By the mid 1960s , French truck maker Berliet had seen
its market share
decline with the creation of Saviem, a subsidiary of State owned
Renault. It also lost important military contracts and sought
membership of a more dynamic and powerful group.
In June 1967, CitroŽn bought Berliet and launched The Type K Dauphin
truck which was based on the Berliet Stradair albeit with a shortened
nose and using CitroŽn's high pressure braking system as used in the
After a short career wearing the CitroŽn Berliet badge, the Dauphin
continued as a Berliet.
In 1976, PSA sold Berliet to Renault.