15 Things You Didn’t Know About Citroën

If you can tolerate the narrator who can’t pronounce “Citroën” correctly, this video does provide a few tidbits of info that you might not know about Citroën.

Even so, the producers got a few other things incorrect, such as:

  • The 2CV was produced from 1948-1990. That’s 42 years, not 50+ years as stated in the video.
  • Only 2 tires were shot out during the assassination attempt on French President Charles De Gaulle, the front left and back right.

And they omitted a few things that could have been noted instead of Citroën helping to set a world record with British singer Foxes for the most live concerts in 12 hours. More relevant facts like:

  • A Citroën was the first car to cross the Sahara in 1923.
  • Citroën brought Henry Ford’s production techniques to Europe.
  • The Citroën Xantia Activa, with its anti-roll suspension, holds the record as the winner of the slalom course for a production car. No other cars have managed to perform better than the Xantia Activa, which is a car model from 1994.
  • And of course, Citroen’s WRC accomplishments and those with Sebastien Loebb.

Despite a few shortcomings, there are some educational things to glean from watching it.

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