Citroën is renowned for being bold and creative. The brand strives to bring enthusiaum, well-being and ingenuity to its designs whilst encapsulating the spirit of our customers with our 'inspired by you' approach. Our new brand ambassadors perfectly align with these values and will help bring to life the Citroën range in their own style. Citroën currently has two passionate ambassadors, Austin Healey for the SUV range and Manon Lagreve for the Hatch range, find out more about them below.
Austin Healey is one of the most highly regarded English rugby players of the modern era. Austin, who also played full-back for Leicester Tigers (with whom he won 2 European Cups), won 51 caps for England and toured with the British and Irish Lions in 1997 and 2001.
In 2008 Austin partnered with Erin Boag on Strictly Come Dancing, where he gained huge praise from the judges for his dancing skills and huge love from the audience for his choice of see-through shirts. In Austin’s first show, head judge Len Goodman said “That was the best first dance for a man I have ever seen”.
In the spring of 2013, Austin was announced as the lead presenter on BT Sport. Over the past 6 years, he has fronted coverage of their Aviva Premiership, European Cup & Premiership 7’s matches as well as being one of the regular hosts of Rugby Tonight – widely acclaimed as the best sporting highlights show on TV.
REASON FOR BECOMING A CITROËN AMBASSADOR
Austin has a keen interest in sports especially cycling and rugby along with being a family man. The space and versatility of New C5 Aircross SUV makes this car the perfect choice for him.
“I’ve been a fan of Citroën since I was a young boy, so it is an honour to be able to work with the brand and be the ambassador for New C5 Aircross SUV. With all the challenges of a busy family life, the comfortable and spacious interior, numerous cubby-holes and useful technology will make everything from running the girls between sports practice to travelling up and down the country for work, an absolute pleasure.” - Austin Healey
DISCOVER NEW CITROËN C5 AIRCROSS SUV
New C5 Aircross SUV stands out in its segment thanks to its powerful and dynamic personality as well as two exclusive Citroën innovations: suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® and Advanced Comfort seats.
New C5 Aircross SUV also keeps the driver and passangers safe thanks to the availability of 19 driving aids and 6 connectivity technologies to offer contunuity between the digital universe and the car.
Raised in a small village in Brittany (France), Manon grew up on a farm where food is celebrated as the core of family life. At 20, Manon traded rural France for the lure of the big city, she moved to London to work as an au pair and become fluent in English. The wonderful array of bakeries, colourful cakes and cupcakes London has to offer inspired Manon to start baking for friends and company/charity bake-offs.
In 2016 Manon’s passion for baking led her to found her own lifestyle and baking blog Manon’s Little Kitchen. In 2018 Manon entered The Great British Bake Off where she reached the Quarter Final.
Manon’s recipes and bakes are inspired by her French heritage, modern London and the countless places she continues to travel and explore around the world.
Citroën has also been inspired by the world of baking, offering you a way to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions with a cake in the shape of the iconic 2 CV thanks to the Citroën Origins 2 CV cake mould.
REASON FOR BECOMING A CITROËN AMBASSADOR
Manon is representing the Citroën hatch range, driving a C4 Cactus Hatch. Manon chose this car specifically because of its suspension with Progressive Hydraulic cushions®, an essential feature in ensuring the cakes she loves baking and delivering arrive in the best condition thanks to the smooth ride. Her favourite features are the Advanced Comfort Seats and the sunroof. She loves how bright, airy and comfy the car is.
“It’s such a pleasure to partner with Citroën. I’ve always loved the brand for its individuality and vibrant personality and it’s no secret that I like a bit of colour. As well as helping me to stand out from the crowd, C4 Cactus has so much space and is really comfortable, which will make driving up and down the country much more enjoyable. I might even drive it back to Brittany to really test out the comfy seats.” - Manon Lagreve
DISCOVER CITROËN C4 CACTUS HATCH
C4 Cactus brings a breath of fresh air and originality to the hatch segment. Boasting elegant, dynamic and individual styling and classic Citroën graphics such as the Airbump®. C4 Cactus hatch marks a major step forward in the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme featuring suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® and Advanced Comfort seats.
C4 Cactus is equipped with up to 12 driving aids which provide extra reassurance and safety for day to day driving. 3 connectivity systems also allow drivers and passengers to stay connected, navigate and simply relax.