Italian coach-builder Caselani has taken inspiration from the Fourgonnette van version of the iconic 2CV to once again collaborate with Citroën and this time create a retro Berlingo-based model.
The new Fourgonnette has been designed and will be built under licence by Caselani.
With the Fourgonnette, Caselani designer David Obendorfer has taken the 2CV design appearance of Citroën’s Truckette version of the vehicle and modernized it to transform the current Citroën Berlingo by adding fibreglass front-end bodywork is that reminiscent of the 2CV’s grille, bumper, fenders, ripple bonnet and its side vents. A second skin emulating the corrugated sheeting used on the original 2CV Fourgonnette covers the rest of the vehicle. The domed roof section gives the effect of the cargo section being separated from the body like on the original 2CV Fourgonnette. The rear doors have two rounded windows and the round rear lights complete the effect.
The Fourgonnette is Caselani’s 3rd version of Citroen’s iconic vans. The first was a retro take in 2017 on the HY Van using a Citroen Relay.
And then in 2020 the Type HG, which was based on the Spacetourer.
Caselani will be making both 3-seat commercial panel and 5-seat passenger versions of the Fourgonnette, and it will be available with either diesel, gas and fully electric powertrains. The e-Berlingo has a 50-kilowatt-hour battery pack with a range of about 170 miles, and it can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes. Order books for the kit opened on October 1, with production to begin in January 2023.