COMFORT-INSPIRED VIDEO ANIMATIONS

Automotive comfort is in our DNA. Since 1919 Citroën has been at the forefront, inspired by our rich history we are releasing a series of 8 animation episodes looking at past, present and future when it comes to comfort. 

 

Featuring Citroën vehicles from across the ages, from Citroën Traction Avant in Paris 1938, to Citroën 2CV in rural Normandy 1938 and Scarabee D’or crossing the Sahara in 1922. Each 15 second animation takes inspiration from our centenary last year - referencing the style, typography, art direction as well as the colour palette and animation styles that have been adopted.​

 

Each animation also features C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, a vehicle to kick-start our next electric chapter.  ​

 

Take some time to enjoy the animations in complete comfort. 

EPISODE 1
TRACTION | GANGSTERS PARIS 1938

Set with a backdrop of Paris in 1938, this animation is based on a bank robbery and the legendary Citroën Traction.

 

The story sees a group of gangsters thinking they've escaped from the police in their Citroën Traction Avant, before the police ramp up their pursuit but this time in the same iconic vehicle, catching the perpetrators in a dramatic ending. 

 

MODEL FEATURED: The excellence of Traction combined with the prestige of a 6-cylinder engine. The 15 SIX gained the nickname “Queen of the Road”. 

 

DID YOU KNOW: The Traction 7/11/15 was the first mass-produced front-wheel drive car and the Traction 15 Six H was the first mass-produced car with a rear wheel hydropneumatic suspension.​

EPISODE 2
2CV | EGGS NORMANDY 1948

The second animation takes place in Normandy in 1948 and features the iconic Citroën 2CV.

 

A farmer in a hurry on his way to market, takes advantage of the 2CV’s soft suspension to make a detour when his route is blocked. All without breaking any of the eggs he’s transporting. Eagled eyed viewers will also notice the inclusion of an iconic Citroën road sign and some interesting market square detail in the animation.

 

MODEL FEATURED: Citroën 2CV, now an icon, this model was in production from 1948 to 1990 and featured a 4 wheel independent suspension.  

 

DID YOU KNOW: The number of 2CV manufactured is 3,868,634 !

EPISODE 3
C5 AIRCROSS SUV | WALES STEEPEST STREET 2019

Set in Harlech, Wales 2019, this animation represents the descent of the Steepest Street in the World, Ffordd Pen Llech ,with a 37% incline.

 

MODEL FEATURED: C5 Aircross SUV featuring suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions®

 

DID YOU KNOW: The three individual Advanced Comfort rear seats in C5 Aircross SUV not only fold flat to give up to 720 litres of boot space, they also slide and recline, with 5 positions of incline to choose from.

EPISODE 4
H VAN | MONT VENTOUX 1969

The setting for this animation is the World’s most celebrated bike race at Mont Ventoux 1969 and features the H Van. 

 

As a rider tackles one of the steepest climbs, he notices a fellow competitor making light work of the ascent; before it becomes clear, his rival has been picked up by the H Van and is enjoying a most comfortable ride!

 

The Broom Wagon is a vehicle that follows a cycling road race "sweeping" up stragglers who are unable to make it to the finish within the time permitted. Citroën H Van was used in the Tour de France and its commonplace to see a broom fixed to the vehicle exterior.

 

MODEL FEATURED: Citroën Type H. Pioneering when launched and is still used across the world today, from London to Paris and New York. 

 

DID YOU KNOW: H Van was the first mass-produced front wheel drive van, hugely popular; it was in production for over three decades!

EPISODE 5
CITROËN CX ESTATE | AINTREE 1980

Set at Aintree in 1980, here we witness the original steady cam during the one of the most famous horse races in the World! ​

Citroën CX suspension was renowned for it’s smoothness, so smooth the TV camera was mounted to the roof.

 

MODEL FEATURED: Citroën CX was launched in 1974 and in production until 1991, it featured a hydropneumatic suspension

 

DID YOU KNOW: Crowned Car Of The Year in 1975

EPISODE 6
19_19 CONCEPT | THE FUTURE OF COMFORT - VALENCIA 2030

This films opens with thunder and lighting on the hillside roads of Valencia 2030. What appears as a moment of jeopardy is actually revealed to be autonomous driving and ultimate comfort as the driver relaxes alongside other occupants. 

 

MODEL FEATURED: 19_19 Concept features a 100% electric powertrain with all wheel drive and autonomous driving mode. The passenger cabin has been designed to create a lounge experience

 

DID YOU KNOW: 19_19 Concept has a 800km autonomous driving range 

EPISODE 7
CITROËN MEHARI | EVERYWHERE AND BACK AGAIN 1972-1985

This film is based on the true story of a couple who used the Mehari to travel around the World during 13 years, making Mehari their home.

 

MODEL FEATURED: Citroën Mehari is a lightweight recreational vehicle that was manufactured for nearly 20 years between 1968-1987 and is still popular today. 

 

DID YOU KNOW: Much of the body is made from plastic, the interior can be washed by a high pressure jet wash! 

CITROËN ADVANCED COMFORT®

CITROËN ADVANCED COMFORT®

Citroën’s benchmark in comfort is reflected in the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, aimed at bringing unprecedented comfort to every passenger. This translates into a stress-free travelling environment, innovative solutions and smart technology dedicated to ensuring the well-being of body and mind for all passengers.​

​Using a long history in on-board innovation, this programme includes features such as unique suspensions, reinvented seats and improved acoustics, but also takes into account generous spaces, clever storage and connectivity.

 
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ADVANCED COMFORT SEATS

A 100% Citroën innovation.​

Featuring a specific high-density foam padded design, a reinforced structure and exceptional lumbar support, these generous seats are both visually and physically comfortable.

 

 

 
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PROGRESSIVE HYDRAULIC CUSHIONS®

Suspension comfort is written into Citroën's genes. As a result of this expertise, Citroën vehicles are able to effectively filter out bumps and dips in the road based on a simple principle.

Two hydraulic stops have been added - one for rebound and one for compression - for the suspension to be able to adapt to input from the road surface.

 

 

 
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CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGIES

With intuitive systems at the cutting edge of technology to offer continuity between digital universe and your vehicle. In comfort easily adjust car settings for multimedia system, telephone, air conditioning, and navigation system, as well as: the Mirror Screen function, Citroën Connect Nav.​

​The Citroën Connect Box with SOS & assistance included, wireless smartphone charging and ConnectedCAM Citroën® complete this extended connectivity offer.

 
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CITROËN ORIGINS​

DISCOVER MODELS FROM OUR RICH HISTORY

With Citroën Origins, discover a 360° view of the exterior and interior of more than 50 iconic models that made Citroën legend. From vintage vehicles, like the Traction A and  Citroën Rosalie to today’s all electric AMI, see all the legendary vehicles that write Citroën's history and shed light on its future.