It is unlikely that we will ever see a Citroën My Ami Buggy on the street, but it brings very interesting ideas

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A month and a half ago, more or less, we had the opportunity to see first-hand how a Citroën My Ami Cargo works, the small quadricycle of the French firm that is offered as a transport solution for companies, especially for those that make “last mile” deliveries.

Then we tell you that the Citroën Ami was a small 2.41 meter vehicle that, technically, we cannot call a car, since it can be driven with an AM license from the age of 15. It is designed as an interesting solution for urban mobility, lowering costs – it is exactly the same from the front to the rear or lacks heating – but offering an ideal size to park anywhere.

In fact, the brand indicates that it is the best-selling electric quadricycle in Spain and the second if any other means of propulsion are taken into account. How many have they sold in Spain? Since March 2021 they have enrolled 522 units and so far in 2022 they have sold another 96, most of them to individuals.

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interesting attributes

Sales figures are precisely one of the reasons that can justify this Citroën Ami Buggy. Conceived as a reinterpretation of the small quadricycle, this concept (it remains to be seen if its production is approved) offers interesting solutions that, some of them, can see the light without necessarily being accompanied by the new vehicle itself.

We said the sales figures because Citroën confirmed that the Ami had its main customers in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia and coastal areas. Most of the buyers are wealthy people who buy the Ami as a safer alternative to motorcycle (especially for their children and before a future B1 card for young people can be approved) or older people who see the quad as an easy way to move between small population centers or to get closer to the beach.

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For these cases, the Citroën My Ami Buggy can be a very interesting solution. The concept uses “mud” wheels with a larger lug pattern, which should allow better traction on easy dirt tracks. It also has other simple and useful accessories, such as headlight protection or padding that significantly improves its seats. These are removable, so it is not surprising that Citroën offered these as an accessory in the future.

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There are other significant changes to this My Ami Buggy that would be rarer to see in a final version. The doors have been replaced by plastic curtains that can be removed and are reminiscent of the Citroen Mehari. Instead, two tubular protections on the sides give access to the interior and allow you to store two backpacks specifically designed for this space. It is also difficult to think that the Front lights or the roof replacement wheel may have a place in a future production model.

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Will we see him on the street?

Everything indicates that Citroën has opted for the strategy of offering a vehicle that is as cheap and simple as possible for small transfers or as micromobility solutionso reissues or new ideas revolving around the Ami are not expected to arrive.

It is possible, however, that due to the type of customer accessing this vehicle, some easy-to-implement solutions were applied, such as rubber with more studs or padding for the seats, since the standard ones are really hard. Adding weight, like roof lights or a spare tire, can only go against your main arguments. The same happens with the replacement of the doors, as it would increase production costs.

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In summary, this Citroën My Ami Buggy is presented as an interesting design exercise with some applications that can be incorporated right now into the production of the units that are being manufactured.

A month and a half ago, more or less, we had the opportunity to see first-hand how a Citroën My…

A month and a half ago, more or less, we had the opportunity to see first-hand how a Citroën My…

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