The AX allowed Citroën to proudly showed off innovative abilities in...
The Attraction of the Paris Motor Show
The AX allowed Citroën to proudly showed off innovative abilities in creating a city car. Those who could not go to the Paris Motor Show must have seen the highly symbolic advertising launch featuring the Great Wall of China, underlined with the mantra "Revolutionary"!
More than a slogan, a statement which was included in Citroën’s "Eco 2000" research programme. The objective was to define an economical and modern vehicle with a focus on reducing weight. The Results: The 3.5 metre AX weighed just 640 kg. Its interior space was preserved thanks to reducing the size of the engine compartment. In terms of consumption, the AX 11, 55hp, used just 3.9litres/100km combined even when it exceed 100 mph. A market revolution!