Citroën has announced it will launch the My Ami Buggy electric vehicle (EV). This is a concept version of the Ami 100% ëlectric and My Ami Cargo vehicles that are now widely available. Citroën will release the ultra-limited series production version inspired by the concept model proposed in December 2021.
This news comes after Citroën announced they would offer both the Ami 100% ëlectric and My Ami Cargo from just £19.99 per month in the UK.
The 50-unit limited edition My Ami Buggy will go on sale on Tuesday 21 June in France. Deliveries for this neat beach buggy-inspired vehicle will start on Monday 8 August.
Like other versions of Ami it features a 6kW electric motor drive by a 5.5kWh battery. This allows it to reach a top speed of 27.9mph (45kph) and offers a range of over 46 miles (74km). A full charge can be completed in just three hours from a home Wallbox or a public charging point.
Unfortunately, it’s currently only going on sale in France. Citroën have said if there is enough interest from other countries for the My Ami Buggy then it may offer them there in the future. Here’s hoping they come to the UK.
Laurence Hansen, Director of Citroën Strategy and Product, said: “The public reacted enthusiastically when we presented the My Ami Buggy Concept and many customers asked for it.
“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 customising 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.”
The My Ami Buggy includes most of the key elements found in the Ami Pop and Ami Vibe versions. These include 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 colour scheme. In addition to the Khaki colour, yellow accents enliven the bodywork, while the 14-inch perforated gold wheels contrast with the bodywork colour.
In keeping with the classic beach buggy, there are no doors, instead it features hinged metal tubing to replace them. It also features a removable soft-top to make the most of the sun. The protective grey fabric roof material is waterproof and UV-treated to protect both occupants from sunlight or poor weather. The roof fabric is detachable via snap fasteners and can be rolled up and stored securely behind the seats.
Inside, the yellow exterior touches are mirrored, with 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. All of this makes the My Ami Buggy a truly cool summer cruiser ready for adventure.
Eurig Druce, Citroën UK managing director, said: “The introduction of a limited run My Ami Buggy clearly demonstrates how customer reaction can help to shape Citroën’s product planning.
“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.”