Citroën C3 Aircross Shine Plus BlueHDi 110

In many ways, Citroën’s C3 Aircross is as conventional as they come. The driving experience isn’t going to encourage Porsche Macan owners to switch, while the practical cabin layout is unlikely to provoke any major criticism from occupants. But that’s not the case with the car’s exterior. I can’t help thinking that, with the growth […]

Citroën C4 Shine Plus BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Fourth Report The older I get, the more I’ve started to value convenience over headline-grabbing, whizz-bang new gadgets, or supposedly life-enhancing new technology. Apple devotees will remember the technology company’s old “it just works” slogan to promote the ease of use of its computers. No need to grapple with impenetrable jargon or operating procedures; it […]

Citroën C4 Shine Plus BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Being an outlier does have its benefits. With the C4 proving to be the exception rather than the rule in my neighbourhood, finding it in supermarket car parks is rarely a challenge. Fair play to Citroën for, once again, ploughing its own furrow when it comes to vehicle choice. We’ve been here before with the […]

Citroën C4 Shine Plus BlueHDi 130 Automatic

First Report Citroën is aiming high with its new C4. From the obvious move upmarket from the previous C4 Cactus, to the new car’s elevated SUV-like stance, this iteration is as far away from its quirky design past as it could be. Its maker has also fully embraced the new era of motoring, as buyers […]


Fifth Report Another month of ambling around town in a bid to stay legal in the eyes of the state had me discovering another quirk of Ignis motoring. Unlike some cars I’ve run in the past, the Ignis’ engine stop-start feature appears to be one of the more polished examples. And it’s one of the […]

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