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The Citroën Xantia is an mid-sized A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. An automobile is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own engine. Different types of automobile include cars, buses, vans and trucks, with cars being the most popular by far. Older terms include horseless carriage and motor car, with motor... automobile produced by PSA Peugeot-Citroen, and was produced between 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. Establishment of independent Slovakia and Czech Republic. January 3 - In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and... 1993 and 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. By strict interpretation of the Gregorian Calendar, 2001 is also the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millenium. Popular culture, however, often views the year 2000 as holding this distinction. 2001 is also the year... 2001. It was initially only available as a A hatchback is a type of automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin which includes an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind by a hatch or flip-up window. Hatchbacks are also often called three-door (two entry doors and the hatch) or five-door (four entry doors and the... hatchback, but an Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. The first station wagons were a product of the age of train... estate car version appeared in 1995.


It was designed to replace the earlier 1989 BX GTI The Citroën BX was introduced in 1982 and was a somewhat radical car compared to many of its contemporaries. Being French, the car was launched under the Eiffel Tower with great fanfare. Oddly enough, the body design of the BX is strongly inspired from a... BX, and marked a return by Citroën to its traditional engineering roots. The ZX, introduced two years earlier had been criticised for its lack of traditional Citroën flair in both its engineering and styling, and the Xantia was an attempt to address this.


Although the Xantia was not as dramatically styled as the BX, it was certainly more different looking than its contemporaries such as the blandly styled The Ford Mondeo, launched in 1993, was billed as Fords world car, and was also sold in North America as the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique. The name Mondeo is derived from the Latin for world, mundus. Background The Mondeo is produced at Fords European plants in Germany... Ford Mondeo and 1992 Opel Vectra 2.0i GL hatchback, New Zealand specification The Opel Vectra is a medium-sized family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. In the United Kingdom, it is sold as a Vauxhall. It is also sold in Australasia as a Holden and in... Opel Vectra (Vauxhall Vectra/Cavalier). The Xantia also used the traditional Citroën Hydropneumatic is the name given to a suspension system invented by Citroën and fitted to Citroën cars, as well as being adapted by other car manufacturers, notably Mercedes-Benz. This system uses a belt driven pump from the engine to pressurise special LHM fluid around the hydraulic system... hydropneumatic suspension system pioneered in the legendary The DS (also known as Déesse, or Goddess, after the punning initials in French) was a model of Citroën automobile manufactured and sold between 1955 and 1975. The DS is characterized by long, smooth, fluid body lines, a hydraulic suspension system, front-wheel drive, and a... DS.


From an engineering perspective, the Xantia's biggest advance was of course, the suspension. From launch, it was available with an enhanced version of the Citroen XM with suspension fully lowered Regarded by some as the last real Citroën, the XM was not really a great success. Launched in 1989, it was intended as a replacement for the discontinued CX, with many improvements including a very sophisticated electronic control system for the hydraulic... XM's Hydractive computer-controlled version of the hydropneumatic set-up. In 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995- 2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/ Events January January 1 Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union Fred West, accused... 1995, the Activa technology was introduced, which again used a combination of computer control and mechanical changes to all but eliminate body roll.


Power came courtesy of the familiar Peugeot is a major French car manufacturer whose roots go back to bicycle manufacturing at the end of the 19th century. Peugeot is now the largest bicycle manufacturer in France. See Peugeot tuning. Company History Peugeot 404 1999 Peugeot 206 A red Peugeot 307CC (coupé cabriolet), with a folding... Peugeot XU petrol engines, this time in 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 litre capacities, with a 2.0 litre 16-valve version for the top-of-the-range VSX. The popular XUD turbodiesel units in 1.9 litre capacity proved to be the best selling engine. in 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. Events January January 1998 - A massive ice storm, caused by El Niño, strikes New England, southern Ontario and Quebec, resulting in widespread power failures, severe damage to... 1998, PSA introduced the HDI direct injection diesel which had been developed in conjunction with 2002 Ford Fiesta in the UK. The Ford Motor Company (sometimes nicknamed Fords or FoMoCo, (NYSE: F) is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. Ford radically reformed the methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars, and large-scale management... Ford.


