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.
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.
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 !
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid combines class leading modularity, up to 34 miles of 100% electric range* and an unrivalled level of ë-comfort for driver and passengers alike. New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid combines all the benefits of the Citroën Advanced Comfort® Programme with the serenity of a plug-in hybrid. It is the best of both worlds: the clear advantages of a 100% electric drive for shorter daily trips, along with the versatility and range of an internal combustion engine for longer journeys.
*33-34 miles depending on options fitted. Battery life may vary depending on real world use and conditions.
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.