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The Oltcit Club was a supermini automobile developed by Oltcit in co-operation with Citroën of France in the 1980s. It is a small three-door hatchback, based on the Citroën Prototype Y and was built in Craiova, Romania.


This vehicle was studied by Citroën when they intended to use the Prototype Y design to replace the Ami, but when Peugeot took over Citroën (forming the PSA Group), it decided to base the Citroën Visa on the 104.

The Oltcit Club carried on with the Prototype Y-derived design and was sold between 1981 and 1996. It was also sold in Western Europe, Canada, and other markets, often badged as the Citroën Axel.

In 1991, as a result of the withdraw of Citroën from the joint venture, the name of the manufacturing company was changed to Automobile Craiova and production continued under the Oltena brand.

After 1994, it was sold under the Rodae brand, when the company decided to go into partnership with Korean company Daewoo Heavy Industries (later Daewoo Motors).


Name Capacity
Type Power Torque Top speed Consumption
(liters/100 km)
VO36/630 652 4 valves SOHC 34 PS (25 kW; 34 hp) @5250 rpm 49 N·m (36 lb·ft) @3500 rpm 121.2 km/h (75.3 mph) 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres (42 mpg-imp; 35 mpg-US)
G11/631 1129 8 valves SOHC 57.4 PS (42 kW; 57 hp) @6250 rpm 79 N·m (58 lb·ft) @3500 rpm 149.4 km/h (92.8 mph) 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres (35 mpg-imp; 29 mpg-US)
T13/653 1299 8 valves SOHC 61.5 PS (45 kW; 61 hp) @5500 rpm 96 N·m (71 lb·ft) @3250 rpm 157 km/h (98 mph) 7.3 litres per 100 kilometres (39 mpg-imp; 32 mpg-US)


  • Oltcit Special (652 cc)
  • Oltcit Club 11 (1129 cc)
  • Oltcit Club 12 TRS (1299 cc)
  • Oltcit Club 12 CS (Pick-up version) (1299 cc)