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Citroën is a major French automobile manufacturer that has been a part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group since 1976. Founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën, Citroën was the first mass-production car company outside the USA. Within eight years Citroën had become Europe’s largest car manufacturer and the 4th largest in the world.

In 1924, Citroën produced Europe’s first all-steel-bodied car and in 1934, Citroën secured its reputation for innovation with the Traction Avant, not only the world’s first mass-produced front-wheel drive car, but also one of the first cars to feature a unitary-type body. In 1954 Citroën produced the world’s first hydro-pneumatic self-levelling suspension system, then in 1955 the revolutionary DS, the first mass production car with modern disc brakes.

Citroën cars have received various international and national-level awards, including three European Car of the Year. The brand has also had a successful history in motorsport, and won the World Rally Championship eight times to date. China represents a major market for the brand today, largely via the Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën joint venture. In 2014, when PSA Peugeot Citroën ran into severe financial difficulties, the Dongfeng Motor Corporation took an ownership stake. The brand will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2019.

Sadly, new Citroën cars are no longer being sold in South Africa since 2016.

 


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