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CitroŽn Saxo

1995 - 2003 

All but identical to the Peugeot 106 despite the fact that they share no body panels in common, the Saxo was launched in 1995 to replace the AX In fact, both the 106 and Saxo are derived from the AX; so far from being a "badge-engineered Peugeot", it is the 106 which is a "badge-engineered CitroŽn" and

The car was facelifted in 1997 and now features the "corporate nose".

The two pictures above depict the original nose treatment.

Saxo is available in a variety of trim levels with a multitude of engine choices and two body styles - a three door hatchback and a five door hatchback.

The entry level model is the Saxo X, available in either 3 or 5 door versions and with a choice of 1,1i petrol or 1,5 diesel engines.

The Saxo SX is available in both 3 and 5 door versions with a choice of 1,1i, 1,4i and 1,5 D engines with an automatic gearbox available with the 1,4i engine.  Electric power steering is fitted as standard.

The Saxo Exclusive is available in both 3 and 5 door versions with a choice of 1,4i and 1,5 D engines with automatic transmission available with the petrol engine.

The Saxo VTR is equipped with a 1,6i engine and is available in 3 door form only. It is fitted with flared wheel arches and has bumpers and door mirrors painted in the body colour.

The Saxo VTS is powered by a 16 valve, 1,6i engine and this has provided the basis for the very successful competition cars.

1,1i

1,4i

1,6i auto

1,6i

1,6i 16V

1,5D

Trim

X/SX

SX/Exclusive

SX/Exclusive

VTR

VTS

X/SX/Exclusive

Engine

Petrol
4 cylinders
1 124 cm3
60 bhp @ 6 200 rpm

Petrol
4 cylinders
1 360 cm3
75 bhp @ 5 500 rpm

Petrol
4 cylinders
1 587 cm3
90 bhp @ 5 600 rpm

Petrol
4 cylinders
1 587 cm3
90 bhp @ 5 600 rpm

Petrol
4 cylinders
1 587 cm3
120 bhp @ 5 600 rpm

Diesel
4 cylinders
1 527 cm3
58 bhp @ 5 600 rpm

Top speed

162 kph

175 kph

176 kph

185 kph

205 kph

158 kph

0 - 100 kph

12,8

11,2

12,5

10,2

7,7

15,7

Above - the Peugeot 106

Above - the year 2000 Saxo

The Saxo/106-based Mťhariesque Mega Club built by the Aix-les-Bains company Mega

© 1999 Julian Marsh