Models of Citroën: 1960
The Paris Motor show unveils the DS19 Cabriolet, with bodywork designed by Chapron. The car has a 4-speed gearbox (including three syncromesh) and a centrifugal clutch.
The Cabriolet offers 76 colour combinations, 13 body colours and 11 interior trim shades. The DS19 Cabriolet is produced in 1,325 examples between September 1960 and 1974.
Models of Citroën: 1961
In April, the Ami 6 joins the Citroën range. The strong lines of the vehicle are accentuated by the reverse-raked rear window; its mechanical parts are based on those of the 2CV. The engine is a 602 cm 3 air-cooled flat-twin developing 20 bhp at 4,500 rpm. Rated 3 bhp, the Amihas a 4-speed gearbox, travels at 105 km/h and consumes 6 litres/100 km.
A 4-door, 4-seat saloon, the Ami is built in 1,039,384 examples between April 1961 and July 1971.
Models of Citroën: 1962
In October, the Paris Motor Show is held at the Porte de Versailles for the first time. Citroën unveils a restyled version of the DS19 with a new nose and redesigned bumpers. The aim is to improve aerodynamics and increase the maximum speed to 160 km/h.
Models of Citroën: 1963
In February, the 2CV AZA gains a more powerful engine developing 16.5 bhp at 4,200 rpm. The car now offers a maximum speed of 95 km/h.
In October, the Types 46 and 55 undergo a number of technical modifications to become the Type 60. The new vehicle is fitted with a 5,183 cm 3 6-cylinder petrol engine developing 90 bhp or a 5,183 cm 3 diesel engine developing 86 bhp. The payload is 5,500 kg and the total laden weight 9,800 kg.
Models of Citroën: 1964
September sees the appearance of the DS19 Pallas, a car with an enhanced interior and finish.
The Ami 6 Estate is presented at the Paris Motor Show. Based on the saloon and with broadly similar technical features, it offers a range of possibilities, emphasizing the versatile character of the Ami. Two 4/5 seat-versions are available - Tourisme and Confort - plus a utility vehicle.
At the Paris Motor Show, safety belts are offered as an option on all Citroën models.
In December, the 2CV gains front-hinged instead of rear-hinged doors at the front.
The Type 60 DIP bus is launched, with oleopneumatic rear suspension and seating for 36 people.
Models of Citroën: 1965
September sees the launch of a new, more powerful DS, the DS21. The new version is equipped with a completely new 2,175 cm 3 5-bearing engine developing 109 bhp SAE at 5,500 rpm. Rated 12 bhp, it travels at 175 km/h and consumes 9.8 litres/100 km. All drive-joints are of the constant-velocity type. The DS21 is equipped with a headlamp levelling system to offset dynamic variations in attitude. It is available with Saloon, Pallas, Prestige and Cabriolet styling. The DS21 is built in 207,313 examples between September 1965 and October 1972.
December sees the launch of two new types of truck, the 350 and the 600. Both are available in petrol and diesel versions. The new trucks use a DS-type hydraulic system for brake operation, with the green LHM fluid. 350 Type N: 2,176 cm 3 4-cylinder petrol engine developing 82 bhp, total laden weight 5,990 kg. 350 Type ND Series P: 3,860 cm 3 4-cylinder Perkins diesel engine developing 80 bhp, total laden weight 5,990 kg. 350 Type ND Series M: 4,690 cm 3 4-cylinder MAN Diesel engine developing 76 bhp, total laden weight 6,250 kg. 600 P: 5,183 cm 3 6-cylinder petrol engine developing 118 bhp, total laden weight 10,300 kg. 600 PD: 5,600 cm 3 6-cylinder diesel engine developing 103 bhp, total laden weight 10,300 kg.
Models of Citroën: 1966
LHM, a special mineral oil, replaces LHS2 in the hydraulic circuits of all ID and DS models. A high-quality product, LHM ensures long service life for all circuit components. From October, the 600P and PD trucks are renamed 700 Series PY and PYD. The total laden weight is increased to 10,990 kg thanks to the more powerful engines: 134 bhp for the petrol, 108 bhp for the diesel.
