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History of Citroën professional utility vehicles


For 100 years, Citroën has continued to develop and research new ways to improve utility vehicles. Through innovative and creative technologies, manufacturing prowess and ingenious designs, discover some of the most famous Citroën utility vehicles.


C4 FOURGON (1931)
Equipped with remarkable innovations such as an all-steel body, a 9-liter radiator and a suspension with 4 semi-elliptical leaf springs, the C4 Fourgon is the pioneer of utility vehicles. Available in 17 versions, ranging from sideboards to vans, and with a payload of up to 1,200 kg, the C4 Fourgon is extremely versatile and suitable for all professionals. 
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Les années 1921-1931 sont marquées par un goût pour l’exotisme, la découverte scientifique et la mécanisation dans tous les domaines. Les différents modèles d'autochenilles permettent de répondre à ces défis du début du XXe siècle.
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TUB/TUC (1939)
Taken from the legendary Type H van, the design of the Citroën TUB is the pioneer of the front-wheel drive van. The TUB saw their career cut short by the Second World War. However, they are the inventors of multiple innovations in utility vehicles: sliding side door, lowered floor in the loading area and forward cabin. 
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Type H

With iconic style, a charismatic silhouette and a functional design, the Citroën Type H has, unsurprisingly, enjoyed resounding success for decades. The Citroën Type H is the first mass-market front-wheel drive van. It inherits many features from its predecessor the TUB, including sliding side doors, a lowered floor in the loading area and a forward cabin. As fascinating as ever, modern vans continue to draw inspiration from them and many of the original models today serve as food trucks.

Bus de type 23

With a total career of 34 years and 121,902 units, popular and reliable, the Citroën Type 23 revolutionized the utility vehicle market thanks to its remarkable payload of 1,500 kg. From 1941, the Type 21 was available with hydraulic brakes, a novelty at the time. A Coach version was launched in 1947, very popular and used by the Compagnie des Transports Citroën. This vehicle also made history by being the last vehicle manufactured and presented during André Citroën's lifetime.

FROM 1951 TO 1996

2CV van (1951)

Leading 3 decades with more than 1.2 million examples and numerous derivatives, the 2CV Fourgonnette quickly became a cult car, meeting everyone's demands. This functional, robust and economical van was also the first front-wheel drive van, with a 2-cylinder air-cooled engine and simple and lightweight technical solutions.

Acadiane (1978)

Succeeding the 2CV AK400, the Citroën Acadiane features a Dyane front end and an AK400 cell with a raised roofline. It marked the improvement in van aerodynamics and fuel consumption. The Citroën Acadiane was a real success with more than 250,000 models manufactured until 1987, before being replaced by the C15.

C15 (1984)

With more than a million versions manufactured and more than 2 decades of production, the Citroën C15 is the pioneer of a new generation of vans. Its generous payload of up to 765 kg, its capacity, its size and its price make it the perfect vehicle for many professionals.


1st generation (1996)

Combining design and comfort, the first generation Berlingo is a pioneer on the van market. Its loading volume is integrated, a first for a van. The Berlingo Multispace, the first leisure model, also marks the arrival of Ludospaces.

2nd generation (2008)

The second generation Berlingo follows in the footsteps of the first, bringing new ideas and innovations to the market. The second generation Berlingo has 2 Euro pallets at the rear and is the first van to offer 3 modular front seats, demonstrating ideal versatility and adaptability to meet the needs of professionals.

3rd generation (2018)

Citroën Berlingo Van continues its evolution with its 3rd generation by introducing numerous new features and establishing a new standard in terms of style, equipment and modularity. Available with 20 driving assistance systems and 4 connected technologies, the Berlingo Van model offers safe and peaceful driving.