Written in French, known worldwide and rich in meaning, the alliance of creativity and technology has always been a strong Citroën trait. Citroën was the first to propose Stop & Start technology on the C2 and C3. It is the European leader on automated manual gearboxes and a pioneer in particulate filters. The Marque illustrated its ecological and economical commitment in 2008 by confirming its European leadership on vehicles emitting 110g/km of CO2 or less, thanks to the C1. Rather than aiming for pure technological exploits, Citroën innovates for the benefit of its customers. It invented Hydractive III+ Suspension, the wide-angle panoramic windscreen, new driving aids such as the lane departure warning system, head-up display, etc.
Citroën has the boldness to completely rethink the automobile, rather than reuse existing solutions. Reinterpreting the conventional sedan concept with sophistication and elegance, the C5 exceeded expectations. The C4 Picasso with Visiospace has transformed the segment, becoming the leading model in its class in 2008. In addition, with the new Berlingo, launched in 2008, and upcoming Nemo, Citroën has a range renewed light commercial vehicles, making it the standard-setter in this segment. In the future, the Hypnos concept car will herald diesel hybrid technology and C-Cactus will introduce a new vision for automobiles.