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The Citroën Dyane is a small economy market car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1967 and 1983.
The History of the Citroën Dyane
The Citroën company was founded in 1919 by the French industrialist Andre-Gustave Citroën. The Citroën 2CV, a small versatile and highly economic car, has been famous for many years and it was upon this vehicle that Citroën based the Citroën Dyane. When Renault introduced their small car the Renault 4 sales of Citroën’s 2CV fell and this spurred the creation of the Citroën Dyane. The Citroën Dyane is a hatchback vehicle and therefore offers versatility. The styling of the Citroën Dyane is more conventional and contemporary looking than the 2CV and this furthered its appeal. The Citroën Dyane was in actuality designed not by Citroën, but by the Panhard company to whom Citroën outsourced design responsibility due to the occupation of its design team on reworking existing models such as the DS. For the first five months of production, power for the Citroën Dyane was provided by the 2CV’s air cooled 425cc engine.
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In 1968 the Citroën Dyane ‘6’ was announced at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1968. The Citroën Dyane 6 was powered by the 602cc engine formally used in the Citroën Ami model, with power output claimed to be 28bhp, allowing a top speed of just over 70mph. When first launched there were two versions of the Citroën Dyan available: the basic ‘Luxe’ and the better equipped ‘Confort’ which boasted hub caps on the wheels and there was a special compartment for spare wheel and jack; inside the car the doors were covered with moulded plastic, a step up from the basic vinyl-covered hardboard panels of the ‘Luxe’. In March 1968 the 425cc engine was replaced by a 435cc unit, and this model became known as the Citroën Dyane 4. This was followed in September 1968 when the improved 602cc engine was fitted to what became known as the Citroën Dyan 6. A further refinement was the ‘Trafficlutch’, a centrifugal clutch that prevented the engine from stalling in slow moving traffic. Production of the Citroën Dyan ceased in 1983. Between 1968 and 1980 the Citroën Dyan was also produced in Iran. The Citroën company continues today.