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Citroen Xantia (1993 - 2000)

Last updated 24 July 2016


Model Timeline

April 1993
Citroen Xantia launched

Good looking, 'different' hatchbacks and estates with excellent front-end grip, safe handling, fine ride quality out of town plus the ability to raise themselves on their suspension to clear obstacles and to sink down to the ground if required. Good rear legroom.

Length 14' 7", width 5' 9", weight from 1,170kg.

Estates all have three lap/diagonal rear belts.

Suspension never goes baggy. Suspension spheres quick, easy and cheap to replace.

112bhp 16 valve 1.8 and 135bhp 2.0 litre engines from N reg on quite sporty but can use a bit of oil in valve stem lubrication. 150bhp turbocharged 8v Activa had fantastic handling and roadholding. 194bhp 3.0 V6 was a bit overkill for this market.

February 1998
Range facelifted

Now with three-piece bumpers. Turbo-diesel automatic from Spring '98 a good cruiser. New HDI diesel engine from October 1998 best fuel miser in-CLASS. 12-year body warranty from September 1999. Cheap cars by 2007.

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