However, by the late 1940s, the most advanced feature of the Traction Avant was its front-wheel drive, the rest of the car looking distinctly old-fashioned. Citroën and its Michelin owner were not about to rest on their laurels, setting out to create another technological sensation if they could.
The result was the DS series that entered production in 1955. Styling was by Flaminio Bertoni, who I wrote about here. The first of the series was the DS19, the 19 referring to its 1,911 cc motor. The first link in this paragraph mentions the DS19s major technical innovations: I will focus on its styling.
Citroën DS19 is not a well-integrated design that seemed odd to me when first announced and still does not please me.