For the last few years Citroen has been without a permanent home in Wellington, sharing lots with some of the other euro brands where ever it could find the space. But now thanks to the team at Gazley’s, they has a new home, and we went along to the launch of their new Citroen showroom to check it out and what they have to offer.citroenRelease-14-X2

Citroen has seen a  growth of 16% over the last year in New Zealand, armed with this new showroom and a new importer relationship they plan to boost this to 25% they year after. A large percentage of Citroen’s sold in NZ are from their prestigious DS line which continues to grow, and all of which were showcased in there new Wellington home.citroenRelease-5-X3

From the cheeky Citroen DS3 ($38,990), to their flagship luxury hatchback the DS5 ($62,9909) which we road tested earlier in the year. But crowd seemed to love the two new stars of the evening, the new DS3 Cabrio, a sliding roof variant of the DS3 with a 88kw 1.6L engine, starting at $40,990 and the new  C3 Seduction with the same engine priced at $25,990.citroenRelease-27-X2

This super competitive sector of the market has been heating up with more and more Euro brands priced at or cheaper then the latest vehicles from Japan and the US. Citroen exciting DS range gives them a bit of an edge as its something different that other brands don’t offer, and this this exactly why we will be keeping our eyes what Citroen unveils over the next few years.citroenRelease-18-X2

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John Galvin (JSG)
It started at a young age with bedroom posters, the Countach of course. This slowly grew into a super car die-cast model collection, fifty five 1:18 models at the last count. At which point it had almost taken full control, the incurable Mad Car Disease ran deep though my veins all the way to the bone. And things for my loved ones just got worse as the cars where now being bought at 1:1 scale, after a BMW, HSV, and couple of Audi's, the disease reached my brain, pushing me over the edge and down the rabbits hole into the world of the bedroom poster.


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