The Citroën 2CV (French: “deux chevaux” i.e. “deux chevaux vapeur”, literally “twa tax horsepouer”) wis an economy caur produced bi the French automaker Citroën frae 1948-1990. It wis technologically advanced an innovative, but with uncompromisingly utilitarian unconventional looks, an deceptively simple Bauhaus inspired bodywork, that belied the sheer quality o its underlying engineering. It wis designed to move the French peasantry on frae horses an carts. It is considered ane o Citroën's maist iconic caurs. In 1953, 'Autocar' in a technical review o the caur wrote o, "...the extraordinary ingenuity o this design, which is undoubtedly the maist original since the Model T Ford." It wis designed for low cost, simplicity o uise, versatility, reliability, an off-road driving. For this it haed a licht, easily serviceable engine, extremely soft long travel suspension (with adjustable ride height), high ground clearance, an for oversized loads a caur-wide canvas sunroof (which until 1960 also covered the boot).
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