Models of Citroën: 1940
Type 11-T U Series van, an 11 bhp version of the Type 7-T U series.
Among the saloon cars, only the Traction is produced up to 1941.
To alleviate the shortage of petrol, many industrial vehicles are converted to run on gas.
Citroën offers a gas-fuelled Type 45G, with a 6 cylinder 5,138 cm 3 engine developing 60 bhp, and a payload of 3,500 kg.
Models of Citroën: 1941
A new gas-powered commercial vehicle arrives on the market : the Type 45G with a Brandt gas producer. Also available is another version of the type 45G with a Sabatier-Decauville gas producer.
Type 11-T série U-C series van: faster than the Type 11-T U series van, and with a bigger payload.
The type 23 L G series with a Brandt gas producer.
Models of Citroën: 1945
Type 45G truck with an Imbert gas producer. A wood-burning gas producer starting on gas rather than petrol. This system, studied since 1940, is used to help France's indudtry.
Models of Citroën: 1946
The Paris Motor Show in October sees the reappearance of the 11B, now called the 11 Normale, the 11BL or 11 Légère, and the 15-6G.
Models of Citroën: 1947
In May, the 15-Six D is launched with a new gearbox carburettor and cylinder head.
Models of Citroën: 1948
At the Paris Motor Show in October, the 2CV astonishes visitors with its novel looks, ingenious design, economy and potential for varied applications. The 2CV expresses a new philosophy of individual transport. The newly designed 375 cm 3 engine is an air-cooled flat-twin developing 9 bhp SAE at 3,500 rpm. For the first time, Citroën fits a 4-speed gearbox as standard. The 2CV travels at 65 km/h and consumes 4.5 litres/100 km. Between October 1949 and 27 July 1990, 3,872,583 examples of the 2CV and its light utility versions are built.
June sees the launch of the H, a utility vehicle with a payload of 1,200 kg. The H offers a new structural concept, a platform chassis with a superstructure of corrugated steel. The 1,911 cm 3 engine develops 50 bhp at 3,800 rpm. Rated 11 bhp, the H travels at 78 km/h and consumes 13 litres/100 km. Between June 1948 and December 1981, over 490,000 examples of the H are built.
One of Citroën's most popular utility vehicles - the 45 UADI bus - is also launched at this time. Eight hundred examples are built with a 6-cylinder diesel engine.
Models of Citroën: 1949
Small HZ Type van, payload 850 kg, 11 bhp, 88 km/h.