Trabant 601


Trabant 601 is the most popular version of the Trabant produced for 26 years. The new design had changed completely body that more square alluded to the style of Western cars. Initially, it was produced solely with the body limousine. In 1965, 601 station wagon was introduced, allowing luggage capacity increased to 1400 liters.

In the model introduced a new styling of the bodywork (modeled on the "winged" cars manufactured in the USA), and later another change such as: electrical installation 12 V, the rear suspension is based on springs and lateral control arms, as amended master cylinder, maintenance-free electronic ignition, new design wheels, heated rear window, fog and mirrors, front seat head restraints and seat belts.


Country East Germany
Manufacturer VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke
Body type 3-door station wagon
Production years 1964 - 1990
Copies 2 818 547 of model 601


Engine 594,5 cm3, 23 KM
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Type of drive front-wheel
Fuel tank capacity 26 l
length/width/height 3,56 m / 1,51 m / 1,44 m
Mass 615 - 650 kg