Models of Citroën: 1967
July sees the launch of the Dyane, slotting in between the 2CV and the Ami 6. It is equipped with the proven mechanical parts of the 2CV - 425 cm 3 flat-twin engine developing 21 bhp SAE at 5,500 rpm, 2 bhp rating, 4-speed gearbox, maximum speed 100 km/h, consumption 4.9 litres/100 km - but its body is completely new. It is a saloon that offers all the advantages of an estate, with its rear hatch and fold-down back seat. The Dyane is built in 1,443,583 examples between July 1967 and June 1983.
September sees new bodywork for the ID and DS series: a completely redesigned front end (wings, bonnet, bumpers, lower streamlining) incorporating four headlamps, two of which swivel with the steering.
In February, a utility derivative of the 600 PD is launched: the 800 PYD Series R. The new vehicle is a tanker with a total laden weight of 11,900 kg. The total laden weight of the Type 350 is raised to 6,990 kg and the models are renamed 450 Club and 450 Confort.
The 60 DIP bus is given a new interior layout which increases its seating capacity from 36 to 42.
Models of Citroën: 1968
January sees the launch of the Dyane 6 with the more powerful Ami 6 engine (602 cm 3 developing 28.5 bhp SAE at 5,400 rpm, 3 bhp, 110 km/h, 6.1 litres/100 km).
May heralds the launch of the Méhari, a completely new multi-purpose, all-terrain 4-seat pick-up joining Citroën's family of light flat-twin vehicles. Rated 3 bhp, the Méhari has a 602 cm 3 engine developing 28.5 bhp SAE at 5,400 rpm. It travels at 105 km/h. The plastic body prevents corrosion problems and resists impact. The Méhari 4x4 is built in 144,953 examples between May 1968 and December 1987.
In September, the DS19 is replaced by the sportier DS20: 1,985 cm 3 developing 103 bhp SAE at 6,000 rpm, 165 km/h, 10.39 litres/100 km.
At the same time, the ID20 replaces the ID19.
In March, assembly of Citroën's heavy utility vehicles is transferred to the Vénissieux works of Automobiles Marius Berliet.
Models of Citroën: 1969
In March, the Ami 6 is replaced by the Ami 8. The redesigned, simplified and smoother bodywork offers improved visibility. The new car is equipped with a 602 cm 3 engine developing 2 bhp DIN at 5,750 rpm. Rated 2 bhp, it travels at 123 km/h and consumes 5.5. litres/100 km. Built as 4-seat saloon or estate, the Ami 8 is produced in 800,775 examples between March 1969 and June 1979, when production is stopped.
September sees the launch of the DS21, the first French production car with electronic fuel injection: 2,175 cm 3 engine developing 12 bhp, 188 km/h, 10.38 litres/100 km. The DS21 is made in 41,805 examples between September 1969 and October 1972.
At the same time, the D Super replaces the ID20: 1,985 cm 3 engine developing 103 bhp SAE at 6,000 rpm, 11 bhp, 165 km/h, 10.45 litres/100 km. The D Special replaces the ID 19: 1,985 cm 3 engine developing 91 bhp SAE at 5,750 rpm, 11 bhp, 160 km/h, 10.4 litres/100 km. The 2CV family is split up into the 2CV 4 (435 cm 3 , 24 bhp DINat 6,750 rpm, 2 bhp, 102 km/h, 5.4 litres/100 km) and the 2CV 6 (602 cm 3 , 28.5 bhp DIN at 6,750 rpm, 3 bhp, 110 km/h, 6.1 litres/100 km,).
July sees the launch of a small utility vehicle: the 180 K. Equipped with a 1,911 cm 3 4-cylinder petrol engine developing 50 bhp, it has a total laden weight of 3,500 kg.