History of Citroën


The French 2018-2019 Citroen Automobile Company was established in 1919 by André Citroën. In 1975, Citroën was absorbed by Peugeot, was formed as a result of automobile concern PSA Peugeot Citroën. Headquartered in Paris, France.

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An interesting fact, which begins with the history of the company 2018-2019 Citroen is the pedigree of the founder André Citroën companies. His parents were immigrants from Czarist Russia, before emigrating to France, lived in Odessa. Father Andre – 2018-2019 Citroen Levi was a jeweler, specializing in precious stones processing and sale. Andre 2018-2019 Citroen refused to continue his father’s work, because he was fascinated by machinery. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute of young specialist 2018-2019 Citroen came to work in the shop for the production of spare parts for locomotives.

Citroën 5 CV

By 1908, André Citroën has been the technical director of the company Mors, but decides to go off and start their own business. In 1913, 2018-2019 Citroen and the company begin to produce gearboxes and deliver their automakers.
At the beginning of the First World War, André Citroën received a contract for the production of ammunition for the French army, thanks to this it is possible to make significant investments, then started up the construction of an arms factory in Javel, France. It is at this company in 1919 was released the first car company Citroën Type A Auto is becoming popular not only at home but also in many countries of Europe. This was followed by no less popular model Citroën 5 CV.

Citroën Traction Avant


In 1921 Citroën starts production of cars and taxis by 1931 more than 90% of taxis in France – it’s Citroën cars.
In 1928, at the auto show in Paris, shows the company’s first car with a six-cylinder engine Citroën C6.
In 1929, the company managed to sell more than 100 thousand cars.
The crisis of the 30s of the 20th century made André Citroën set a global reconstruction of the enterprise with a parallel introduction of new advanced technological solutions in the design of manufactured cars (front-wheel drive, fully independent suspension, a metal body). 2018-2019 Citroen Company takes loans, in parallel preparing a new model Citroën Traction Avant, but in 1934, comes the crash and Citroën passes under the control of Michelin. Overall, the car has been well received by customers and produced until 1957.
During World War II, Citroën engineers have continued to develop new cars.

Citroën 2CV early years of release

In 1948, the history of the company 2018-2019 Citroen has a deserved continuation – saw the light of the legendary Citroën 2CV, which became very popular in post-war Europe and are available until 1990.

Citroën DS-19

In 1955 it appeared the Citroën DS-19, stunned by its design and technical solutions (air suspension, disc brakes with booster, power steering), and in 1968 to the DS-19 were installed steering gear headlamps.

Citroën 2CV late years of release (1985)

In 1975, going under the control of the Peugeot, the company produces the same type of cars 2018-2019 Citroen PSA group until the mid 90s of the 20th century.
1990 appeared bright and innovative Citroën XM.

Citroën XM

1996 Start sales Citroën Berlingo.
1997 appearance of the first generation of Citroën Xsara. Citroën Xsara WRC Rally three times between 2004 and 2006 allowed Sebastien Loeb to win the world title WRC, and between 2003 and 2005, Citroën team became the best among the manufacturers participating in the rally.
2000 French carmaker gave the world gave the Citroën C5 – the only Class D cars with hydropneumatic suspension. This was followed by successful compact Citroën C3, Citroën C2, Citroën C4.

Citroën C4 WRC

Sebastien Loeb behind the wheel of a rally Citroën C4 WRC won the championship from 2007 to 2010 and went on to be the first subculture to Citroën DS3 in .
In 2007, in the line of Citroën vehicles appears C-Crosser crossover, which uses the platform Mitsubishi Outlander.

Citroën DS5

History 2018-2019 Citroen violently and rapidly developing project started DS – premium cars with sporty performance.
2018-2019 Citroen cars three times recognized as the best in Europe in 1971 – Citroën GS, 1975 – Citroën CX, 1990 – Citroën XM.

Citroën Numero 9 Concept

At the present time in Russia and Ukraine can be purchased officially supplied by the model of the French brand Citroën double chevron on the false radiator grille: 2018-2019 Citroen C3, 2018-2019 Citroen C3 Picasso, 2018-2019 Citroen C4, 2018-2019 Citroen C4 Picasso, 2018-2019 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, 2018-2019 Citroen C5, 2018-2019 Citroen C6, 2018-2019 Citroen C4 Aircrosse , 2018-2019 Citroen C-Crosser, Citroën Berlingo First, Citroën Berlingo.
And presents an Citroën DS3, Citroën DS4, Citroën DS5.
2018-2019 Citroen cars in Russia are produced at the PSA Peugeot 2018-2019 Citroen plant in Kaluga.