Over the past year and a half, we have talked a lot about Stellantis’ quirky all-electric quadricycle that is currently being sold under several of the automaker’s brands. Aimed at city driving, the electric quadricycle also opens up an opportunity for not only delivery drivers throughout an urban landscape but allows those as young as 14 years of age in certain countries to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
Needless to say, the Citroën version of the vehicle called the Ami has already found its way into the garage of 21,000 European customers since its launch in April of 2020. Word of the electric quadricycle has even been hinted at coming to select markets in the United States as part of Stellantis’ Free2move car-sharing service.
While there has already been a cargo version of the Ami on the market for some time, in December the French automaker decided to show off a conceptual version of a beach buggy using the Ami as its basis. It proved to be a big hit and it didn’t take long for Stellantis to green light a limited production run based on the concept.
With a limited production run of just 50 units for the French market, the My Ami Buggy went on sale on Tuesday, June 21st at midnight and remarkably sold out in just 17 minutes and 28 seconds. The fastest customer managed to complete the whole purchasing journey and get his My Ami Buggy in only 2 minutes and 53 seconds. Thus, he will receive 1 of the 50 numbered units personalized with his name, which will be delivered wherever he wants during the second half of August.
According to Citroën, over 1,800 people tried to order the My Ami Buggy during its initial launch.
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.