Citroën Logo – Citroën is a registered French builder of automobiles founded in 1919 by André Citroën. Citroën has always been famous for its cutting edge technology that has made major innovations to the automotive world. The brand created in 1934 between the front axle and the utility models H, the 2CV, the DS and the CX.
Since 1974, when Peugeot bought Citroën, Citroën is part of PSA Peugeot-Citroën. Highlight his racing cars, rally champions repeatedly Paris-Dakar and World Rally Championship WRC. Citroen’s logo consists of two gallons or inverted spikes (chevrons) superimposed and are inspired by an invention of André, referring to a gear with the V-shaped teeth, which leads to benefits for tooth gear plane.
During World War André Citroën ran a factory shells, but once finished, decided to create his own brand of cars, back in 1919. To do this, he travels to America and study the production chain of Henry Ford. Copy the system and transformed his studio in Paris and developed its first model called type A. This is the first European mass-produced car.
In 1924 Citroën has the support of an American engineer, Edward Gowan Budd since 1899 built steel railway wagons but now dedicated to the car body construction, mainly for Dodge. So in this way, Citroën introduced into Europe the first automotive steel body. Competitors who used wood for their bodies soon copied the idea and also introduced aerodynamic forms for their cars that made Citroën line evolved from their cars in order to modernize them.
Citroën sales strategy used as the low prices of their cars but this led him to have many financial losses. Prior to his bankers accountable, André Citroën in the early 30′s tried to save his business by launching a revolutionary model called Traction Avant (front drive). This car dominated all rivals for 15 years but had developed very expensive. In 1935, Michelin Pierre André Citroën replaced in the direction of the company.