History of the Development of the Citroen 2cv
For those of you who like more more detail, here is a history of the development of the 2CV, as prepared by guest writer Emily Charlton.
Citroen’s 2CV, purportedly the icon of founder Andre Citroen’s career, was designed with the aim of ‘maximum mobility at minimal cost’ (Reynolds 22). The final result left the market speechless; some in indignation and others in shear surprise at the ingenuity. Most importantly, the design answered a need felt by the everyday French man and women. It was a utilitarian vehicle that “pioneered the concept of the ‘world car’ – go any-where, do anything” (Reynolds 21). For the purpose of driving the children to school, taking a trip through the wheat fields and navigating winding mud and ice-sloshed county roads as effectively as the highway, the 2CV was a car like had never been before.