In the company car world, too, people seem to like to look back on a long time ago. Italy’s Carrosserie Caselani has a penchant for classic Citroën commercial vehicles and, based on the Berlingo, comes with a retro truck inspired by the 2CV Fourgonnette.
Italian Carrosserie Caselani has hired a designer in the form of David Obendorfer who is happy to transform modern Citroën commercial vehicles into iconic retro looks. In 2017, the company introduced the Citroën Jumper which is linked with design influences from the classic Citroën HY. Dubbed the ‘Type H’, this order was joined in 2020 by the Type HG, an old bus based on Citroën Jumpy which the company reverted to a younger sibling to the never-before-produced Citroën HY. We’re now halfway through 2022 and Carrosserie Caselani thinks it’s time to give Retro Adventure a little sequel.
The company announces the arrival of what it calls Fourgonnette. We see the silhouette of a much smaller van with round headlights and it’s slightly outside the regular body. The image goes hand in hand with a bunch of hashtags, including #2cv, #fourgonnette, and #newtypeh. The company appears to be giving the Type H a successor based on the Berlingo, which appears to be a modern interpretation of the popular interpretation: the 2CV Fourgonnette. His name: Furgonite.
No doubt, Carrosserie Caselani will soon be showing off its new retro car itself, but AutoWeek has already patented a Citroën Berlingo that has been transformed into a retro look. The Berlingo gets a ribbed hood with front screens and mudguards clearly inspired by those on the 2CV. Ribbed sheet metal, off-body headlights and semi-classic fenders: a complete 2CV picture. We can also see the contours of the tail lights, which promise – just as with the 2CV Fourgonnette – to be two rotating units stacked one on top of the other.
/Update: There are now two official photos of Fourgonnette (Pictures 1 and 2).
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