Citroën is an automobile manufacturer whose limit of products admit the C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C8, C3 Pluriel, Latest Berlingo, C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso, C-Crosser and the Nemo. Citroën's Nemo was named Car of the Year 2009 at the Hanover Engine Present.
Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer. It has been a part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën since 1976. PSA Peugeot Citroën is a French motorcycle and automobile manufacturer owned by Peugeot S.A. holding company. Citroën was the first mass-produced car built in Europe. It also introduced the world's first front-wheel drive car.
The company was founded in 1919 by André Citroën, who was trained at the engineering school Ecole Polytechnique. During World War II, the company continued to design cars in secret from the German government. In the 1960s, it purchased Maserati, an Italian sports car maker.
SizeCitroën employs about 14,000 people, most of them working in France. Citroën has subsidiaries and importers in western Europe.
Citroën produced 2,810 vehicles in 1919. In 1920, it won the Grand Prix for fuel economy at Le Mans. At the end of 1921, it leased a factory from Clément Bayard in the Paris suburb of Levallois. Citroën began to manufacture toy cars in 1923. Citroën's name appeared as lights on the Eiffel Tower from 1925 to 1934. In 1926, there were 175,000 Citroën vehicles on French roads. Annual production in 1960 was 316,218 vehicles. The Citroën XM was voted "Car of the Year 1990" and won 14 national and international awards.
In the 1970s it went bankrupt, and the French government stepped in to arrange negotiations with Peugeot and Michelin. Automobiles Citroën and Automobiles Peugeot were then merged into one company. Peugeot purchased 38.2% of Citroën in 1974.
For 21 years, Citroën was located in Neuilly, a suburb of Paris. Citroën moved its head office to Les Epinettes in February 2001. Les Epinettes is located north of the capital. Its address is Immeuble Colisée III, 12 rue Fructidor, 75835 Paris Cedex 17. Parc de la porte de Saint-Ouen is the nearest car park, located at 17, Avenue de la Porte-de-Saint-Ouen, Paris 17.