Here was a stunning two door coupť based largely on XM mechanical bits fitted with a 3 litre V6 24 valve engine developing 200 bhp, an automatic 4 speed gearbox, an active antiroll system and a multi function VDU.
Activa 2 was the star of the 1990 Paris Motor Show
Much of the suspension technology would find its way into the Xantia Activa.
2 could have been put into production but CitroŽn felt that it would
not have been commercially viable since in order to make a profit, it
would have been competing with marques with a proven track record in
building high performance coupťs and they considered it unlikely that
Porsche and BMW and Mercedes owners would be seduced by the double
chevron. The fact that wealthy CitroŽn enthusiasts would have
snapped it up did not sway PSA's management. Additionally, Calvet was
worried it would look too good compared to the forthcoming XM.