The Citroen ZX – Citroen’s Hero

The Citroen ZX – Citroen’s Hero

The Citroën ZX is a small family car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1991 and 1998.

During the early 1990s, the ZX was Citroën's competitor in the class traditionally dominated in Europe by the Ford Escort and Vauxhall/Opel Astra, a market segment Citroën had moved away from when the GSA was discontinued in 1986.

The Citroen ZX – Citroen's Hero

The BX had tried to address the small family car market and the large family car market by being 'between sizes' but well packaged. In 1993 the Citroën ZX chassis was also used for the Peugeot 306 which, with its attractive Peugeot 205 derived styling, was a more successful car than its twin. The Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Partner were also built on the same platform. European production and sales of the ZX ceased in 1998 with the arrival of the replacement Citroën Xsara.

The ZX's interior space and value received praise from critics and consumers. Of particular note was the rear seat arrangement; it was mounted on a sliding platform that allowed the seat to be moved rearwards to increase rear legroom, or forwards to increase cargo space.

The Citroen ZX – Citroen's Hero

The handling of the ZX was also one of its strong point – all wheel steering was ahead of its time in fact.

Here's to hoping for more cars like the ZX in the future!

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