Retromobile 2022. Citroën road cars and DS innovation in the spotlight

In addition to having postponed the dates of Rétromobile from March 16 to 20, the health crisis obviously had an impact on the presence of exhibitors. This year, some French manufacturers have given up coming. Renault maintains its stand in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the R5, Peugeot has definitively closed the door to a possible visit, while Citroën and DS favor clubs to ensure their presence.

The great Citroën tourers in the spotlight

citroen c5x press
Citroën will honor its tradition of grand tourers by exhibiting the new C5 X.

Although they are not officially there, Citroën and DS commission L’Aventure Peugeot, Citroën, DS to represent them. For the moment, we do not know the details of the clubs supported by the brands. Contacted by us, L’Aventure underlines the fact that it is still difficult to know precisely how their exhibitions were going to be arranged. In contrast, we already know that the great touring cars will be honored on the stand of L’Aventure Citroën. CX, Traction Avant or even Rosalie who is celebrating her 90th birthday, here are the stars this year. There will also be the presence of the essential 2CV and Méhari, as well as the BX, which will be entitled to a wink because it is also celebrating an anniversary: ​​40 years. The Retromobile show will be an opportunity to exhibit the C5X, the manufacturer’s new sedan at the Chevrons.

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citroen traction avant 7cv saloon
The Traction Avant will be on the set of L’Aventure Citroën…
citroen 8cv rosalie
… alongside the Citroën Rosalie, which is celebrating its 90th birthday.

DS, symbol of innovation

Citroen DS 23 Pallas
At the Chevron manufacturer, the DS is the symbol of innovation and prestige. The DS stand will host a DS 23 IE.

Today a brand in its own right, since its appearance in 1955, the DS is synonymous with refinement and innovation. It is on this theme that the manufacturer will play Retromobile. The L’Aventure DS set will thus be able to count on a DS 23 ie, an extremely rare SM Opéra, produced in seven units by coachbuilder Henri Chapron, and the new DS9 E-Tense 4×4 with 360 hp.

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Citroen SM Opera Chapron
An extremely rare SM Opéra will be exhibited at Rétromobile. Bodied by Chapron, the seven examples were produced between 1972 and 1974. The main feature is its wheelbase extended by 29 cm and the appearance of two rear doors.
DS9 E-Tense
DS wants to highlight its innovative side with in particular the new DS9 E-Tense plug-in hybrid of 60 hp.

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