The distinguished heritage of CitroŽn.
The CX comes from the production lines
of CitroŽn acknowledged leader in automotive technology, and enjoys a heritage
that is virtually unmatched in the industry.
Established in the early part of the
century, CitroŽn is one of the world's major automobile manufacturers, and is
held in universal esteem for its extensive list of significant automotive
Among these historic milestones are:
front wheel drive (1934), unibody construction (1934), rack and pinion steering
(1936), hydraulic suspension (1954), and true power disk brakes (1955).
The influence of CitroŽn's advanced
engineering and design is apparent throughout the automotive world. What CitroŽn
has introduced as "revolutionary" or "unique" has become the accepted norm 20
years later. More important than these individual triumphs, however, is the fact
that the CX represents an amalgam of this technology, refined to a level
unmatched by its imitators.
The CX is finished to the highest
quality standards by dedicated personnel, who hold steadfast to the traditions
of "custom-quality" production. Work on every vehicle starts with a 12-manhour
quality inspection procedure. One key to such quality is the dedication of CX
technicians. Just as important, however is their system of "process control" -
the maintenance of production quality to avoid all defects - an idea slowly
being accepted by an industry still worried about fixing defects after they
occur. This approach to quality control is taken in every area of CX production:
electrical systems, frame components, fuel systems, exhaust components, and
At the final stage of production, each
completed vehicle is run through a half-day quality assurance program that
includes test track performance checks. Each vehicle's history is maintained on
production/quality logs. And each CX is delivered to the dealer in perfect
So reliable is the CX, that every car
is covered by a comprehensive 5-year / 50,000 mile warranty and a 5-year corrosion
Hydro pneumatic suspension.
One of the most remarkable design
features of the CX is its central hydro pneumatic system (combination gas and
hydraulic fluid) for suspension, steering, and braking.
Steel springs, used in other auto
suspensions today, date back to the horse and buggy, and move with a limited
fixed velocity. While this may have been satisfactory for the buggy, a high
speed car traveling on a rough road may have its wheels more off the ground than
on it. Through use of hydro pneumatics, the CX resolves this problem by utilizing
a sphere of compressed inert nitrogen gas at each wheel for its suspension,
allowing the wheels of the CX to remain totally compliant with the road's
surface. This is because the compressed gas has more flexibility than steel, and
allows the wheels to react more quickly to the road surface.
The result is that for sheer smoothness
of ride and road-holding ability, no other auto compares. It literally floats on
air! In addition, the hydro pneumatic system of the CX provides for constant
ground clearance regardless of the load, adjustable driving height to clear
obstructions, automatic jacking for easier tire changing, and far greater