Commercial vehicles

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Commercial vehicles

TRUCKS

01_histoire_vehiculesutilitaires_camions_captureThe first CITROËN truck arrived on the market in October 1926. This was the B15, which offered a payload of 1,000 kg for the first time. A number of other versions arrived on the market in the 1930s, with the C4 and C6 vans, followed by the Type 29, T32, T23 and T45.

These vehicles continued to be appreciated in the 1950s for their reliability and robust strength. In September 1953, they gained a new cabin, but only the T45 changed its name to become the T55, then the T46, T47, T48 or T60, depending on the version and engine.

The range was overhauled in October 1965, when it adopted the renowned ultramodern Belphégor cab. After launching a new range with Berliet in 1969, Citroën stopped producing trucks in 1973.

 

LARGE VANS

02_histoire_vehiculesutilitaires_fourgons_captureIn June 1939, CITROËN started a quiet revolution in light commercial vehicles with the TUB. This van, with its one-piece body, front-wheel drive, low load sill and sliding side door, paved the way for the modern light commercial vehicle.

After the war, the Type H (launched in August 1948) built on the experience acquired with its predecessor. Hardy and robust, the Type H enjoyed a particularly long career, with production stopping only on 14 December 1981. It was replaced by the C35 (1974 – 1991), and the new C25, launched in January 1974.

The C35 and C25 were replaced by the Jumper/Relay and Jumpy/Dispatch launched in March 1994 and October 1995 respectively. The second-generation models arrived on the market in June 2006 for the Jumper/Relay and January 2007 for the Jumpy/Dispatch.

 

SMALL VANS

03_histoire_vehiculesutilitaires_camionnettes_captureCITROËN has always sold light commercial vehicles. Even the 10HP, launched in 1919, had a commercial variant. During the 1920s and 1930s, the B2, 5HP, B12, B14, C4, C6, 8CV, 10CV and even the Traction Avant (11CV) successfully continued the line of commercial vehicles.

After the Second World War, the 2CV Van took over. Sold in a range of versions between 1951 and 1978, it was replaced by the Acadiane. This model, which was based on the Dynane, remained in production until 1987. In the meantime, the C15 made its debut in1984.

As a result of its success, the C15 was replaced only in 1996, by the Berlingo. The C15 nevertheless continued its career until 2006. The range of light commercial vehicles currently comprises Nemo, launched in 2007, and Berlingo, that newest version was launched in 2014.