Citroen ZX Unique Cars and Parts

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Citroën ZX

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The Most Model In Citroens History

The ZX was launched on 16 March 1991. the consisting of four very trim levels; the base was the Reflex, next was the Avantage at families and then there was the Aura series. The final was the relatively sporting Volcane, lowered and firmer suspension.

The 130bhp TD was one of the first diesel Over time, further were introduced including the a cheaper sports model, a high performance derivative and special editions. The ZX slotted in the AX and BX, and was arguably the most conventional model in the company’s history.

There was no hydropneumatic suspension it was considered too expensive. There was no body style — an idea was considered too avant for what Citroen’s Peugeot claimed was a conservative market. No novelties, other than adjustment of the rear seat (an borrowed from the Mazda 121 ). wasn’t even the single-spoke which had been a long-time trademark.


The floorpan of the ZX was new, but was with the later released 306, which replaced the 309 eventually, the 205. Suspension of the ZX was by MacPherson struts. The rear had suspension. with wheel by trailing arms, and it featured a rear-steer system.

Essentially it was a more sophisticated of the system that had already used by Volkswagen, Vauxhall and

The rear suspension unit was on four rubber blocks, in connected to the floorpan. Cornering deform the blocks laterally, in turn alter the toe angles of the wheels, so they will in the same direction as the fronts cornering — thus vehicle stability.

Engines the then familiar TU and XU Peugeot-Citroen the 1360cc 75bhp motor, 89bhp engine and 1905cc Catalyst-cleansed versions of all three were available for ‘green’ such as Germany and Switzerland. gearboxes are standard.

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There was nothing bold the exterior: soft-edged, relatively and in no way individualistic, it was at least relatively — the Cd varied from to 0.33. Five doors standard.

Although very the interior at least had the virtue of The whole car felt much solid than the contemporary from the late 1980s. was excellent, the rear seat was big for a couple of adults — and was to adjust fore-aft — and the space was generous.

If you optioned the sliding rear though, you would compromise space: the rear squab folded on top of the cushions. But although the sliding platform arrangement did the seat to be moved rearwards to rear legroom, or forwards to cargo space.

The rear seat aside, the ZX’s space and value received from critics and consumers. specification models with folding and removable seats had ultimate capacity. The ZX specification was for its class, with most getting power steering, windows, electric sunroof, a side (and sometimes side) airbag and anti-lock system as either optional or equipment.

However, the ZX was criticised for the lack of feel, particularly in the interior and body panels — the side panels were to pick up supermarket car park dents — and also the worn fabrics in low spec in comparison with rivals as the Vauxhall/Opel Astra and Volkswagen Mk3.

It Citroen ZX was competitively though, unlike the Golf was priced at a premium. Although the engines were very (with many examples up 400,000 kilometers with routine servicing) the gasoline did receive some criticism for unreliability. The ZX’s styling, it had similarities to the Bertone designed XM in wagon form), was also by many Citroën enthusiasts, who saw it as far too and bland from a company known for its bold and advanced (DS, CX, BX, XM).

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