In line with PSA policy at the time, Xantia used the floorpan, core structure and the engines from the The Peugeot 406 is an automobile produced by Peugeot. It was available in saloon (sedan), estate (wagon) and coupé versions with a choice of petrol or turbo diesel engines. The 406 was made between 1996 and 2004. As of 2004, it is still offered in South America as a sedan... Peugeot 406, which was launched 2 years later.

Preceded by:

1989 BX GTI The Citroën BX was introduced in 1982 and was a somewhat radical car compared to many of its contemporaries. Being French, the car was launched under the Eiffel Tower with great fanfare. Oddly enough, the body design of the BX is strongly inspired from a... Citroën BX

Succeeded by:

The Citroën C5 is the medium segment car in the Citroën range, available as a saloon (sedan) or estate (wagon). It replaced the Xantia in early 2001, and is a key rival to the Ford Mondeo and Renault Laguna. The C5 is powered by 1.8... Citroën C5


Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, started in 1919 by André Citroën. Originally a mass-market car maker with relatively straight-forward designs, Citroën shocked the world in 1934 with the innovative Traction Avant (front wheel drive) ( 1934- 1956). Until the late 1980s... Citroën


In production

The Citroën Berlingo is a small utility vehicle from Citroën developed in a common project with Peugeot, who have named their version Partner. It was released in 1996, a revised version featuring a redesigned interior and front end was released in 2003. The passenger car version... Berlingo | The Citroën C1 is a minicar developed by PSA Group ( Peugeot/ Citroën) in a joint-venture with japanese group Toyota Motor Corporation. It was presented for the first time at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. Its a 4-seater, 2 or 4-door city car... C1 | Citroën C2 The Citroën C2 is a supermini car produced from 2004 as the new entry point for the Citroën brand. The C2 and similar Citroën C3 replaced the Citroën Saxo in the companys lineup. Its relatively high price... C2 | Citroën C3 The Citroën C3 is a supermini car made by Citroën. Launched in 2003 as one of two replacements for the Citroën Saxo (the other being the smaller Citroën C2 of 2004), the car seems to be a turning... C3 | 2004 Citroën C4 Coupe The Citroën C4 is a European compact car designed to be the successor to the Citroën Xsara. It has been launched in the fall of 2004. A 3-door coupe or a 5-door hatchback are the available body shapes... C4 | The Citroën C5 is the medium segment car in the Citroën range, available as a saloon (sedan) or estate (wagon). It replaced the Xantia in early 2001, and is a key rival to the Ford Mondeo and Renault Laguna. The C5 is powered by 1.8... C5 | The Citroën C6 is a large automobile manufactured by Citroën of France, sold from 2005 and presented for the first time at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It is inspired by the C6 Lignage prototype which was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in the... C6 | The Citroën C8 is a European minivan seating up to eight people. It was launched in 2002 to replace the Evasion. The C8 was developed by the Sevel Nord joint-venture agreement between PSA ( Peugeot- Citroën) and Fiat. Its design makes it identical to the Peugeot... C8 | The C15 was the forerunner to todays utility vehicles. It has been on the market since 1984 and has sold over 1,200,000 models. It is renowned for its practicality and reliability. The C15 now features a 1.9 D 43 kW (60 bhp) engine. It is 3... C15 | The Citroën Elysée is a sedan designed in China and derived from the ZX, with a front reminiscent of that of the Xsara. Categories: Automobile stubs | Citroën vehicles ... Elysée | The Citroën Jumpy (called Citroën Dispatch on the UK market) is a small van produced at Sevel Nord from 1995. It has undergone a major facelift in 2004. Categories: Automobile stubs | Citroën vehicles ... Jumpy | The Citroën Jumper is a van produced by Sevel Sur from 1994. It is similar to the Peugeot Boxer or to the Fiat Ducato. In UK it is sold under the name Citroën Relay. Categories: Automobile stubs | Citroën vehicles ... Jumper | Xsara


