autoevolution
compare with...
Pick brand
  • AC
  • ACURA
  • ALFA ROMEO
  • ALPINE
  • ARIEL
  • ARO
  • ARTEGA
  • ASTON MARTIN
  • AUDI
  • AURUS
  • BENTLEY
  • BMW
  • BRISTOL
  • BUFORI
  • BUGATTI
  • BUICK
  • CADILLAC
  • CATERHAM
  • CHEVROLET
  • CHRYSLER
  • CITROEN
  • CUPRA
  • DACIA
  • DAEWOO
  • DAIHATSU
  • DATSUN
  • DeLorean
  • DODGE
  • DONKERVOORT
  • DR MOTOR
  • DS AUTOMOBILES
  • EAGLE
  • FERRARI
  • FIAT
  • FISKER
  • FORD
  • FSO
  • GEELY
  • GENESIS
  • GMC
  • GTA Motor
  • HINDUSTAN
  • HOLDEN
  • HONDA
  • HUMMER
  • HYUNDAI
  • INFINITI
  • ISUZU
  • JAGUAR
  • JEEP
  • Karma
  • KIA
  • KOENIGSEGG
  • KTM
  • LADA
  • LAMBORGHINI
  • LANCIA
  • LAND ROVER
  • LEXUS
  • LINCOLN
  • LOTUS
  • Lucid Motors
  • Mahindra
  • MARUSSIA
  • MARUTI SUZUKI
  • MASERATI
  • MAYBACH
  • MAZDA
  • MCLAREN
  • MERCEDES BENZ
  • Mercedes-AMG
  • MERCURY
  • MG
  • MINI
  • MITSUBISHI
  • MORGAN
  • NIO
  • NISSAN
  • OLDSMOBILE
  • OPEL
  • PAGANI
  • PANOZ
  • PERODUA
  • PEUGEOT
  • Pininfarina
  • PLYMOUTH
  • Polestar
  • PONTIAC
  • PORSCHE
  • PROTON
  • QOROS
  • RAM Trucks
  • RENAULT
  • RIMAC
  • RIVIAN
  • ROLLS-ROYCE
  • SAAB
  • SALEEN
  • SAMSUNG
  • SANTANA
  • SATURN
  • SCION
  • SEAT
  • SKODA
  • SMART
  • SPYKER
  • SSANGYONG
  • SUBARU
  • SUZUKI
  • TATA MOTORS
  • TESLA
  • TOYOTA
  • TVR
  • VAUXHALL
  • VinFast
  • VOLKSWAGEN
  • VOLVO
  • WIESMANN
  • ZENDER
  • Zenvo
Car video reviews:

Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Mini

Citroen had some very hard times in the late 70s and its struggle after being bought by Peugeot didn't end there.

The carmaker had to come up with a low-cost vehicle on the market, able to bring money and save the brand from imminent bankruptcy. This is how the Citroen LNA appeared. It was built on a shortened platform of the Peugeot 104, but with Citroen engines. The engines were actually from the glorious 2CV, the car that put France on wheels after WWII. With a small 0.6-liter displacement and jut 36 hp, the LNA was a shy debut and it wasn't a big success compared to its sibling, the Peugeot 104.

It had three engine variants, one with 32 and the other one with 36 hp. Since the LNA was cheap to buy and run, it was received well on the French market, which helped the Citroen brand to survive and even bring new models on the market, such as the Citroen Visa in 1978. The simple powertrain was based on a 4-speed gearbox and torsion bars for the suspension assembly. In order to increase sales, Citroen even made a version with two seats, which was sold as an enterprise vehicle and considered as a van for lower taxations.

The small vehicle was fit for crowded cities due to its small size of just 3.4 meters (11 ft) and thus being easy to park. The black, one-piece molded bumpers appeared during the production years and saved the money for repainting from scratches in parking lots.

CITROEN LNA 1978 - 1984 24 Photos
CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)CITROEN LNA (1978 - 1984)
CITROEN LNA 1978 - 1984
  2 gasoline engines
  • 0.7L 4MT (35 HP)
  • 1.1L 4MT (50 HP)

CITROEN LNA 0.7L 4MT (35 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  0.7L 4MT (35 HP)
Cylinders
B2
Displacement
652 cm3
Power
26 KW @ 5500 RPM
35 HP @ 5500 RPM
35 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
38 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
51 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
78.3 mph (126 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
23.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
135SR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
135 in (3429 mm)
Width
60.6 in (1539 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
50.8/48.8 in (1,290/1,240 mm)
Wheelbase
87.8 in (2230 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
6 cuFT (170 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1488.1 lbs (675 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2259.7 lbs (1025 kg)

CITROEN LNA 1.1L 4MT (50 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1L 4MT (50 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1124 cm3
Power
36 KW @ 5500 RPM
50 HP @ 5500 RPM
48 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
60 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
81 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
87 mph (140 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
15,6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
135SR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
135 in (3429 mm)
Width
60.6 in (1539 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
50.8/48.8 in (1,290/1,240 mm)
Wheelbase
87.8 in (2230 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
6 cuFT (170 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1651.3 lbs (749 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2403 lbs (1090 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
  report a mistake on this page