Citroen Reimagines A Prototype From 1948 With The Compact Type HG Van

Sep 22, 2020

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Back in 2017, Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendorfer brought the Citroën HY van into the 21st century. Featuring a retro-styled body kit and a variety of utilitarian configurations, the Type H offered a modern reimagination of its iconic French forbearer built on the bones of the Citroën jumpy platform. Now Caselani and Obendorfer are back, but this time it’s with a similarly-styled reboot of the HY’s oft-forgotten younger sibling.

First unveiled as a prototype in 1948, the Citroën G van was slated to be a compact commercial alternative to the much larger HY. Though it never entered production, the G would have made a capable little cargo van in its own right. With the unveiling of their Type HG concept, Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendorfer offer a modern look at what could have been. Based on the Citroën jumpy, their design takes classic French styling cues and applies them to the production-going platform. Available as a passenger, crew cab, or panel van in three different wheelbases, the Type HG is more than just an old-fashioned-facelift — it’s a fully-customizable family of vehicles. As with the Type H, the Type HG will be a limited-run built to order under official Citroën license.

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