Okay, so it wasn't a championship-level international stage, but just the same, Kimi Raikkonen has won his first rally. The event in question, called Rallye Vosgien, forms part of the French national series, and was contested by Kimi's Citroën Junior Team as practice ahead of the WRC Rally of France.
Citroën and Peugeot have been putting out small, efficient vehicles for many years. At this weekend's H2Roma, the PSA group will talk about the green vehicles it hopes to bring to market in the future. H2Roma is an annual sustainable mobility and the PSA group's press release announcing its participation (pasted in full after the jump) gives us a compact rundown on how the companies will make future cars even cleaner. Check out the list:
In 2010, Citroën's new diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain should be implemented in the company's C4 line. Until then, we'll have to make due with C4s like the new Sillage special series. The Sillage launches in France today with a heap of features (GPS navigation, 30 GB media/map hard drive, 16-inch alloy wheels, reverse radar) and six engine choices. The options are: 1.4i 16V and 1.6i 16V running on petrol and the diesel-drinking HDi 92, HDi 110, HDi 110 DPFS and HDi 110 DPFS with the 6-spe
Peugeot Citroën's overall sales were down seven-tenths of a percent last year, but the Citroën C4 Picasso was launched successfully last October. That's good to hear, as I've been paying special attention to news about the C4. The reason I'm excited about C4 news is that potential of the C4 prototype that we learned about last year. The prototype features something called Stop & Start technology, which shuts the diesel-hybrid engine down when the car stops moving and automatically
While we wait for the new Citroën C4 models (which should have the Efficient-C diesel-hybrid engine and Start & Stop technology) to come along in a few years, the company isn't letting the small cars sit idle until then. Citroën announced today it is launching two new special C2 and C4 series models with a "by LOEB" signature.
I mentioned yesterday that a Hyundai Getz beat two Toyota Priuses in a 2006 GreenFleet road test through London. The GreenFleet awards are not just about testing cars against each other, though, but are instead a look back at the year gone past. Two big winners in this year's awards were Citroën (Greenest Car Manufacturer of the Year) and Vauxhall Vans (LCV manufacturer of the year).
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