Citroën

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Automobiles Citroen S.A.
Type Société Anonyme
Industrie Automotive
Foondit Paris, Fraunce (1919)
Foonder(s) André Citroën
Heidquairters Saint-Ouen[1], Fraunce
Aurie servit Warldwide
Key fowk Frédéric Saint Geours, Director
Products Automobiles
Production output 1,435,688 vehicles (2011)
Employees 13,900[2]
Parent PSA Peugeot Citroën
Wabsteid citroen.com

Citroën (French pronunciation: [sitʁoˈɛn]) is a major French automobile manufacturer, part o the PSA Peugeot Citroën group.

Foondit in 1919 bi André-Gustave Citroën, Citroën wis the first mass-production caur company ootside o the USA an pioneered the modern concept o creating a sales an services network that complement the motor caur.

Within aicht years Citroën haed become Europe’s lairgest caur manufacturer, an the 4t lairgest in the warld.

Citroën earned a reputation for innovation an revolutionary ingineerin, which is reflectit in the company’s slogan “Créative Technologie”. Its history o innovation began wi its foondin when (as noted abuin), André-Gustave Citroën introduced the first industrial mass production o a vehicles ootside the Unitit States (a technique he developed mass-producin armaments for the French military in Warld War I). In 1924, Citroën produced Europe’s first aw-steel-bodied caur, the B-10..[3] In 1934, Citroën secured its reputation for innovation wi its Traction Avant no ae the warld’s first mass-produced front-wheel drive caur, but an aa ane o the first caurs tae feature monocoque-type body.[4] In 1954 Citroën produced the warld's first hydropneumatic self-levellin suspension system, then in 1955 the revolutionary Citroën DS, the first European production caur wi disc brakes. In 1967, Citroën introduced the first swivelin heidlichts in several models, allawin for greater visibility on windin roads.

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  1. "Saint-Ouen retrouve son fleuve, la Seine." l'Humanité. 28 October 2006. Retrieved on 3 February 2010. "La mort lente des petites entreprises, la délocalisation des plus importantes ont transformé Saint-Ouen. Il ne reste en centre-ville que l’usine Citroën.."
  2. "The Company". citroen.com. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  3. "Citroën – All-Steel Bodywork". 
  4. Reynolds, John. “André Citroën: Engineer, Explorer, Entrepreneur”. (J H Haynes & Co Ltd) Revised edition (25 August 2006) inside cover