History of French cars
The French madly love everything domestic, they are proud of their cars, wines, spirits and in general everything that is produced in them in the state. French cars, the production of which are located mostly in the north, are quite worthy of attention as the best means of transportation in their native country. France currently ranks third in the world in the production of cars after Russia and Germany. The two largest concerns – Peugeot Sitroen and Renault provide decent work for more than two and a half million people. The machines produced at these enterprises are safe and comfortable, elegant and beautiful, they have only one small but quite justified drawback, with which engineers are trying to fight – the price. Each car brand has its own history, its own features, its own logo. Let’s get acquainted with them in order of precedence.
The oldest car in France, whose production was based on a former factory for the production of household kitchen items, such as coffee grinders, was founded by engineer Emile Peugeot. The first Peugeot car saw the light in 1889, and its symbol was already well known to the buyer for the bikes produced earlier – a lion standing on two legs. The popularity of the cars of this brand brought a copy of the engine developed by the engineer Bugatti and exhibited in 1901 for everyone to see with a five-cylinder engine.
Exactly ten years separate Renault from Peugeot, it was in 1899 that the Renault brothers gave birth to a new automobile enterprise producing inexpensive, high-quality cars. After twenty years of operation, the plant acquired a conveyor belt that significantly increased the production of cars and brought profits and popularity to factory owners. In 1945, a private enterprise became state-owned, but did not cease to develop, but, on the contrary, expanded more and more, factories opened across all continents, Renault was loved by motorists in many countries for ease of management and high quality. The team “Renault” takes an active part in prestigious races, including the “Paris-Dakkar” and “Formula 1”. Currently, the company “Renault” is part of the concern “Nissan”, but the beautiful logo is preserved – the original diamond, showing that the French engineers have realized the impossible. Recently, the Renault-Duster crossover surpassed all expectations, becoming the most popular off-road vehicle in the world.
1908 was the date of birth of the car of this brand, and his “father” was an engineer and businessman Ettore Bugatti, opening a factory in Cologne, and after the end of the First World War, moving it to France. During all the years of its existence, Bugatti cars were distinguished by luxury and style. From 1908 to 1963, the company produced six models, and then went bankrupt and was mercifully “picked up” by Volkswagen. Currently, Bugatti cars, traditionally elegant and expensive, are coming out. Logo – the name of the brand and the initials of Ettore, enclosed in an oval of sixty pearls.
The founder, Henri Citroën, a Frenchman with Odessa roots, redid the shell factory into an automobile enterprise in 1919 and instantly succeeded. The first car produced at the enterprise could have developed a crazy speed for those times and was known as Type A. In the first half of the last century, almost all taxis in Paris and other major cities in France were Citroen brands. Born into the world as a “car for the people,” Citroen later became an elite expensive brand and could not withstand the economic crisis of the 1970s. The solution was found in association with another French manufacturer – Peugeot. The Citroen logo is two shiny silver chevrons that remind everyone that the founder of the brand initially worked at the locomotive factory.
Currently, in addition to the well-known and popular concerns of Renault and Citroen-Peugeot, in France there are about eleven small enterprises producing cars, including Venturi (exclusive and elite sports cars, including solar-powered engines), Delage (racing cars), ACMAT (trucks and military vehicles), Axiam (quads and light cars), Mikrocar and others. Romantic and at the same time business-minded French come up with numerous advertising slogans for their cars, some of which are really worthy of attention. So, released mainly for blondes “Renault Clio” – “the power of temptation”; serious “Renault Simbol” – “Kofmort is good for your health”; attractive to many “Peugeot” – “Created for fun”; chic “Citroen” – “Ahead of the imagination.”
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