Citroen Citroen is a major French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen group since 1976, founded in 1919 by French industrialist Andre-Gustave Citroen (1878Ц1935). In 1934, the firm established its reputation for innovative technology with the Traction Avant. This car was the world's first mass-produced front wheel drive car, but also one of the first to feature a unitary type body, with no chassis holding the mechanical components.
| Launched in 1953, the Type 55 remained in production until 1965 and was available with either a petrol or diesel powerplant inherited from the Type 45 and had a payload in the order of 5 tonnes.It was available in three wheelbases and in 2 x 4 and 4 x 4 versions.
The 2 CV 4x4 2CV Sahara appeared in December 1960. This had an additional engine-transmission unit in the rear, mounted the other way around and driving the rear wheels. For the second engine there was a separate push-button starter and choke. With a gear stick between the front seats, both transmissions were operated simultaneously. For the two engines, there were separate petrol tanks under the front seats. The filler neck sat in the front doors. Both engines (and hence axles) could be operated independently. The spare wheel was mounted on the bonnet. The car had ample off-road capability, but at twice the price of the standard 2CV. 694 were produced until 1968 and one more in 1971. Many were used by the Swiss Post as a delivery vehicle. Today they are highly collectable
Citroen approached firms Herwaythorn , Dangel , Sinpar (F.I.T.T 350 Belphegor 4x4 protype Sinpar 1969) to equip their four-wheel drive vehicles. The Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner are almost identical panel vans and leisure activity vehicles produced by the PSA Peugeot Citroen alliance since 1996. They were based on the Citroen ZX/Peugeot 306 estate floorpan and mechanicals. With their rectangular, box like cargo space and aerodynamic front, conceptually they can be considered the descendants of the Citroen 2CV panel van (AK400). Dangel AWD Version .
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