The Citroën 2CV (French: deux chevaux, “two horses”, from the two taxable horsepower, known as Ntesevo in Greece, from the French pronunciation of the name) was a small economical car manufactured by French automaker Citroën from 7 October 1948 to 27 July 1990. During a production that lasted 42 years, a total of 3,872,583 Series 2CV cars were produced, plus 1.246.306 Fourgonnette (2CV van / truck), and several more mechanically related vehicles such as Citroën Ami (1.840.396 cars), Citroën Dyane (1.444.583 cars), Citroën Acadiane (253.393 cars) και Citroën Méhari (144.953 cars): totally 8.756.688 cars.

The 2CV belongs to a very small list of vehicles launched shortly before or after the Second World War and remained competitive for many decades, such as the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mini, the Fiat 500, the Jeep and the series Land Rover.


The technology level of the 2CV, since 1948, was remarkable for a car of any price in that era, let alone one of the cheapest cars on the planet. However, the advanced technological background model underlies an unusual but highly simplistic design, inspired by the style of the faculty Bauhaus.

This car was a huge success, having achieved its primary objective to offer to the French countryside an inexpensive alternative for horses and carts and remained in production for 42 years with minimal changes. Considered as one of the most popular and iconic models in the history of Citroën.