Citroen is a major French car maker, part of PSA Peugeot Citroen. Founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroen (1878-1935), the Citroen car company’s first mass-production outside the USA and pioneered the modern concept to create a network of sales and service complements motor vehicle. Within eight years, Citroen and manufacturer of Europe’s largest car and the world’s largest, Eiffel Tower served as a billboard for Citroen from 1925 to 1934.
Citroen gained a reputation for innovation and engineering changes, as reflected in company’s slogan “Creative Technology”. Its history of the innovation began with its founding, when the André-Gustave Citroen introduced the first mass production of industrial accidents outside the United States, the process became the mass-production of weapons of French soldiers in World War I. In 1924, Citroen was first produced in the world steel-bodied car in Europe, the B-10. In 1934, Citroen protect its reputation for innovation with its Traction Avant, not only the first mass natural front-wheel drive car of the world, and one of the first vehicles to include a monocoque type body. In 1954 Citroen introduced hydropneumatic self-healing system, then the world’s first inauguration in 1955 of the Citroen DS, the first European production car with disc brakes. In 1967, Citroen launched a swiveling lamp in several models, making it easier for a large phase winding roads.
André Citroen to build weapons for France during World War I; However, after the war, but if you plan ahead and know it would be a product of modern industry without. There was nothing spontaneous about the decision to become a car manufacturer when the war ended, but the auto-Citroen business he knew well, because of the success of a six-year stay in Morse performance between 1908 and the outbreak of the war. The decision to switch to manufacturing automobiles had apparently taken back in 1916, which is when he asked the Citroen driver Louis Dufresne, beginning Panhard, in order to create a sophisticated legal 18HP motor for which he could use his factory once peace broke out. However, long before that happens, he had modified his view, and decided that the best post war opportunities in Auto-making would involve a simple car is very good quality, but the part of a lot of things enough to be priced enticingly.
In 1963, the leading Citroen, Peugeot to cooperate in the purchase of raw materials and equipment. Talks were broken off in 1965. This year, Citroen took over the French carmaker Panhard in the hope of using Panhard’s expertise midsize cars to strengthen its range of very small, cheap and large cars, expensive cars and Cooperation between the two companies had begun 12 years earlier, and had agreed to a partial merger of their sales networks in 1953. Panhard stopped making cars in 1967.
The year 1968 was a better Citroen service around the world under a new company with a Citroen SA. Michelin, Citroen’s longtime controlling shareholder, sold a 49% stake to Fiat in what was called the agreement PARDEVI. Citroen announced in early 2009 to develop a premium sub-brand DS, for different wind or Series Distinctive, to run in parallel to its popular vehicles. This new series of cars started with the Citroen DS3 at the beginning of 2010, a small car based on the floor plan of the Citroen C3. The Citroen DS3 is customizable with different roof color contrast with the body panels. Following this first model, the Citroen DS4 was launched in 2010, and followed the Citroen DS5 in 2011.
Make their badge is a Citroen DS logo instead of the familiar Citroen double chevron, and all will be styling markedly different from equaling their sister car. Citroen to produce a sense of the exciting sports cars looking of late with a full working Citroen Survolt badged as a DS, hinting at the current sub-brand objectives in the future. In China, Citroen has’ stand alone Citroen DS sales rooms, including a car built for the production of these vehicles. Citroen plans to produce and sell the X7 Citroen DS in China by the end of 2014.