• Oct 6, 2009
Citroën celebrates 90 years -- Click above to watch video

Citroën is perhaps the wackiest mass-market auto manufacturer still in business (have you seen the 2CV, C-Cactus, and that dancing robot?), and this year, the company celebrates 90 years of mercantilism.

In celebration of that achievement, they have put together a 90-second video flyover of some of the most memorable – or just plain intriguing – pieces of company lore. From using the Eiffel tower as a billboard for a decade, to de Gaulle, the Pope, the WRC, and the Playstation, there's been a lot of it. Follow the jump to watch the video.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow i love it, did they ever do a good job
      • 5 Years Ago
      They've had nice cars. I'm just glad Loeb is getting a good run for his money from Hirvonen this year after getting "used to," winning WRC rallies (and championships).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well....I would take a free car if I can get a french fashion model with it...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jonathon, you're not using the term mercantilism properly. Mercantilism encourages exports and discourages imports and is (was) most often practiced by countries, not producers of products. By not competing in the US market, Citroen would be doing something OTHER than mercantilism. I think the term you are searching for is "doing business." man, KISS always works best!
      • 5 Years Ago
      pretty cool. Their new logo sucks though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      great cars - growing up in Holland, my grandfather always drove Citroens. Seeing the one shot of the "floating dial" speedometer in the video reminded me of driving with him. The pneumatic suspensions were always cool too. Having to wait for the car to raise itself before driving off was neat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, Citroen has gone from being the car company with the most quirky car designs to a company with the best looking quirky designs. I really do wish some of those cars were offered in the States.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seconded. I love Citroen cars. They may not be the best value, the most reliable, or the most fun-to-drive, but they have a huge dollop of character, are deliciously quirky, and have a very "French" style about them. They possess a very Gallic quality that I feel Renault is beginning to lose.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice compilation but an unfortunate choice of music :-(
        • 5 Years Ago
        The music was so much better than most car videos, but I'm not sure it really captured the essence of the video... quirky works for the video, yes, but I'm sure there's a better track out there somewhere.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT by Citroen looks great. An alien car, but a great look.