Perhaps the most charismatic of French marques, Citroeuml;n was established in 1919 by the brilliant, mercurial Andreacute; Citroeuml;n. In 1934 Citroeuml;n introduced the Traction Avant model, which became one of the most famous designs in automobile history. In 1948, on a similar theme, the idiosyncratic, two-cylinder 2CV appeared, a much-loved model with a distinctive roll-back roof; it was built until 1990. Then there were the elegant, futuristic DS, the luxurious Maserati-engined SM and the acclaimed XM. This edition brings the story up to date with the popular Xsara saloon, the Picasso compact multi-purpose vehicle and the commodious and comfortable C5. About the author Jonathan Wood is a founder member of the staff of Classic Cars, the magazine which gave its name to the movement. He has written some 35 books and has a particular interest in French cars. Other titles for Shire by this author are: The Bean Austin Seven The Volkswagen Beetle The Bullnose Morris Classic Cars The Model T Ford The Rolls-RoyceCitroena#39;s supermini, the AX of 1986, was a light, economical robot-built hatchback that was offered with a new generation of engines ranging from 954 to 1360 cc. It survived until 1997. The Bertone-styled five-door XM hatchback was the top ofanbsp;...
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