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The 1989 Nissan S-Cargo design was directly inspired by the appearance of the tiny French CitroŽn 2CV camionette or small truck, even including the single spoke steering wheel. The 2CV was relatively popular in Japan at this time. The car was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show, and was built from 1989 to 1992 by Pike Factory for Nissan. Approximately 12,000 were manufactured. All S-Cargo's are right hand drive. While initially marketed only in Japan, S-Cargo's have spread as grey import vehicles.

The Chrysler CCV developed in the mid 1990's, (CCV stands for Composite Concept Vehicle) is a concept car developed to illustrate new means of construction suitable to developing nations. The car is a tall, fairly roomy 4 door sedan, of modest dimensions. The designers at Chrysler note they were inspired to create a modernised CitroŽn 2CV.

The company Sorevie of Lodeve was building 2CVs until 2002. The cars were built from scratch using mostly new parts. But since the 2CV no longer complied with safety regulations, the cars were sold as second-hand cars using chassis and engine numbers from old 2CVs.

The 2CV-Mťhari Club Cassis also reconditions the 2CV and the Citroen Mehari. Recently they entered a 2CV prototype in the Paris-Dakar Rally; this was a four-wheel drive, twin engine car (like the 2CV Sahara) powered by two 602 cc engines, the traditional one in the front and an engine in the rear boot space.

Auto Express reported in a May 2007 news item that a 2CV Concept similar in appearance to the 2005 Evoque would make an appearance in 2009, with CitroŽn likely to position its modern interpretation of the car against premium rivals such as the Mini

Styling of the Citroen C3 Pluriel was reminiscent of the 2CV design.