Friday 29 June 2012
The Oltcit Club was a supermini automobile developed by Oltcit in co-operation with Citroën of France in the 1980s. It is a small three-door hatchback, based on the Citroën Prototype Y and was built in Craiova, Romania.
This vehicle was studied by Citroën when they intended to use the Prototype Y design to replace the Ami, but when Peugeot took over Citroën (forming the PSA Group), it decided to base the Citroën Visa on the 104.
The Oltcit Club carried on with the Prototype Y-derived design and was sold between 1981 and 1996. It was also sold in Western Europe, Canada, and other markets, often badged as the Citroën Axel.
In 1991, as a result of the withdraw of Citroën from the joint venture, the name of the manufacturing company was changed to Automobile Craiova and production continued under the Oltena brand.
After 1994, it was sold under the Rodae brand, when the company decided to go into partnership with Korean company Daewoo Heavy Industries (later Daewoo Motors).
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 1129 cc
- horsepower: 57 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 150 km/h