The best ads tell a story, and this one for the mid-90s Citroën XM Pallas certainly does that. In fact, it's more of an informercial than an regular car ad, with inspiring music right out of an Early Dot-Com Era shareholder's meeting. Best as we can tell, the Citroën driver here is bringing a box containing a critical mass of our favorite off-brand fissionable material, Uranium 233 (cast in a ring shape, of course, to avoid troublesome criticality events in the back seat) to the local warlord's headquarters in a Damnation Alley-esque post-disaster world.
Many important things can be gleaned from this ad:
-The Saab 9-5 was a ripoff of the Citroen Pallas profile.
-The Pallas has a crazy-tight turning radius for a front driver.
-The front window is rolled up by turning the steering wheel briskly to the left.
-Ugly vinyl siding is not unique to North America.
-France's wild horses have europunk haircuts.
-Lazy-ass drivers aren't unique to North America either. Note the power armrest.
-The sound guy wanted Carmina Burana 'O Fortuna' but didn't know what it was actually called and settled for this.
-All the roads in France are dusty.