Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer founded in 1919 by André Citroën. André Citroën bought a patent in Poland in 1900 on a chevron-shaped gear used in milling. He created a business specialized in the production of these gears and it became a success. When he began manufacturing cars in 1919, he chose these double chevrons which led to his success, as his logo. Citroën has always been known for its boldness and innovation. The company has produced many iconic models over the years, including the Traction Avant, which was the first mass-produced front-wheel drive car. Some of the most well-known models of Citroën include the 2CV, DS, Traction Avant, and CX.