Tuesday 20 March 2018

A drive down memory lane: The Citroen Traction Avant

Citroen Traction Avant
Citroen Traction Avant

EIGHTY years ago, Citroen brought out a strange-looking car to the market. Not only that, but it had front-wheel-drive (traction avant in French – hence the name).

That was virtually unheard of for most cars back then.

The 7A, as it was named then, also had an all-steel monocoque design (body/chassis all the one). The front-wheel-drive changed how cars handled and drove. It is now the basic format for most cars – most likely the one you are driving.

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