Citroën has responded to the extremely positive reception from its My Ami Buggy Concept that was shown back in December, with the announcement that it would be building an ultra-limited production series inspired by the concept. The 50-unit limited edition My Ami Buggy Concept will go on sale on Tuesday, June 21st in France, with each customer enjoying a ‘VIP service’ as part of the online sales process. Deliveries will start on Monday, August 8th.
“The public reacted enthusiastically when we presented the My Ami Buggy Concept and many customers asked for it,“ said Laurence Hansen, Director of Citroën Strategy and Product. Today, we are pleased to be able to bring the spirit of this concept to life with this exclusive My Ami Buggy and to illustrate once again the potential for customizing Ami. With no doors and a convertible roof, My Ami Buggy allows the driver and passenger to feel freer and to enjoy silent driving in electric mode.”
My Ami Buggy includes key elements from the Ami Pop and Ami Vibe versions, such as enhancements to the front and rear bumpers, and added trim around the lights, while the wider wheel arches and rear spoiler give it a more muscular appearance. Black-tinted protective elements reinforce the sense of robustness and contrast with the Khaki color scheme. In addition to the Khaki color, yellow accents enliven the bodywork, while the 14-inch perforated gold wheels contrast with the bodywork color.
The yellow exterior touches are mirrored on board, highlighting accessories such as the dashboard storage bins, bag hook, and door opening straps. The seats are covered in black material enhanced with yellow stitching, while the floor mats also feature yellow detailing on the seams.
On closer inspection, we notice the absence of doors and the convertible roof, so as to make the most of the outside environment and breathe in the pure air with the wind in the wind. Mounted on hinges, metal tubes replace the doors. As for the convertible roof, it is equipped with a gray hood, a nod to the Mehari or the 2CV. This protective cover is rollable, of good density, waterproof and anti-UV treated in order to shelter the driver and his passenger from solar radiation or bad weather. The soft top is fixed all around the roof opening using press studs. Rollable, it can simply be stored behind the seats.
To add to the sense of fun and adventure that is central to My Ami Buggy, the front of the model can be personalized, allowing customers to add any message they like onto the vehicle. Each of the 50 examples will be unique, thanks to a special ‘My Ami Buggy ULTRA LIMITED EDITION’ plate that will feature on the dashboard. Each vehicle will be numbered 1-50.
“This is truly fabulous news! The introduction of a limited run of My Ami Buggy clearly demonstrates how customer reaction can help to shape Citroën’s product planning,“ Eurig Druce, Managing Director of Citroën UK. It’s only available in France for now, and I know it will be a huge success. If there’s sufficient interest from customers here, then there’s every conceivable chance we could see future versions of My Ami Buggy on sale in the UK.”