Citroën FAF

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Citroën FAF
1980 Citroën FAF A4x4, at Conservatoire Citroën.jpg
Manufacturer Citroën
Production 1973-1979
Body and chassis
Class Supermini
Body style 3-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Related Citroën 2CV
Citroën Méhari
Citroën Dyane
Citroën Ami
Citroën Bijou
Engine Flat-2
Successor Citroën E-Méhari

The Citroën FAF is a small open-top automobile produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1973 until 1979, built and sold in various developing and Third World countries.

Like the similar Citroën Méhari, the FAF derived from the 2CV. FAF stood for the French Facile à Fabriquer and Facile à Financer (Easy to Manufacture, Easy to Finance). The body was made of easy to produce, folded elements and the car looked effectively like a metallic version of the Méhari.

The primary target market for the FAF was Africa. As its name suggests, it was meant to allow "easy" production, mostly in developing countries. The idea followed the widespread production of similar 2CV-based vehicles in a large number of countries, including Iran (Baby-Brousse, Jyane-Mehari), Vietnam (Dalat), Greece (Namco Pony), Chile (Yagán), Spain, Portugal and others (it is often erroneously reported that some of these vehicles were based on the FAF). However, the concept of a "second-class" car that was connected with the FAF seems to have affected its manufacture and sales that remained low, in contrast to the success enjoyed by some of its predecessors. Various kit car style bodies were also developed, inspired by the FAF and Méhari, such as Belgium's VanClee.

Citroën Pony Rear 
1974 Citroën Yagán 
Belgian Vanclee Mungo 
Vanclee Mungo Rear 

Production history[edit]

Model 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 Total
Baby Brousse
495 300 660 2,430 2,025 1,125 2,280 4,050 1,290 2,010 3,390 5,070 3,510 2,295 1,590 600 None 30 None 30 33,180[1]


  1. ^ "Production numbers from Citroenet". Citroën statistics. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

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