Citroën, a French automobile manufacturer. Founded in 1919 by Andrť CitroŽn, it was the one of the world's first mass-production car company outside of the USA. Since 1976 it has been part of PSA Peugeot CitroŽn,
Citroën is a major French car maker, and a part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën car group since 1976. It was established in 1919 by French entrepreneur André-Gustave Citroën (1878–1935).
In 1934, Citroën gained its reputation for being innovative with the Traction Avant, not just the world's first mass-created front-wheel drive auto, additionally one of the first automobiles to offer a unitary body style, with no chasis frame holding the mechanical components.
In 1954 Citroën created the world's first hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension system, then in 1955 the then revolutionary DS, the first mass produced auto with modern disc brakes. In 1967, Citroën announced swiveling headlights in several models, providing prominent visibility on winding roads. Citroën autos have been presented worldwide and national-level honors, including three for European Car of the Year.
Citroën has a fruitful history in motorsport, and is the only vehicle maker to have won three different official titles from the International Automobile Federation: Citroën received the World Rally Raid Championship (five times, the World Rally Championship (eight times, and the World Touring Car Championship.
In addition, Citroën has been offering vehicles in China since 1984, and China is a major market for the brand today, largely through the joint venture of Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën. In 2014, when PSA Peugeot Citroën ran into extreme money related challenges, the Dongfeng Motor Corporation took a stake in the ownership.
In 2009, the brand celebrated its 90th Anniversary. The showroom for Citroën's C_42 on the Champs Elysées in Paris, is where Citroën arranges a few exhibitions, demonstrates its autos and concept vehicles.
1975 Citroën DS
2010 Citroën metropolis concept 5
2012 Citroën DS 5 Hatchback
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