1937, CitroŽn showed the TUB van which anticipated the architecture of
the modern van with its forward control cab and front wheel drive lay
out. The mechanical bits were largely inherited from the Traction - 9
CV engine, three speed gearbox, rack and pinion steering, hydraulic
brakes and torsion bar suspension. TUB had a payload of 850 kg.
commenced in 1939 - on the eve of the outbreak of war. Between 1939
and 1941, a total of 1 748 examples were built - possibly more since
accurate records were not maintained during the German occupation.
Some 50 examples were fitted with the 11 CV engine which allowed an
increased payload of 1 200 kg and these were designated TUC.