Release at the Paris Auto Salon. The early cars can be
recognized by the oval ornament on the grill of the
one-piece bonnet and boast a 375cc engine!
The oval on the bonnet disappear and only the chevrons are
left. The speedometer gets a light for the dark.
A new 2CV appears. It's the AZ with bigger 425cc engine
developing 12hp and a top speed of 49 mph.
The steering wheel turns from black into grey. A bigger back
screen and a new model, the AZL. Aluminium strips on the
bonnet and below the doors are the most obvious differences.
2 New models. The AZLM is a AZL with the metal boot lid (
earlier cars have a roof that rolls down to the bumper!).
The 2CV Sahara 4x4 is the famous two engined 2CV. Four wheel
drive is achieved by putting an extra engine in the boot and
letting it drive the rear wheels. Either or both engines can
Some heating is provided, most needed is the very effective
front windscreen demister.
Different tires for all 2CVs. 135x380 instead of 125x400.
Changes to the Sahara include position of number plate, rear
lights and position of the fuel tanks.
New bonnet with small grill and separate pieces between
bonnet and wings.
Mixte is the name for the boot lid that opens complete with
back screen. New engine gives 14 hp and puts top speed at 52
New type of bumpers for all cars except Sahara.
There are now 5 models:
- AZL, Ordinary.
- AZA, Ordinary with metal boot lid.
- AZAM, More luxurious with paper clip like ornaments
on the bumpers.
- Mixte, With bootlid that opens together with back
screen and a part of the roof.
- Sahara, 2 Engines, four wheel drive.
New tyres Michelin X 125x400 instead of Normal 135x380.
Electrical windscreen wipers instead of mechanical ones
driven by speedometer cable. Speedometer moves from the
windscreen to the dashboard and gets different shape.
Finally all four doors open at the rear. Mixte is replaced
by commerciale which can have a flat boot floor installed so
you can take bigger objects and load the car more easily.
New grille with horizontal bars. Chevrons move from grille
to bonnet. Third sidescreen for all cars except AZL and
A special version named Export appears. It is derived from
the AZAM but is only produced for 4 months.
Because of the introduction of the Dyane, only 2 models of
2CV are left, the Berline and Commerciale with 425cc and 18
All 2CVs get a 12V electrical installation, round front
indicators and new taillights. A list of all models:
- Berline 2CV4 with 435cc 26 SAE hp engine. Top speed:
- Berline 2CV6 with 602cc 33 SAE hp engine. Top speed:
New tyres: 125X15 instead of 125X380.
Reintroduced to the UK market
New square headlights, a new plastic grill and new painted
2CV Special is the new cheaper version of the 2CV and there
is a special edition called Spot as well. The supremacy of
the 2CV over the Dyane becomes clear: 4 models of the 2CV
and 1 Dyane. Because of the oil crisis, the 2CVs and Dyanes
are very popular. The hp figure is reduced from 28.5 DIN hp
to 26 DIN hp. To celebrate the 5 millionth 2CV, a special
limited edition model the Spot is introduced.
The 2CV6 gets square headlights. The 2CV4 is discontinued
and the 2CV Special gets the third side screen and keeps the
round headlights. The 2CV6 gets increased power through a
double choke carburettor to 29 hp.
The 2CV Special gets the 602cc engine. All 2CVs get a 6.5
gallon fuel tank instead of 5.25.
New rear view mirror. 29 hp, top speed 71 mph. The new
2CV called Charleston is introduced as a limited edition of
The Charleston proves a big success and is added to the
range permanently, but now with chrome headlights and
different upholstery. All 2CVs get front disc brakes.
A special edition. The white 2CV with blue stripes called
France 3, Transat or Beachcomber.
"Dolly" special edition introduced with choice of 3 colour
schemes, later more colour schemes were added as a permanent
addition to the range.
"Bamboo" special edition introduced. Basically a standard
"Special" in Green with "Bamboo" stickers and other minor
The last car was produced the month of July in a plant in