Citroën van history - commercial vehicles for 100 years by Yeomans Citroën | Yeomans Citroen

Citroën has been constantly developing and looking at ways to improve commercial vehicles for 100 years. With innovative and creative technology, manufacturing revolutions and clever designs, discover a collection of some of the most famous Citroën commercial vehicles below.

​C4 VAN

1928

With innovative features such as an all-steel bodywork, a 9 litre radiator and suspension with 4 semi-elliptical leaf springs, C4 Van was a utility vehicle ahead of its time.

Extremely versatile with no less than 17 versions available, ranging from a dropside to a panel van and having a payload of up to 1200kg, there was a C4 Van perfect for any owner.

​H VAN

1947

With an iconic style, charismatic good looks and a practical design, it's no surprise Citroën Type H was a renowned success for decades. Citroën Type H was the first mass-produced front wheel drive van and adopted many features from its Tub predecessor including sliding side doors, room to stand in the load area and an advanced cabin.

2CV MINI-VAN 

1951

​Livening up 3 decades with over 1.2 million copies produced and various by-products, 2CV Mini-van quickly reached the cult car status, meeting the demands of all.

This practical, robust and economical van was also the first delivery van with front-wheel drive, a 2 cylinder air cooled engine and simple, light technical solutions.

ACADIANE 

1978

Succeding the 2CV AK400, the Citroën Acadiane had a front end of Dyane connected to a AK400 load space with a raised roofline. This improved the vans aerodynamics and fuel consumption.

Citroën Acadiane was a real success with over 250,000 cars manufactured up until 1987 when it was replaced by the C15.

​C15

1984

With over 1 million versions manufactured and a production length spanning over 2 decades, Citroën C15 became the pioneer of a new generation of delivery vans.

The payload of up to 765kg was superior in its segment and the volume capacity, size and price made it perfect for many businesses.

​The first generation Berlingo Van defined the light-van segment by focusing on design and comfort. Offering an integrated load volume, a first for delivery vans, and creating a new sector in the car market with the Berlingo Multispace, the first vehicle in the Leisure Activity Segment.

​The second generation of Berlingo followed in the footsteps of the first, bringing new ideas and innovations to the market. The second generation Berlingo could hold 2 euro pallets in the back and was the first mini van to offer 3 adjustable front seats, proving its versatility and adaptability to meet professionals needs

New Citroën Berlingo Van has continued into its 3rd generation, introducing many new features and setting a new standard in terms of style, equipment and modular practicality. Available with 20 driver assistance systems and 4 connected technologies, New Berlingo Van offers a safe and calm drive.