Citroen’s popular 2CV is set for a comeback as the French manufacturer targets low-cost markets for consumers looking to buy or lease a car in Perth without breaking the bank.
The successor to the original 2CV is believed to follow its predecessor’s simplicity and economical approach to design, to keep costs low and allow Citroen to compete with the likes of Volkswagen’s Up. The Citroen C3 platform will be reused for this cheaper model, which is expected to go on sale in Europe in early 2014 and Australia shortly thereafter, following its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013. The 2CV will go into production at the company’s Vigo plant in Spain later this year, to benefit from cheaper labour costs compared to France.
Styling and features
The upcoming 2CV relaunch may take some of its cues from Citroen’s C Cactus concept, which was unveiled as far back as 2007 as a self-conscious ‘fun and affordable’ vehicle for budget buyers. The style this car will take is currently unknown, though Citroen has indicated that it will not mimic the look of the original 2CV or other retro concepts such as the 2009 Revolte.
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