Like the similar Citroën Méhari, the FAF derived frae the 2CV. FAF stood for the French Facile à Fabriquer an Facile à Financer (Easy tae Manufacture, Easy tae Finance). The body wis made o easy tae produce, fauldit elements an the caur leukt effectively like a metallic version o the Méhari.
The primary target market for the FAF wis Africae. As its name suggests, it wis meant tae allou "easy" production, maistly in developin kintras. The idea follaed the widespread production o similar 2CV-based vehicles in a lairge number o kintras, includin Iran (Baby-Brousse, Jyane-Mehari), Vietnam (Dalat), Greece (Namco Pony), Chile (Yagan), Belgium (VanClee), Spain, Portugal an ithers (it is aften erroneously reportit that some o these vehicles wur based on the FAF). Housomeivver, the concept o a "seicont-class" caur that wis connectit wi the FAF seems tae hae affectit its manufacture an sales that remained law, in contrast tae the success enjoyed bi some o its predecessors.