PONY® History

1972 – 1st Generation PONY®

Namco would start the production of a light passenger-utility vehicle called the PONY, after an agreement was signed with Citroën. The car, whose original design was created by a team of French engineers on a 2CV platform, had been adopted by Citroën itself as part of “basic world car” project. Indeed, cars on the same basis were produced around the world from Vietnam to Portugal, but the Pony became by far the most successful. In 1974 Namco started business officially and production started in a new plant in Thessaloniki. The car was greatly modernized (including Dyane 6 components) and a large number of versions and facelifts followed, keeping it up to standards.

1983 – 2nd Generation PONY®

NAMCO introduced a completely new model, the Pony Super. The second generation Pony had no connection with Citroën technology and was a much more modern car with Ford engines, coming in a number of versions (950 cc 45 hp (34 kW), 1100 cc 55 hp (41 kW), 1300 cc 69 hp (51 kW) and 1600 cc 54 hp (40 kW) diesel, in two- and four-door arrangements).

1995 – 3rd Generation PONY®

NAMCO completely redesigned passenger-utility automobile, built in a large number of variants and models with different engines.