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9 May 2001

The Xantia has a Cd factor of 0.34

The three-piece bumpers, less angular than before, are claimed to offer cheaper repair costs

Clear, crystal-style rear tail-lights distinguish the Series 2 Xantia

The door trims are new and feature deep door pockets capable of holding A4 paper-sized documents

The thicker, more rounded dashboard contains revised instrumentation

Energy absorbing padding has been added to the doors

The front seatbelts feature load-limiters for greater occupant safety

A key transponder-operated immobiliser replaces the old console-mounted key-pad anti-theft device

Citroen claims the Series 2 Xantia meets the European crash safety standards slated for 2003

Energy from side impacts are deflected via new beams into the roof and floor areas of the body shell

Redesigned headlights and a triple-fluted bonnet give the Series 2 Xantia a more aggressive front

The grille houses the bigger and more pronounced double-chevron Citroen logo

From 1999 dual airbags are standard across the range

Overall length increases by eight centimetres in the sedan and five centimetres in the wagon

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