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Citroën Axel

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The Axel was the result of a joint venture between Citroën of France and Automobile Craiova in Romania, and ended up being built in the Eastern Bloc country as the Oltcit. The three-door supermini looked like a Visa but was actually derived from the aborted Projet Y, and was powered by the air-cooled GSA engine. When exported to western Europe, the Axel was sold at a bargain price, but still failed to find favour thanks to poor quality and unreliability. Reasonably plentiful in eastern Europe, but a rare oddity closer to home.



Marque: Citroën | Successor: Citroën AX


q.v. Citroën Visa, Oltcit





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