Citroën CEO Linda Jackson has announced they are analyzing the prospects of bringing the Méhari back.

Citroën CEO Linda Jackson has announced they are analyzing the prospects of bringing the Méhari back.

Based on the legendary 2CV, the ABS plastic-bodied Méhari was a lightweight utility car built by Citroën during 1968 and 1987 during which around 150,000 units were made. It was considered as being a very versatile vehicle equipped with a canvas roof (or optional waterproof plastic hard top) and was preferred by a large customer base varying from farmers to those who were on a holiday and used it as a beach buggy.

Citroën is thinking about bringing it back as company CEO Linda Jackson says a new version would help the brand get a "fun" image. She went on to specify Citroën's new brand positioning is about selling fun cars that put a smile on the customer's face, adding there might be room for a new Méhari which they are currently considering for a revival after almost three decades of absence.

If green-lighted for production, the modern Méhari will be based on a future subcompact car so expect small three-cylinder engines and a very light roofless body at an affordable price tag.

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