This Tuesday, June 21, Citroën put up for sale 50 units of Citroën My Ami Buggy, the beach version of the double chevron electric microcar. And they have lasted less than a candy at the door of a school, because they have found an owner in less than 18 minutes.
Specifically, these 50 My Ami Buggy have sold out in 17 minutes and 28 seconds, according to the firm in a statement. That is to say that at 00:18 on Tuesday they were all sold.
They were only launched in France and could be configured from the official website of this version. Citroën has hit full leading to production this concept shown last yearalthough he was on the safe side, since up to 1,800 customers expressed their desire to acquire this variant.
A success despite costing 2,000 euros more than the conventional Ami
The Citroën My Ami Buggy It is based on the Ami, which is a light quadricycle that can be driven without a car license. However, it is distinguished by its own aesthetic elements.
For example no doorswhich are replaced by a tubular structure with hinges, and the roof is retractable, with a canvas hood inspired by the mythical Mehari or the 2CV convertibles. This hood is rollable, waterproof and has anti UV treatment. When removed it is stored behind the seats.
The icing on the cake is a roof spoiler and 14-inch wheels in gold with decorative hub covers in black. Also, each unit is numbered and personalized with the name of the buyer.
Regarding the prototype, it has lost the protections of the specific headlights, as well as those present in the defenses. We also do not find the spare wheel on the roof or the yellow accents (beyond some in the interior).
As far as its mechanics are concerned, there are no changes compared to the conventional Ami, as is the case with Cargo, intended for the transport of goods.
Therefore it moves thanks to a 6 kW (8 hp) electric motorwhich draws its power from a battery 5,5 kWh with which it homologates a maximum autonomy of 75 km. As a good light quad, its maximum speed is limited to 45 km/h.
The precio of Citroën My Ami Buggy It was from 9.790 euros. That is, 2,000 euros more expensive than the normal variant and the Ami Cargo (7,600 euros). What has not been an impediment for it to have flown in minutes. At the moment, Citroën does not anticipate that it plans to expand production.
The Ami also enjoys a good share, since since it was launched in Europe last year it has sold more than 21,000 units.