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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Mini

After five years since it was launched, the small Citroen AX received a facelift in 1991, trying to keep up with the latest design trends, and the receive worked well since it could stay on the market until 1998.

Peugeot managed to save Citroen after imposing some drastic measures. The new owner not only that it reduced the number of platforms used but also ditched the boxer engines. But that was not enough. Thus, it managed to create a small-sized vehicle called AX, which had to stay longer on the market to decrease the manufacturing costs per unit. But that wasn't possible just by using the same initial shape and engine range. Thus, in 1991, after the dismissal of the 2CV range, the AX remained the smallest Citroen on sale, and it had to attract some of its former sibling customers.

The facelifted version of the AX was available in a three- or five-door configuration. On the facelifted version, the car got rounded edges. Yet, the headlights, even though they looked more up-to-date thanks to the clear blinkers, remained angular-shaped. In this version, there were no exterior door handles. They were concealed in the B-pillar. To ensure proper ventilation, Citroen installed pop-out windows for the rear seats.

Inside, the new dashboard featured a smaller instrument cluster, which was also cheaper to produce. Yet the materials' quality was increased, thus creating a better, friendlier environment. At the back, the car provided just enough room for a couple of teenagers.

Under the hood, Citroen installed a wide choice of engines, similar to those on the five-door version. Yet, the three-door received a sportier version of the 1.4-liter powerplant, which offered more power. It was developed to be used on local, mono-brand races.

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CITROEN AX 3 doors 1991 - 1998
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.1L 5MT (60 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.4L 5MT (95 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 1.4L D 5MT (50 HP)
  • 1.5L D 5MT (58 HP)

CITROEN AX 3 doors 1.1L 5MT (60 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.1L 5MT (60 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1124 cm3
Power
44 KW @ 6200 RPM
60 HP @ 6200 RPM
59 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
65 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
88 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
103.8 mph (167 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
155/70R13
DIMENSIONS
Length
138.6 in (3520 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1514.6 lbs (687 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2557.4 lbs (1160 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
38.6 mpg US (6.1 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 doors 1.4L 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
55 KW @ 5800 RPM
75 HP @ 5800 RPM
74 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
82 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
111 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Monopoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107.5 mph (173 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
155/70R13
DIMENSIONS
Length
138.6 in (3520 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1653.5 lbs (750 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2700.7 lbs (1225 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
34.6 mpg US (6.8 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 doors 1.4L 5MT (95 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (95 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
70 KW @ 6600 RPM
95 HP @ 6600 RPM
94 BHP @ 6600 RPM
Torque
86 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
117 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115.6 mph (186 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60R13
DIMENSIONS
Length
138.6 in (3520 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1730.6 lbs (785 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2722.7 lbs (1235 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Highway
34.6 mpg US (6.8 L/100Km)
Combined
35.6 mpg US (6.6 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 doors 1.4L D 5MT (50 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L D 5MT (50 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1360 cm3
Power
36.8 KW @ 5000 RPM
50 HP @ 5000 RPM
49 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
61 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
82 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
93.2 mph (150 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
145/70R13
DIMENSIONS
Length
138.6 in (3520 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1600.6 lbs (726 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2535.3 lbs (1150 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
56 mpg US (4.2 L/100Km)

CITROEN AX 3 doors 1.5L D 5MT (58 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L D 5MT (58 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1527 cm3
Power
42.7 KW @ 5000 RPM
58 HP @ 5000 RPM
57 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
69 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
94 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
98.2 mph (158 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
145/70R13
DIMENSIONS
Length
138.6 in (3520 mm)
Width
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Height
53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/51.2 in (1,379/1,300 mm)
Wheelbase
89.8 in (2281 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.3 in (109 mm)
Cargo Volume
9.6 cuFT (272 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1704.2 lbs (773 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2678.6 lbs (1215 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
46.1 mpg US (5.1 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
52.3 mpg US (4.5 L/100Km)
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