Sunday, November 09, 2008
Two long-established French auto companies that are popular in Europe and Asia: Peugeot and Citroen
Peugeot is also famous for its bicycles, motor scooters, trucks and grand prix racing cars.
Citroën (pronounced See-Troh-Enn) is a French automobile manufacturer, founded in 1919 by André Citroën.
Originally a mass-market car maker with relatively straightforward designs, Citroën shocked the world in 1934 with the innovative Traction Avant, the world's first mass-production front wheel drive car (1934–56).
Significant models include the H Van (1947–81, "HY"), the 2CV (1948–90, "The Duck"), the DS (1955–1975, "Goddess") and the CX (1974–91).
Shown: a new Peugeot convertible at home in Ireland.