Ebro was a Spanish brand of light and medium trucks and buses, as well as all-wheel drive SUVs and agricultural tractors, from factories located in Barcelona, Madrid, Avila and Cordoba.
Between 1920 and 1936, Ford Motor Iberica assembled and, by the end of this period, produced cars and trucks. In 1954 it ceased operations in Spain. In 1956, the Spanish company Ebro was founded, which was the independent truck factory of the Ford concern in Barcelona. However, the new brand did not use the developments of the Americans, immediately proceeding to create its own truck. However, the first model of the company "Ebro" D35, presented in the same 1956, was nothing more than a modified Ford FT, with a 70 horsepower diesel power unit from the British company "Perkins".
By 1968, following the partial acquisition of Ebro shares by Perkins, twelve above-engine cab trucks were produced, weighing from 2.4 to 27 tons. At the same time, one of Alfa Romeo's factories in Avi La was acquired, marking the start of an even larger offensive in the European truck market. In 1970, Motor Iberica acquired a share of the shares in Aeronautics Inda Street, an aircraft plant based in Madrid. Since then, the trucks have been sold under the Avia Ebro brand. In 1967, the company began selling Alfa Romeo vans, after which in 1972-1975. launched its own model Romeo-Ebro-F100 and other machines of the continuously expanding F series on the market.
In 1968, Ebro had 30% of the total truck market, and after the premiere of a new model based on FIAT technology, called the Ebro F108, the market share increased to 45%.
By the beginning of the seventies, pickups, vans and microbuses "Ebro" were presented on the basis of this model, which were all equipped with diesel engines "Perkins". In 1979, the second generation of the entire model range of the company was presented, which received a number of technical features, such as the absence of a load-bearing suspension and new gearboxes. Under the hoods of the Ebro cars were Perkins engines with a capacity of 70-200 horsepower. In 1980, a cooperation agreement was signed with the Japanese company Nissan, which helped Perkins to develop a new generation of engines, and in 1987 completely bought out the company Ebro, deploying the production of its cars at its facilities.
The gradually modernized production of this series continued until the early 1990s. (F275, F350). After these cars came the time of models developed in cooperation with Nissan. At the same time, minibuses and vans of the Ebro Siata were produced.