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CITROEN Visa Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 2
First production year: 1978
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback
 

1981 - 1988

At the beginning of the '80s, Citroen needed a car to compete in the European compact class. In time, its dimensions downgraded the car into the small class. It did it with a Peugeot-based hatchback named Visa. The Citroen Visa was created to replace the Ami, which was launched in 1961 and it was already old. Its design was not suitable anymore for a market that discovered the hatchback...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  CITROEN Visa 0.7L 4MT (35 HP)

  CITROEN Visa 1.1L 4MT (50 HP)

  CITROEN Visa 1.2L 4MT (64 HP)

  CITROEN Visa 1.4L 4MT (60 HP)

  CITROEN Visa 1.4L 5MT (80 HP)

  CITROEN Visa 1.6L 5MT (105 HP)

diesel engines:

  CITROEN Visa 1.8L 4MT (60 HP)

1978 - 1981

Citroen tried to develop a new vehicle to replace the aging 2CV, and the Visa seemed to be the perfect answer for that. In some way, it did, since it managed to sell in high numbers and in a few shapes. By the late '70s, Citroen already knew that the hatchbacks were on the rise. Volkswagen already proved that with the boxy-looking Golf, and Honda also did well with the Civic. The French ...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  CITROEN Visa 0.7L 4MT (36 HP)

  CITROEN Visa 1.1L 4MT (57 HP)