Throwback Thursday | La Dalat

December 11, 2014
December 11, 2014 ICS Travel Group

Throwback Thursday | La Dalat

La Dalat, First Car in Vietnam
La Dalat, First Car in Vietnam

La Dalat, First Car in Vietnam

In 1936, Citroën began producing a version of the Baby Brousse called “La Dalat.” This is the first car ever assembled, branded and produced in large scale in Vietnam. The most important parts such as engine, steering wheel, brakes, and suspension were imported from France, with the rest of the parts being produced locally. The model was a great success, partly because it was easy to customize since most of the parts were made in Vietnam.

The production continued until the fall of Saigon in 1975, but a few La Dalats can still be seen on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and in Laos.

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