In the middle of the sixties, sales for the CitroEn 2CV were starting to feel the burn from its rival, the Renault R4. The brand decided to react by producing a profound evolution of the car. The Dyanes name found its inspiration through the catalogue of names available with Panhard, recently purchased by the car manufacturer. Similarly, to its rival, the Dyane was a hatchback, equipped with modern projectors integrated into the wings with a bi-cylinder engine derived from the model used for the other cars in the brand. Destined to replace the 2CV, the Dyane left the market before it, with its commercialisation being terminated in 1983.