Historic

A black Traction Avant 1934 Traction Avant 11CV Citroëns Traction Avant, or simply Traction, was the name of a very innovative car produced in the 1930s by Citroën. Traction Avant, French for pull from the front, is a general term referring to any front wheel... Traction Avant | The Citroën TUB and TUC (from the French Traction Utilitaire de type B or type C) were light trucks derived from the Traction Avant and produced by Citroën between 1939 and 1941. The TUB is the first commercial vehicle ever equipped with a lateral sliding door... TUB | The Citroën TUB and TUC (from the French Traction Utilitaire de type B or type C) were light trucks derived from the Traction Avant and produced by Citroën between 1939 and 1941. The TUB is the first commercial vehicle ever equipped with a lateral sliding door... TUC | 1960 2CV. Notice suicide doors The 2CV (deux chevaux - French, literally two horses, from the tax horsepower rating) was a popular French car made by Citroën. 3,872,583 2CV sedan, 1,246,306 utility models and even more derivatives were produced from 1948 to 1990. History Pierre... 2CV | The Acadiane is a small commercial vehicle derived from the Dyane, produced from 1978 to 1987. Acadiane Categories: Citroën vehicles | Automobile stubs ... Acadiane | The Citroën Ami series was launched in 1961 and remained in production until May 1978. Although it was in no way its commercial name, the Ami was often called in France Citroën 3CV (trois chevaux). The Ami Super was a 4 cylinder variant powered by the... Ami 6 | The Citroën Ami series was launched in 1961 and remained in production until May 1978. Although it was in no way its commercial name, the Ami was often called in France Citroën 3CV (trois chevaux). The Ami Super was a 4 cylinder variant powered by the... Ami 8 | The Citroën Ami series was launched in 1961 and remained in production until May 1978. Although it was in no way its commercial name, the Ami was often called in France Citroën 3CV (trois chevaux). The Ami Super was a 4 cylinder variant powered by the... Ami Super | The Citroën Axel was a car sold in some countries in Western Europe between 1985 and 1990. It was a rebadged version of the small Oltcit hatchback produced in Romania. Categories: Citroën vehicles | Automobile stubs ... Axel | The Citroën AX is a small car, built by Citroën from 1986 to 1998. It was launched at the 1986 Paris Salon motor show to replace the Citroën Visa. It was available in 3-door form, with 1.0 L, 1.1 ... AX | 1989 BX GTI The Citroën BX was introduced in 1982 and was a somewhat radical car compared to many of its contemporaries. Being French, the car was launched under the Eiffel Tower with great fanfare. Oddly enough, the body design of the BX is strongly inspired from a... BX | 1986 Citroën CX 25 Prestige The CX was a model of Citroën automobile manufactured and sold between 1974 and 1988. A total of 1,042,460 CXs were produced. The CX is often cited by enthusiasts as the last real Citroën before Peugeot took... CX | The Citroën C25 is a van produced by Sevel Sur from 1981 to 1993. It is similar to the Peugeot J5 or to the Talbot Express. Categories: Automobile stubs | Citroën vehicles ... C25 | Citroën C32 and Citroën C35 were vans produced by Citroën from 1974 to 1992. This van was the result of a cooperation with Fiat and was sold under the name Fiat 242 in Italy. Both vehicles were produced in Italy till 1987, and then... C35 | Dyane The Citroën Dyane was a an automobile model of the French company based on the famous Citroën 2CV. It was a hatchback with some styling differences, such as conventional round headlamps set into the bodyshell with a squared enjoliveur, as opposed to the bug eye... Dyane | The DS (also known as Déesse, or Goddess, after the punning initials in French) was a model of Citroën automobile manufactured and sold between 1955 and 1975. The DS is characterized by long, smooth, fluid body lines, a hydraulic suspension system, front-wheel drive, and a... DS | The DS (also known as Déesse, or Goddess, after the punning initials in French) was a model of Citroën automobile manufactured and sold between 1955 and 1975. The DS is characterized by long, smooth, fluid body lines, a hydraulic suspension system, front-wheel drive, and a... ID | 1998 SX 2.0i with both sliding doors open. Roof bars were optional. 1998 Evasion. The front grille was updated with the corporate style the following year. The Citroën Evasion is a minivan or MPV manufactured from 1994 to 2002. It could seat two to eight people, with... Evasion | The Citroën FAF was a car derived from the 2CV and designed for the Third World countries. FAF standed for the French Facile à Fabriquer and Facile à Financer (easy to build, easy to finance). The body was made of easy to produce folded elements and the car... FAF | The Citroën GS / GSA: was a popular, comfortable and very agile French car made by Citroën. 2,5 million were produced from 1970 to 1986. The initial body shape was a berline (three lateral glass). The vehicle displayed fluid body lines and was equipped with front... GS | The Citroën GS / GSA: was a popular, comfortable and very agile French car made by Citroën. 2,5 million were produced from 1970 to 1986. The initial body shape was a berline (three lateral glass). The vehicle displayed fluid body lines and was equipped with front... GSA | The Citroën H Van or HY was a light truck produced by Citroën between 1947 and 1981. Categories: Van stubs | Citroën vehicles ... H Van | The Citroën LN and LNA was a subcompact automobile. It was essentially a rebadged version of the Peugeot 104, which was also badge engineered as the Talbot Samba. LN The LN was introduced in 1975 as a reworked version of Peugeots 104 Coupé 3-door hatchback... LN | The Citroën LN and LNA was a subcompact automobile. It was essentially a rebadged version of the Peugeot 104, which was also badge engineered as the Talbot Samba. LN The LN was introduced in 1975 as a reworked version of Peugeots 104 Coupé 3-door hatchback... LNA | The Citroën M35 was a coupé derived from the Ami 8, and equiped with a Wankel engine and an hydropneumatic suspension. They were produced by Heuliez in 1970 and 1971. The engine was supplied by a company formed in 1967 by NSU and Citroën called... M35 | The Citroën Méhari is an open car based on the 2CV, with a body made of ABS, and which was produced from 1968 to 1988. It was using the 602 cc engine of the 2CV6. A four wheel drive version of the Méhari was... Méhari | The Citroën Saxo is a car built by Citroën from 1996 to 2003. It is a small hatchback and was sold in Europe. Much of its engineering was shared with the Peugeot 106 of its parent company, Peugeot. The Saxo was criticised for looking too similar... Saxo | 1974 Citroën SM Citroën SM Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968 with the intention of harnessing Maseratis high performance engine technology to produce a true Gran Turismo car, combining sophisticated Citroën suspension with a Maserati power unit. The result was the SM... SM | The Citroën Visa is a small, roomy, light, 5-door car derived from the Peugeot 104 and produced by Citroën from 1978 to 1988. Initially it was available in Spécial and Club models (652 cc, 2-cylinder), and a Super model ( Peugeot 1.1... Visa | Citroen XM with suspension fully lowered Regarded by some as the last real Citroën, the XM was not really a great success. Launched in 1989, it was intended as a replacement for the discontinued CX, with many improvements including a very sophisticated electronic control system for the hydraulic... XM | Xantia | ZX


