What is a car "Citroen Xantia"?

In 1993, the Citroen-Xantia model was presented to the review of French car lovers. Its main difference is the hydropneumatic suspension, which drivers have been arguing about for half a century. But only in the suspension feature of this model? Let's see.

Historical facts

As already mentioned, the debut of the car "Citroen-Xantia" was held back in 1993. Since then, it is popular not only in France, but also in other countries. Including in Russia. The car of the middle class has replaced the "Citroen BX".

Citroen Xantia

The first models were equipped with gasoline and diesel engines with power up to 120 and 90 horsepower, respectively. In 1995, new models with other engine variants appeared. They already attended the turbocharger.

At the same time, the "Citroen-Xantia" wagon appeared in the modification "Brek". Another novelty is the modification of "Asset". She differed suspension with stabilization system.But she did not enjoy popularity because of expensive service.

In 1997, the model has affected restyling. He touched and looks, and the technical side.

Exterior and interior model

Around the exterior of the car a lot of talk. Some consider it unusual for the company. Others believe that it was Citroen-Xantia that changed the design of the next-generation Citroen models.

The first generation of cars produced only in the back of a hatchback. The car visually seemed wider due to a small overhang of the trunk lid and flat glass.

 Citroen Xantia Engine

The trunk volume of the Xanthia is quite large (480 liters). Another advantage of it is a flat floor. With the rear seats folded down, the trunk volume is almost doubled. The volume of the trunk in the body of the "station wagon" with the seats folded and even more - 1 690 liters.

After restyling changed the front bumper. A few centimeters became more body. Wheel arches widened. Now they installed wheels with a diameter of 15 inches.

As for the cabin, here the model follows the traditions of the company. Simple and neat style, unobtrusive and slightly conservative.The control panel contains all the necessary adjustments that are compact. The steering column is height adjustable.

After restyling, the panel became slightly rounded. The configuration of the center console and steering wheel has changed. Changed door upholstery.

Configuration and additional features

The basic equipment of the car already included central locking and power steering. True, this was the end of her "stuffing". More expensive modifications are already equipped with air conditioning, airbags and even anti-lock system.

The most expensive equipment included climate control, leather interior and other modern features that improve safety.

Citroen Xantia wagon

Options responsible for security, expanded after restyling. Appeared frontal airbags, as well as side for the rear seat passengers.


Over time, the Citroen-Xantia engine was improved and changed. The first petrol engines of 1.6 to 2.0 liters produced power from 88 to 121 liters. from. The diesel version of the time had a volume of 1.9 liters and power up to 90 liters. from. Their maximum speed was at around 160 km / h.

A few years later, models of turbocharged petrol engines appeared. Their capacity was 147 liters. from. with a volume of 2.0 liters.

The list of standard power units has increased after restyling. Petrol engines of 2.0 l and 2.9 l (132 and 190 hp, respectively) appeared. A two-liter diesel engine with a power of 110 horsepower had direct fuel injection.

The maximum speed reached 230 km / h. True, overclocking took time. The best indicator - 12.6 s showed a gasoline engine of 112 liters. from.

"Citroen-Xantia" is considered to be one of the best models of the manufacturer. This is confirmed by high levels of sales at all times of its production. Motorists appreciated the reliability of the car, its stylish design, roomy interior and original technical stuffing.

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