2021 Citroën My Ami Cargo revealed: price, specs and release date
Say hello to the Citroën My Ami Cargo – a single-seat commercial variant of the regular Ami...
Priced from: €6490 (£5600) | On sale: not coming to the UK
‘It is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools be used in the right way’. So said American new thought writer Wallace D. Wattles. He penned that quote for a get-rich-quick book back way back in 1910, but it’s an astute observation that could just as easily be used to describe Citroën’s latest commercial vehicle: the My Ami Cargo.
Bear with us. You see, the My Ami Cargo is designed for last-mile delivery service providers and other business users operating in urban areas, where, as Citroen puts it, ‘speed limits are often restricted and space is always at a premium’. In other words, there’s no point in small to medium-sized enterprises using large diesel vans to drop off packages in cramped, emission-controlled cities like Paris and London – it’s ‘essential that the tools be used in the right way’.
Now if you’re looking at the My Ami Cargo and wondering how it can possibly function as a van, fear not, because there is some very clever packaging going on. The passenger seat, for example, has been ditched to make way for a seven-part cargo storage module – this module providing 260 litres of storage (and 140kg of cargo), giving the Ami a total load capacity of 400 litres.
A new vertical partition, which Citroën claims doesn't limit visibility, separates the driver from the cargo area; and an adjustable modular shelf has been added, which can be used for storage or as a desk. Oh, and there’s even a two-way adjustable floor that can be raised and locked in a vertical position, plus retainers to house fragile items.
All of this versatility has been packed into a vehicle that is no larger than the regular two-seat passenger Ami, with the My Ami Cargo measuring just 2041mm in length and 1390mm in width. And as with the passenger version, the My Ami Cargo has a range of up to 47 miles from a 5.5kWh lithium ion battery. Now, that might not sound like a massive range, but the benefit of having such a small battery is that a full charge from a standard socket takes just three hours.
The miniature van will launch in France in June, with prices starting from €6490 (£5600). Or, if they put down a big enough deposit, French citizens can get behind the wheel for just €24.18 a month (most mobile phone contracts cost more than that). Disappointingly, it is not scheduled to come to the UK, but that could change if there's sufficient demand.
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