THE STYLING CHANGES FOR THE NEW BX
When one manufactures a car which has became one of the greatest successes of the last few years, one is inevitably tempted to let to it continue unchanged. After all, why change a formula which has proved so successful? Why? Here is the response of Carl Olsen, director of Styling at CitroŽn:
was a great encouragement to see how the BX lived up to the dreams of
consumers. It was the right car at the right time. But, in
the car industry, that which does not advance gets left behind and
which does not evolve or move does not advance. And no-one would
suggest that a teenager should stop developing because he is a
On the one hand, to affirm the characteristics clearly - often of the avant-garde - which created the reputation of CitroŽn, and on the other hand, not to cut it off from the sharp forces of one of the largest market segments – that of medium engine size.
The result: an aerodynamic form without aggressiveness, flexible lines without roundness, comfort without sogginess, originality but functional too, economy with brilliance... In short, establishing qualities of balance within this synthesis quickly made the BX a success. Consequently - this is the second evolution of the BX - it was enough to gear up this success by developing a solid and wide range making it possible to follow - to even anticipate – more closely, the desires and the needs not only for the existing clientele, but for customers new to the BX.
The BX range is now even more complete, with 23 models, including a new, even more economical and the new top of the range BX 19 GTi, which harmoniously matches performance and the responsiveness of a sports car to the refined comfort of a luxury car.
The 1987 BX range BX now comprises two body styles (saloons and estates), seven types of
the BX 19 GTi, one of the most sophisticated braking systems in the
world, ABS is available as an option. It prevents wheel locking
even on slippery surfaces and thereby offers an extraordinary safety