Citroen Car Models
• Citroen DS (8)
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• CITROEN C3
• CITROEN DS Inside Concept
• CITROEN C4 Coupe
• CITROEN C4
• CITROEN C3 Pluriel Charleston
• CITROEN C3 Picasso
• CITROEN C2
• CITROEN C1
• CITROEN Berlingo Multispace
• CITROEN Hypnos Concept
• CITROEN GT Concept |
• CITROEN C5 Estate
• CITROEN C5
• CITROEN C4 notchback
• CITROEN C4 WRC HYmotion4 Concept
• CITROEN C4 Sedan
• CITROEN Grand C4 Picasso
• CITROEN Cruise Crosser Concept
• CITROEN C5 Airscape Concept
• CITROEN C4 Picasso
• CITROEN C-Crosser
• CITROEN C-Cactus Concept
• CITROEN C6
• CITROEN C3 X-TR
• CITROEN C3 VTR
• CITROEN C3 Pluriel
• CITROEN C3
• CITROEN C1 5door
• CITROEN C1 3door
• CITROEN C-Metisse Concept
• CITROEN C-Buggy Concept
- C5 Break - C5 - C4 Coupe with Panoramic Sunroof - C4 Coupe Enterprise - C4 Coupe - C4 - C-SportLounge Concept Car - C-Airplay Concept -
- Xsara Picasso - C4 Sport Concept - C3 Pluriel HDi 70 - C2 -
- C-Airlounge Concept - C8 Exclusive -
- C-Airdream Concept -
- Xsara Picasso - C-Crosser Concept -
- Xsara Picasso -
- 2CV 6 Charleston -
- 2CV Spcial -
- 2CV Spot -
- DS 23 Break -
- S 23 IE -
- SM Presidential - SM - DS 21 -
- SM Automat - DS 21 Berline -
- DS 21 Cabrio -
- DS 19 Cabrio -
- 2CV Berline -
- DS 19 -
- DS 19 -
- Traction Avant 11B Cabrio -
Citroën, one of the world's most distinctive brands, has long been recognised for sophisticated design and intelligent engineering. Citroën is part of the PSA Group, which is Europe's second largest manufacturer of cars and the leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles. The entire Citroën range is designed for the well-being and comfort of customers.
Citroën takes pride in being a responsible car manufacturer. Today, Citroën is renowned for being highly awarded innovators in the field of automotive safety and is also highly recognised for its efficient and clean driveline technology.
When it comes to safety, Citroën, with the C6 model, has one of the highest ever combined EuroNCAP scores with 100 points in the EuroNCAP safety tests. This same vehicle was also one of the first cars ever to achieve maximum ratings for both pedestrian safety and adult occupant protection, making it one of the safest cars on the market.
In 2007, the European Federation for Transport (independent organisation) revealed that the PSA Group is the car maker with the lowest average emissions across its entire range. This confirmed the PSA Group's environmental leadership in Europe for the second year running. In 2007, the Group sold 1,000,000 vehicles emitting less than 140g/km of CO2, of which 750,000 were under 130g/km. In the less than 130g/km CO2 segment in Europe, the Group's market share exceeded 26%.
More than any other carmaker, Citroën can lay proud claim to a story that is also the history of the 20th century. To illustrate this fact, the DS took third place in the Car of the Century competition held in Las Vegas in December 1999. The history of the Marque is underpinned by strong, enduring values. Each vehicle and each object bears witness to the way in which Citroën has grasped these values, giving them life and substance. Our past is fundamental, enabling us to understand the present and, above all, to prepare for the future.
Andre Citroën founds his first company in 1902 and begins importing modern industrial working methods to France.
By 1919 he begins to sell cars under his own name. Citroën acquires a patent for a gear-cutting technique with chevron-shaped teeth. The shape of these gears provided the inspiration for the celebrated double chevron, emblem on all vehicles produced by Citroën.
The Type A appears in June 1919 and was among the first mass-produced European cars. By the end of the year Citroën is producing thirty cars a day.
1920s. In 1920 Citroën wins the fuel economy grand prix at Le Mans, and its fame rapidly beings to spread.
In 1922 Citroën pioneeres the first 'sports' car, the Caddy, developed from a standard production model.
At the 1924 Paris Motor Show, Citroën presents the all steel bodied B10. It offers better impact protection when compared to conventional wood-and-steel construction techniques and from this time all new Citroëns are of all-metal construction.
From 1925 until 1934, Citroën's name was displayed in lights on the Eiffel Tower, in letters 30 metres high.
1930s. In 1934, when cars were still built from a wooden structure covered with metal parts Andre Citroën created the modern volume production car, as it is built today.
In addition to its front drive wheels, the Traction Avant has an all steel monocoque body and independent front and rear wheels. It becomes the most popular production car of its time.
The War Years. This period fostered the beginnings of what was to become Citroën's most famous model - the much-loved 2CV.
Ignoring strict rules laid down by the occupying power, Citroën engineering continues to work in secrecy during the war, modifying the design on the 2CV and developing the van that was to succeed the TUB: the Type H. The 2CV is presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1948 causing astonisment at its unexpected appearance, the ingenuity of its design, its ultra-economical character and its potential for varied use.
1950s. Throughout it's 41 years of existence, the 2CV remained a record beater, leading a life packed with travel and adventure. More than any other car, the 2CV symbolised France in other countries, and deserves the title of historical monument for the automotive industry in France.
At the 1955 Paris Motor Show the DS immediately causes a stir. Equipped with power assisted brakes with discs at the front, power steering and a semi-automatic gearbox. The DS engineering saves the life of General de Gaulle during the assassination attempt - despite a burst tyre, his driver was able to keep control of the car and drive his passenger to safety.
1960s. A time of expansion with new sales offices opening around the world and new factories and assembly plants set up in France and other European countries.
Models like the Ami are introduced and variations on popular models such as the DS and 2CV as well as a range of commercial vehicles.
1970s. In 1970, Citroën unveils the SM, a coupe whose bold styling lines make it a reference to this day. The new car boasted a V6 Maserati engine, with a top speed of over 200kph.
Also in 1970, Citroën brings out the GS, a mid range family saloon, which celebrated its debut year with no less than eight international prizes.
In 1974, Citroën joins forces with Peugeot under the PSA Group.
The oil crisis in turn led to the development of the LN and Visa, using Peugeot parts. The BX was unveiled at the 1982 Paris Motor Show and spawned several different variations.
1980s. Destined for a wide market, the BX is launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1982 with a choice of three engines.
Unveiled in 1989 the XM, equipped with 'Hydractive' the first intelligent hydropneumatic suspension system to be installed on a production car - won the Car of the Year title.
1990s. 1991 saw the launch of the ZX, able to outclass its competitors for roadholding quality, and in 1993 the sleekly elegant Xantia arrived.
Spearheading the range was the Xantia Activa, a model developed with a unique system known as SC CAR which provided a level of roadholding quality never before offered on a volume production car.
2000s. Today, every car, truck and bus on the road in the world relies on Citroën's history of invention and innovation.
In 2001, almost 1,250,000 buyers around the world chose Citroën. With some 10,000 sales outlets around the world, Citroën now generates 70% of its sales outside France and its international ambitions are clear.
To realise those ambitions, Citroën has put together its most attractive and complete range ever of vehicles and is present in all the main segments of the automotive market.