More than a century earlier, the Citroën Type A with 10 HP was revealed by the style engineer Andre Citroën. This high-end vehicle can be purchased in numerous physique and the rate begins with 7,250 francs, which according to today’s currency exchange rate can be around 50,000 zlotys. Excellent rate? 2 months later on, the automobile went on sale.
The Citroen A type was produced from June 1919 to December 1921 in Paris, France. It was the very first Citroen automobile ever made. More than 24,000 copies were produced. This vehicle had a 4 cylinder water cooled engine. Its power was 10 HP, later on it increased a little. The chassis had quarter elliptic springs in the front and double quarter elliptic springs in the back. Brakes set up on the rear wheels.
The chassis was made in 2 lengths and numerous bodies were offered The long chassis was readily available as Torpedo (four-seat tourer), Torpedo Sport, Conduite Intérieure, Coupe de Ville and light trucks, and the brief chassis with Torpedo (3 seats), Conduite Intérieure, Coupe de Ville and Camionette. The much shorter chassis with a 2,550 mm (1004 in) wheelbase was just offered on demand and was withdrawn from the deal after 1920, permitting higher standardization and lower expenses. In the very first year of production, the Type A basic expense 7,950 francs. A year later on, the price increased to 12,500 francs.
The very first presentation of the cars and truck occurred in 1919 nevertheless, sales started in earnest a year later on. Because year, more than 20,000 cars left the factory. With the production of 100 cars daily, Citroën ended up being the very first mass manufacturer in our continent, which is why it is still called the Henry Ford of Europe.