June 7, 2014

80th anniversary celebrations for the CITROËN Traction Avant

80th anniversary celebrations for the CITROËN Traction Avant

On 18 April 1934, CITROËN unveiled the 7A, a car that would make motoring history with its wealth of innovations, starting with front-wheel-drive, or Traction Avant in French, such a groundbreaking development that the car would soon be known by this name.

Three talented people are behind this legendary car unveiled in 1934 : André Citroën, engineer André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni. The specifications were ambitious: to design a car that was economical, comfortable and innovative.

Designed, tested perfected and launched in just 18 months, the Traction Avant is a stunning example of the genius of these three men.