Saxo model debuted in 1996 and is one of the smallest in the line of Citroen. It replaced the Arts , and has come to represent a class A Citroen compact car nines . Good performance , excellent handling , a sleek, modern design and comfortable interior made Saxo popular.
The car was offered in three-and five-door version. Later on its base built hatchback - Saxo VTS. In Europe, this model is often referred to as a \"hot version\" . Acceleration to \"hundreds » Saxo VTS takes 8.7 seconds . The maximum speed of 205 km / h. This version is equipped with a 16-valve 1.6 - liter engine producing 118 hp .
In 1999, Saxo has undergone some changes. The new design of the front of a car pastors noticeably revitalized appearance . There headlights more rounded shape , the design of which was that the main lights and turn indicators were combined under a single lens . On the hood made two ribs, which fades into the grille adorned with a massive logo Citroen. And for much more car began to establish bi-colored reflectors and rear window cleaner .
Inside, in order to improve comfortableness changed the shape of the rear seat backs and significantly increased the size of the head restraints.
Updated equipped Saxo run counter to the MOT, air conditioning system and other necessary equipment.
It is noteworthy that Citroen gave the 12- year warranty against rust body.
The engine range consisted of five petrol : 1.0 l/45 hp , 1.1 l/54 hp, 1.4 l/75 hp , 1.6 l/88 hp , 1.6 l/118 hp and a 1.5 -liter diesel unit with capacity of 54 hp .
Responsible for the safety : seat belt tensioning system , two airbags and side-impact mitigation .
In 2000, based on the Citroen Saxo built electric car. Motor power of 11-20 kW , the power reserve in urban areas - 80 km, acceleration from a standstill to 50 km / h - 8.3 seconds, top speed - 91 km / h . Current source 20 are nickel -cadmium batteries recharge time 7 hours when using the equipment for rapid charging process is reduced to 40 minutes.