According tomedia reports, not everyone is familiar with Citroen H Van or the Type H model produced between 1947 and 1981. Only a small percentage of people know about a more compact model, called the Type G. Unfortunately, the Type G was never put into production, and Citroen cancelled the project in 1948.
Time fast-forwards to 2017. Type H was re-born under the design guidance of Carloserie Caselani’s Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendofer. Based on Citroen’s Jumpy/Space Tourer van, Carrosserie Caselani sells Type H-inspired retro kits to revive Type H’s retro style. The kit includes high-quality plastic body siding to connect the truck body without extensive modifications.
Now Citroen and Carloserie Caselani have re-launched the Type HG, which combines the versatility and practicality of the original Type H and Type G vans. The new HG is interspersed with retro flavours and will have a variety of lengths and styles in the body.
According to Citroen, the new Type HG has five different core models and three lengths: ultra-small (XS), medium (M) and extra large (XL). Type HG can be divided into board trucks, crew cabs or passenger trucks powered by a range of diesel engines.
In addition, type HG is sold as an electric version with a battery pack capacity of 50m kW or 75m kW with a range of 143 miles and 205 miles, respectively.
The publication of Citroen Type H was sold only in the United States until 1964, and it is unclear whether the new Type HG will be available in the United States. But if it does, the retrofit kit starts at about $17,450. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and remote open/close doors.