When Citroën meant style and innovation

French car-makers traditionally reveal new models and concept-car technology in the autumn and the Citroën DS was no exception.

Launched at the Paris Motor Show in October 1955, it revolutionised motoring and remains an undisputable icon of French design.

Before mondialisation – the globalisation of car markets and manufacturers, during which time cars have become blandly similar – each country had a recognisable automobile style. Certainly France did, and none more so than Citroën.There are few things more thoroughly French than a 2CV – apart from the Eiffel Tower, baguettes, berets… well, ...

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