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Citroen CX (1974-1991)

The Citroën CX was a mid-size luxury executive car designed by Robert Opron and was produced by Citroën and available from 1974 to 1991. The CX was a technological master piece and was voted European Car of the Year for 1975 beating off the Volkswagen Golf and Audi 50. The CX was first seen in the late summer of 1974 and produced in the new purpose-built factory at Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris that had been opened the previous year.  Most Citroen evisionardos thought the CX would sit nicely along side the DS in the model line up for that year, However the demise of the DS would be quite swift and by the following year it would cease being produced, Initially the CX was a huge sales success taking most of the loyal DS customers and even enticed the normally Citroen shy buyer.

Its UK debut was in June 1975 and the first right hand drive CX2000 models were in the dealers showroom which sadly heralded the end of the D.S. The first available models were a four-door fastbacks.The CX220 joined the line up and shortly followed by the Safari estate car and Familiale seven seater estate both set on a longer wheelbase.

All models came with Hydropneumatic suspension with integral self-leveling suspension, a spaceship like dashboard that employed a rotating drum speedometer and  also featured was the DIRAVI steering. This steering which will turn the wheels back to straight-ahead if you let go of the wheel while stationary meant that non-self-cancelling indicators was part of the package too! 

At first there was a four-speed manual gearbox then from 1976 came a three speed semi-automatic (the C-Matic). Later in 1977 came a five speeds manual and then in 1980  a replacement for the  least loved C-Matic. The Series 2 was produced from late 1985 where the CX received a  major face lift  which gave it different interior layout and did away with the revolving speedo and went back to a more normal speedometer and to the exterior it got all new bigger plastic bumpers.

In 1989 Citroen introduced the less radical XM and the CX was finally fazed out. 

 

Some Of The Various Models Of The Citroen CX Produced Between 1974 – 1991

Model

Model

Model

Model

CX Leader

CX Croisette

 

CX Prestige

 

CX Evasion

 

CX Athéna

 

CX GTI

 

CX Limousine

 

CX Familiale

 

CX Reflex

 

CX Pallas

CX Concorde

 

CX Safari

 

CX 20

CX 25 TGI

CX 25 DTR Turbo 2 Safari

 

CX 2200 Club

 

CX 20 IE

CX 25 TGi Safari

 

CX 25 RD

 

CX 2200 Super

 

CX 20 RE

CX 25 TGi Familiale  Auto

 

CX 25 RD Turbo

 

CX 2200 Pallas

 

CX 20 TRE

CX 25 TGi Safari  Auto

 

CX 25 RD Turbo 2

 

CX 2200 D Super

 

CX 20 TGE

CX 25 GTI

 

CX 25 TRD

 

CX 2200 D Comfort

 

CX 20 Pallas

CX 25 GTI Turbo

 

CX 25 TRD Turbo

 

CX 2400 Super

 

CX 20 Familiale

CX 25 GTI Turbo 2

 

CX 25 TRD Turbo 2

 

CX 2400 GTI

 

CX 22 RI

CX 25 Pallas iE  Auto

 

CX 25 TGD

 

CX 2400 IE Pallas

 

CX 22 RS

CX 25 Prestige

CX 25 TGD Turbo Safari

CX 2400 IE Pallas C-Matic

 

CX 22 RS Safari 5d

CX 25 Prestige Turbo

 

CX 25 Pallas D

 

CX 2400 Prestige

 

CX 22 RS Familiale

CX 25 Prestige Turbo 2

 

CX 2000 Administration

 

CX 2400 IE Prestige

 

CX 22 TRS

CX 25 Limousine Turbo

 

CX 2000

 

CX 2500 D Super

 

CX 22 TGE Safari

CX 25 Limousine Turbo 2

 

CX 2000 Confort

 

CX 2500 D Confort

 

CX 22 Croisette

CX 25 D

 

CX 2000 Super

 

CX 2500 D Pallas

 

CX 25 RI

 

CX 25 DTR

 

CX 2000 GT

 

CX 2500 D Limousine

 

CX 25 TRI

 

CX 25 DTR Turbo

 

CX 2000 Pallas

 

CX 2500 RD Turbo

CX 25 TRi Safari  Auto

 

CX 25 DTR Turbo Safari

 

CX 2200 Administration

 

Total Production 1,041,560

 

Citroen CX How Many On The Road

Model

Number

Number

 

Number

Number

 

TAXED

SORN’ED

 

TAXED

SORN’ED

CX 20

3

0

CX 25 RI Familiale 

6

12

CX Pallas

5

1

CX 22 TRI Safari Auto

4

3

CX 20 RE

1

6

CX 22 TRI Safari

9

22

CX RE Familiale

2

2

CX 2500 Super

4

1

CX 2000

1

1

CX Athena

7

5

CX 2000 Super

0

2

CX DTR Turbo

0

1

CX 22 RS Familiale

3

2

CX DTR Turbo Safari

0

3

CX 22 RS Safari

3

3

CX  Familiale  Auto

1

0

CX 22 TRS

8

39

CX  Familiale  D

1

4

CX 2200

3

1

CX  Familiale TC  Auto

1

2

CX 2400

2

3

CX Pallas

4

3

CX 2400 GTI

3

4

CX Pallas IE Auto

2

5

CX 2400 Reflex Familiale 

0

1

CX Pallas Injection Auto

2

2

CX 2400 Reflex Familiale  A

0

1

CX Pallas Injection

1

0

CX 2400 TC Auto

1

2

CX Pallas TC Auto

3

2

CX 25 DTR TD

27

60

CX Pallas TC Semi  Auto

1

0

CX 25 GTI Auto

11

21

CX Prestige Auto

0

1

CX 25 GTI

3

4

CX Prestige

5

1

CX 25 GTI Turbo

27

67

CX Prestige I/A Auto

4

2

CX 25 IE Familiale  Auto

1

1

CX Prestige Injection  Auto

1

1

CX 25 IE Familiale 

3

1

CX Prestige Injection 

0

1

CX 25 Pallas Auto

1

0

CX  Reflex

3

6

CX 25 Pallas IE

9

3

CX  Reflex Familiale

1

3

CX Prestige Auto

7

10

CX Safari 2400

1

0

CX Prestige

1

7

CX Safari

2

1

CX Prestige Turbo 2

3

3

CX TGD Safari D Turbo

1

0

CX 25 RD Turbo

0

2

CX TGE Safari

0

1

CX 25 RI Familiale  A

3

0

Totals Of Tax’Taxed & SORNed’

195

327

Citroen CX Dimensions

Type

Length

Width

Height

Kerb weight

 

Metric

 

4622-4960 mm

 

1734 mm

 

1357-1465 mm

 

1234 – 1520 Kg

 

Imperial

 

15’ 2” - 16’ 3”

 

5’ 8”

 

4’ 5” – 4’10”

 

2721 - 3351 lb

 

 

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