In 1997 in the United Kingdom, 25% of all sales of high performance superminis were Saxos
- the 90 bhp VTR and 120 bhp VTS outselling rivals from Ford, Vauxhall,
Peugeot, Volkswagen, Renault and Fiat. More than 6,000 hot Saxos were
sold in Britain in 1997 in a year when total Saxo sales exceeded 50,000
to become CitroŽn's fastest selling car ever.