The Citroen AX was introduced in 1986 with the aim of replacing the iconic Citroen Visa. It featured a modern exterior design and an engine line-up that allowed drivers to choose between economy, performance, or high power options. The car was small and light but it had a spacious interior that offered plenty of storage space.
The Citroen AX was powered by a range of engines including the 1.4L XS, the 1.1L TU-5, and the 1.4TU-3 turbocharged motor. All these engines were mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. Performance levels for all engines were good - the 1.4L XS could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 11.8 seconds, while the top turbocharged 1.4TU-3 engine achieved a quicker time of 11.2 seconds.
In terms of features, the Citroen AX was quite well equipped for its time. It had power windows and steering, air conditioning, a central locking system, adjustable sport seats, and other features such as an onboard computer and trip computer. Additionally, the car offered good levels of safety with features like ABS brakes, airbags, and a reinforced cabin structure.
The Citroen AX was a popular economy hatchback that sold very well in Europe. Read more