The Citroën CX was introduced in 1974 and voted “European Car of the Year” in 1975. It is considered by some enthusiasts to be the last “real” Citroën as it was designed before Peugeot took control of the company in 1974. The CX was a huge success in Europe although, unlike its competitors, it did not gain world-wide distribution. Notice the unique interior design that did away with steering column stalks and allowed the driver to reach all controls while keeping hold of the steering wheel. It has a transverse engine design, unlike the mid-engine layout of the Traction Avant and DS. The CX possesses the self-leveling suspension unique to Citroëns. But in 1974 the U.S. passed laws restricting passenger vehicles with height adjustable suspension. As this suspension was an integral feature of the CX design, there was no way to engineer around it and CXs were not available to the U.S. market.