CHOOSE YOUR CITROËN DS
Launched at the 1955 Paris Motor Show, the Citroën DS boasted many engineering advances, but still used Traction Avant 1911cc engine with the four-speed transmission.
A more simple and cheaper ID version was launched in 1957 (no hydraulic assistance), and an estate version in 1958.
Engines were upgraded to five-main-bearing 1985cc and 2175cc units in 1965, the same year the DS21 joined the range. The more luxurious Pallas model was also introduced.
1967 Robert Opron’s redesign. Covered headlights swivelled with the steering. Suspension fluid changed from red to green.
In 1970, engines were offered with Bosch fuel injection. A three-speed automatic and fivespeed manual transmission became available. The 2347cc DS23 joined the range in 1973.
Production ended in 1975 with nearly 1.5 million DS/IDS built.