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CitroŽn Xsara

1997 - 2004

CitroŽn has today (10 July 1997) unveiled first details of its new medium sized family car, the stylish Xsara (pronounced`zara' ) which will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September before going on sale in the UK in November.

Xsara will feature a range of high torque petrol and diesel engines including 2,0 litre, 1,8 litre, 1,6 litre and 1,4 litre petrol as well as 1,9 litre normally aspirated and turbocharged diesel powerplants.
Xsara will initially be offered in a choice of two bodystyles, a sophisticated yet practical five door will be followed by a stunning sports coupť.

Xsara draws upon CitroŽn's proven expertise in suspension design and incorporates a self steering rear axle for impeccable road behaviour with a superior blend of roadholding, agile handling and ride comfort.

The Xsara will join the CitroŽn range between the best selling Saxo and the larger Xantia. Xsara is a bigger car than its predecessor, the ZX, and at 4.17 m as opposed to 3.72 m for the Saxo, there is a gap which will be plugged by Projet T-2, a re-bodied Peugeot 206.

Jean Marie Walch, Managing Director of CitroŽn UK said, `With its flowing good looks, Xsara will appeal to a wide cross section of motorists, including private and business users, each demanding style, refinement, practicality and comfort in a secure and safe vehicle.'

© 1997 Julian Marsh