Prototypes and Concept Cars

The Citroën G Van was the 1948 prototype built by Citroën of a small truck which looked like a scaled down version of the H Van, and equipped with the 375 cc engine of the 2CV. One model of the G Van has survived till today... G Van | The Citroën Prototype C was a range of vehicles created by Citroën from 1955 to 1956 under the direction of André Lefèbvre. The idea was to produce a water drop-shaped, very lightweight vehicle, which would be more modern and smaller than the... Prototype C | The Citroën 2CV Pop was the study by Citroën of a luxuous execution of the 2CV, built in 1973. The car featured a special bonnet which made it look like the Traction Avant and the engine was the four-cylinder engine of the GS, following the... 2CV Pop | The Citroën GS Camargue was a concept car of a Citroën GS Coupé 2+2 which was designed by the Italian company Bertone. It was presented in 1972 at the Geneva Motor Show. Historically, this is the first collaboration between Bertone and Citroën... GS Camargue | The Citroën C44 is a little-known CX-engined VW Iltis jeep. It was proposed by Citroën to the French Army in 1981 but the Peugeot P4 (based on the Mercedes G-Class) got finally selected. Therefore, it never entered production. However, some Citroën... C44 | The Citroën Karin was a concept car presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1980. It featured a striking, pyramidal design and was designed by Trevor Fiore. Categories: Citroën vehicles | Concept vehicles | Automobile stubs ... Karin | Zabrus

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