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Citroen Traction Avant

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Citroen Traction Avant



Final thoughts and pick of the range

The Traction Avant is perhaps the world's most innovative car. Lovely thing to drive, too

Even today the Traction Avant is a lovely way of getting about. That it’s charming to drive, with gentle road manners is nothing more than a bonus when seen against the car’s real achievements.

The Traction Avant was revolutionary at its launch and has had an influence on the automotive landscape that still resonates today. The current mass market template is still a front wheel drive car with independent suspension built around a steel monocoque. The Traction Avant had that 84 years ago. Its importance cannot be overstated.

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