S., 5mph vs 2.5. I'm sure there are other instances, but in general, I would say Canada's requirements are actually HIGHER not lower than that of the U.S. I love the site, but do your research.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have an odd obsession with French cars, and I quite love Citroens especially, so I say bring it on! I hope it sells super duper in Canada and I can one here in a couple years.
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