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History and Ownership
A company with a very long heritage, first widely known for their ‘Light Sixteen’ 4-
We should not forget that Citroen were adept at making cars and vans from bits of corrugated iron, the most famous of which would have been the 2CV (2 vaguely competing cylinders, no brakes, no power for hills) which even as you read this, are probably still chasing chickens around French farmyards.
It should not be forgotten that where other car makers had a standardised layout for almost everything inside the cockpit, Citroen ploughed their own furrow, very often disappearing over the nearest hill, endearing the marque to its devotees and p..ing the h..l out of journalists who were often seen at the end of huge rubber-
Unfortunately the company’s extravagances of the 1950-
Choosing mainly from the Peugeot group parts bins, a wide range of well-
Citroen is widely recognised as having comfort to the fore, both in terms of interior and road behaviour and clearly the designers have worked subtlely to produce cars which generally still have the Citroen ‘stamp’ clearly discernible both externally and internally.
Retail Network and Customer Experience
At best it needs to be said that there is a wide range of dealer types. There are no ‘Succursales’ in the UK, and the mix of dealers ranges from large group outlets with suspect loyalties, through to small retail dealerships trading in the Citroen marque for many years and commanding high ‘traditional’ customer loyalty.
Citroen along with other Peugeot group marques has been through reliability problems over the years and while it must be emphasised at many were the result of imported alliances with other manufacturers, build quality, corrosion and electrics have been past problems which have by now been overcome.
Notable Past Models
DS/ID Series -
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Current Model Ranges
C3 Aircross -
C4 Cactus -
C4 Spacetourer -
C5 Aircross -