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Citroen is to reveal its diesel hybrid at the Geneva motor show on January 31 2006. The manufacturer believes the diesel electric hybrid is an effective way of reducing harmful emissions to the environment. It claims that cars already on the market, such as the Citroen C4 HDi have proved that diesels offer better fuel consumption and reduced fuel emissions when compared to petrol hybrids.
Citroen is celebrating strong performances from its major models by taking over a million of its cars to the streets in cities worldwide. In the UK, the Citroen Xsara Picasso was found to have done particularly well, shifting over 200,000 units. It also retained the mantle of Britain's best-selling MPV, outselling competitors Renault and Nissan.
Citroen is getting ready to launch its new C6, a model that can arguably be called the safest car in the world. This is partly due to the car's unique active bonnet, which is raised automatically in the event of an accident, thereby providing greater space for impact absorption. It also features a driver head-up display, which prevents the driver from being distracted while driving.
The new Citroen C6 has been deemed the safest car for pedestrians by Euro NCAP standards. This prevents pedestrians from hitting solid structures, such as the car's engine, and so greatly reduces potential serious pedestrian injuries. Euro NCAP chairman Claes Tingvall says: "It is very gratifying that Citroen have achieved four stars for pedestrian protection.
Driving a new Citroen Xsara, world rally champion Sebastian Loeb has handed the French manufacturer its third consecutive World Rally manufacturer "This season has been so amazing. This weekend with two Citroens on the podium, and the title, is the climax to an unforgettable year," commented Loeb after his victory. "It's been the result of many circumstances: luck, a good car and good tyres.
Citroen has been named as the MPV Maker of the Year by 4x4 MPV Driver magazine. According to the manufacturer nearly 50,000 cheap new Citroen C8, Xsara Picasso and Citroen Berlingo Multispace models have been sold since their launch.
A stunning new Citroen concept has been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, alongside a new Citroen C6 and an update of the cheap new Citroen C3. It certainly looks the part with sharp, sleek lines and aluminium detailing that looks like something straight out of the latest Sci-Fi blockbuster.
Citroens have proved to be some of the most secure new cars on sale after topping the table in this year All of the entrants were rated out of five stars in 'theft of' and 'theft from' tests with the C4 and C5 two of only six cars to achieve full marks in both categories. The high security ratings mean the new Citroen customers will be able to enjoy cheap car insurance deals.
If you have £108,000 burning a hole in your pocket you could go out and bag yourself an Aston Martin. Alternatively head up to Manchester and pick up the most valuable Citroen C2 in the world. The interior has been completely gutted to make room for an "F1-style" centrally mounted drivers seat and joystick steering control.
Two specially modified Citroen C2 superminis are set to star at this year Citroen's highlight for many of the tens of thousands of mod-crazed visitors will be the specially commissioned C2 Ninja with its 150bhp turbo charged engine, steroid pumped body kit, 18" alloy wheels and whale tail of a spoiler.