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    Default C4 Picasso, DS range and many others discontinued in Australia

    Was browsing the classifieds, then the Citroen site the other day and saw that the product list had been really pared back.

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    Seems the new distributors have massively cut back the range. I noticed the C4 Picasso has gone, as has the DS range.

    All that remains now is:

    C4 Cactus
    C4 Grand Picasso
    Berlingo

    Can't be good being in a dealership either. With such a small range, much less opportunity to sell a car and remain viable. Not good...

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    Mini has a small range, essentially the one model in different configurations, but seem to remain viable. Maybe that's the best way to go for a niche player?

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    Mini isn't a stand-alone brand - it's effectively a sub-range within the BMW range. Its dealers are therefore BMW dealers who just sell Minis in a separate part of their showroom.

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    Yes it's hard to understand. I'm sure the established dealers are gnashing their teeth - particularly if they're one brand dealers.
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    Isn't Citroen is a sub brand of Peugeot?
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    The 7 seater Picasso (aka Grand) remains on offer. The 5 seater has just been dropped. There would still be a few about in dealer stock, but maybe it overlaps too much with other models in the PSA lineup. This was the reason the 5 seat version of the previous model Picasso (2006-13) never made it here beyond one mid-blue Ateco evaluation example, now owned by AF member Greg (and recently for sale). It was quite a good package.

    On an earlier reading of one of those articles, the door may remain ajar for the DS. It did seem to suggest they might still come at specific orders. While it remains to be seen whether Inchcape decides to import DS on spec again, it hasn't just become an orphan. The DS range retains the same parts and service support as it had when the brand was being actively marketed until recently.

    There's also the new C3 ...
    http://www.citroen.com.au/new-car/ne...en-c3-preview/
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    The new C3 Aircross SUV also looks very good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAlTC89aJaM

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    Quietly dropped without any fanfare is also the standard C4 4 door sedan. It's also missing from the various official websites.
    I'm hoping they'll update the C4 with the C3 styling, especially the front. The C4 could do with a new refresh, just like the new C3.

    The only new Citroens that can be bought now in Australia are limited to C4 Cactus, C4 Grand Picasso and Berlingo van, with the new C3 coming in a few months time. That's it !!!!!

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    Any news about whether we will be getting the new "progressive hydraulic cushions" in this limited range ?...perhaps the only real selling point ???

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    First car with the progressive hydraulic cushions is the C5 Aircross. Hopefully here late next year.

    I'm not surprised about DS going (for now at least). It has an ageing and overpriced lineup that's simply not very good when compared to other makes.

    The C4 Picasso on the other hand was a surprise given it offered a reasonable Australia-friendly package of 1.6l petrol mated to an automatic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MELso View Post
    I'm not surprised about DS going (for now at least). It has an ageing and overpriced lineup that's simply not very good when compared to other makes.
    The DS3 was updated two years ago, but Sime D never bothered to import it. I guess they had too much old stock.
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    The tiny silver lining in all this black cloud is what good secondhand buying is out there for the next few years.

    I just wish they'd get their act together and import a decent range and put some effort into promoting it. We've been saying this for a long time, on and off.....
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    Citroens are just filling a couple of gaps in the Peugeot range. It's now a Peugeot business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Citroens are just filling a couple of gaps in the Peugeot range. It's now a Peugeot business.
    Too true!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    The tiny silver lining in all this black cloud is what good secondhand buying is out there for the next few years.
    They'll be no second hand cars to buy, if they aren't selling new ones
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    The new six speed automatic C4 Cactus has been released in Australia.

    https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...eatment-108730

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    Don't post often but was reading this thread and thought I'd share that I've just picked up a 2015 DS5 60th anniversary with all the upgrades including 133kw HDi, 10 speaker HK audio and basket weave trim with 22,500klms , 12 months NSW rego and factory warranty until 2221 for $29,500... An orphan? Absolutely... Amazing value... What do you think??? 😀😀😀 I'm happy... And I love it... Didn't think I'd find a car to replace my 2006 Saab 9-5 wagon ....but the DS5 does it brilliantly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jae656 View Post
    12 months NSW rego and factory warranty until 2221 for $29,500...
    Wow that's a long warranty. I'm not that bullish on PSA's longevity
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    And you wonder why I don't post often.... ! 😁😁😁😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by jae656 View Post
    Don't post often but was reading this thread and thought I'd share that I've just picked up a 2015 DS5 60th anniversary with all the upgrades including 133kw HDi, 10 speaker HK audio and basket weave trim with 22,500klms , 12 months NSW rego and factory warranty until 2221 for $29,500... An orphan? Absolutely... Amazing value... What do you think??? ������ I'm happy... And I love it... Didn't think I'd find a car to replace my 2006 Saab 9-5 wagon ....but the DS5 does it brilliantly...

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