André Citroën, the founder of Citroën, was first and foremost a communicator. To promote the brand’s products and image, he decided to take Citroën vehicles to the furthest reaches of the globe–from the heart of Africa with its immense stretches of desert to the untamed tracks of Asia. The “trans-Saharan expedition” (December 17, 1922 - March 6, 1923) was followed by the “Croisière Noire” in Africa (October 28, 1924 - June 26, 1925) and the “Croisière Jaune” in Asia (April 4, 1931 - February 12, 1932). The vehicles were equipped with flexible tracks. The expedition brought back thousands of photographs, notebooks packed with interviews and accounts, every day items to works of art, and camera footage.
Country of Origin: France
Drivetrain Configuration: Front engine, rear track drive
Engine: 4 stroke, 4cylinder, 20 hp
Transmission: 3 forward, 1 reverse with reducer
Top Speed: 35 miles per hour
Years of Production: 1921-30
Number Produced: Approximately100
Original Cost: Unknown, but costly
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